Rove's Palin prediction
August 21st, 2011
02:54 PM ET
12 years ago

Rove's Palin prediction

(CNN) - Karl Rove predicted Sunday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is likely to run for president and will make her decision known soon.

Rove, the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush and co-founder of American Crossroads, a conservative political action committee, said Palin's upcoming trip to Iowa and recent web video are evidence she is gearing up for a run.

"I'm not much of a gambler, but I'd put a little more money that she gets in than if she doesn't," Rove told "Fox News Sunday."

If Palin, who was the vice presidential candidate on the 2008 Republican ticket, doesn't make a decision shortly, people will assume she is not running and withhold their support, Rove said.

"You can only tease so many times in the political process, and I think she is getting to the end of that," Rove said.

Palin has flirted with a White House bid for months, even launching a bus tour in early presidential contest states.

Most recently, she attended the Iowa State Fair on the same weekend as the high stakes Ames Straw Poll. The video her political action committee released Friday showcased her trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Palin returns to Iowa to address a tea party group on September 3rd.

Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
soundoff (354 Responses)
  1. Gloria

    Silly Sarah! What a loser! I couldn't stand listening to her anymore if she runs. Please run back to Alaska!!

    August 22, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. TruthBeTold

    Richard Nixon could come back to life with Spiro Agnew as VP again and easily trounce the always-vacationing-golfing-teleprompter-in-chief and his bumbling hair plug VP in a landslide.

    August 22, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. Chach

    Cool. She and Bachmann can debate whether or not Africa is country or a continent, while Perry prays that he isn't asked the same question.

    August 22, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. DD

    I'm sure the GOP... er, the Democrats, will love the ongoing distraction.

    August 22, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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