A day after Sarah Palin released a campaign-like video documenting her recent trip to Iowa, veteran campaigner and former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove said he believes the former Alaska governor will enter the race for president. Byron York at the Washington Examinerreports:
Further fueling speculation that Sarah Palin will run for president, SarahPAC has released this gauzy campaign-grade video of her recent appearance at the Iowa state fair:
You'll notice cameos by Steve Hayes and Mary Katharine Ham in the video (Palin's clearly making a play for THE WEEKLY STANDARD primary). Palin will deliver a September 3 keynote address to a Tea Party group in Iowa. Stay tuned.
It’s anybody's guess whether Sarah Palin will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. If she does, she’s likely to benefit from a highly favorable documentary that highlights the part of her career least known to most Americans.
There’s no GOP operative for whom I have higher regard than former RNC chair and senior Bush advisor Ed Gillespie. He deserves to be taken seriously when he says (according to Politico): "For all intents and purposes, the field is set. The waiting is over. It's possible someone may get in later on, but Republican activists, officials and donors are going to begin picking a horse from the current field, and things are going to accelerate pretty quickly now. We have a field that will produce a nominee capable of beating Obama next November."