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 Examiner reports:
Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run.
Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Iowa September 3. The event location was recently moved from Waukee, Iowa, to Indianola, Iowa to accommodate a larger crowd.
"This is her last chance," Rove said. "She either gets in or gets out [after the Iowa visit]. I think she gets in."
Palin, who visited Iowa during last week's state fair and straw poll festivities as part of her "One Nation" bus tour, reignited speculation that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will run for the top job in 2012. The Daily Caller's Alex Pappas reported from Iowa last week that Palin was still "undecided" about 2012 and that she would support any Republican that could beat Barack Obama.