Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs provide intimate and insightful commentary as they both speak with great authority and accuracy from a White House Insider's perspective. Each speaker shines a dynamic light on the political issues of the day based on their unique relationships - Karl Rove from his years as one of President George W. Bush's closest confidants and advisors, and Robert Gibbs from his years as a longtime advisor to President Obama.
Karl Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in US News & World Report as “unique...no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” A key member of the President’s inner circle, he has been called a master strategist whose “game has always been long term,” says columnist David Broder, “and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” He was ranked #1 on both the Telegraph.co.uk’s List of the “50 Most Influential Political Pundits in America” and New York Magazine's “Most Popular Political Pundit Index.” As a Fox News contributor, Karl provides a “genuine feel of inside knowledge,” says David Zurawik, a television critic for The Baltimore Sun.
Robert Gibbs has been an advisor and strategist to President Obama from the early days of Obama's 2004 Senate race to his sweep to the White House. Most recently, he served as President Obama's Press Secretary, presiding over daily press briefings at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Mr. Gibbs has traveled a long road with President Barack Obama, and his rapport and access to the President provides intimate and insightful commentaries. He is one of President Obama's masterminds and can speak with great authority and accuracy from a White House insider's perspective on any of the issues that have crossed the President's desk. His leadership of President Obama's campaigns makes him a valuable commentator on the upcoming 2012 elections.