A recently released internet video has renewed speculation that Sarah Palin will run for President. Former top George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove thinks that the former Alaska Governor's Labor Day weekend speech is her last chance to join the race, and he believes that she will jump in:
Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity," and predicts that her keynote speech at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Iowa on September 3 could be her announcement. Washington Examiner on how Rove thinks Palin will address the fundraising challenges of coming in this late:
"A late entry into Iowa always raises questions about whether a candidate has the time to raise money, build an organization and meet voters face-to-face. Rove was asked whether a Palin candidacy might operate from 'a different playbook' -- that is, one that does not touch the traditional bases in Iowa. 'She thinks the normal rules don't apply,' Rove said. 'If you're Sarah Palin, you just show up and the money comes and the organization comes and the people come.'"
Rove has reportedly been one of the several key national Republican players holding out hope for either Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run for President. Rove has also made negative comments in the last week about Texas Governor and emerging contender Rick Perry.