Karl Rove

EXCLUSIVE
  • Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist
  • FOX News Contributor and Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Sr. Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • New York Times Bestselling Author, 'Courage and Consequence' and 'The Triumph of William McKinley'

Iconic campaign strategist Karl Rove is one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, widely respected for his robust knowledge of major political issues. Rove served as Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush overseeing the Offices of Political Affairs, Public Liaison, Intergovernmental Relations, Strategic Initiatives and as Deputy Chief, the White House Policy process. Before the White House, he ran Rove + Co., a public affairs firm that consulted on over 75 GOP campaigns for Senator, Governor, Congress, and statewide office. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on Fox News, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Courage and Consequence and The Triumph of William McKinley. Conservative editor and columnist Fred Barnes called him “the greatest political mind of his and probably of any generation.”

From major international conferences and association meetings to college campuses and corporate events, Rove's shrewd analysis resonates with audiences. Diverse organizations including the National Association of Chain Drug StoresSinai Health SystemCignaYahoo!University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and more have sought out Rove as a speaker. Sponsors hosting Rove have reported his remarks "were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders"(Edison Electric Institute) and "provocative, lively and thoughtful" (Nomura) with audiences" often erupting in applause" (Wabash College) and for presentations praised as "one of the highest-rated" (The TriZetto Group). 

 



Karl  Rove photo 3
Karl  Rove photo 2
Karl  Rove headshot
Past Hosts Include:
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • A Major Investment Banking Company
  • Tulsa Town Hall
  • Yahoo!
  • Desert Town Hall
  • Sinai Health System
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Cigna
  • OZY Fest
  • Toyota Motor Sales
Rave Reviews About Karl Rove as a Speaker
Your remarks were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders. Your comments on the current political atmosphere and the prognosis for the future were most informative. We appreciate your also taking the time to greet and speak with so many of the meeting attendees.

Conservatives Today—Karl Rove and Bret Stephens | Rancho Mirage Writers Festival - Get Sharable Link
Talks & Conversations with Karl Rove
Expand all >

Political Point, Counterpoint with Karl Rove

Republican political strategist KARL ROVE often sits down with leading Democratic figures (including David Axelrod, Paul Begala, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Robert Gibbs, Jim Messina, and others) to discuss America’s political scene and major issues. These bipartisan conversations show such polit ...

Republican political strategist KARL ROVE often sits down with leading Democratic figures (including David Axelrod, Paul Begala, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Robert Gibbs, Jim Messina, and others) to discuss America’s political scene and major issues. These bipartisan conversations show such political differences can be discussed with mutual respect and without acrimony.

Rove’s humanity, cooperative nature, and quick wit shine in the Point/Counterpoint format. For a civil, insightful discussion, bring Rove onstage with a partner from across the aisle. The TriZetto Group said, "Your point-counterpoint discussion with Robert Gibbs was one of the highest-rated presentations of the summit. It truly energized the attendees, giving them much to think about and much to discuss.”

America’s Challenges Amidst Its Broken Politics

Leading strategist and Presidential senior advisor KARL ROVE is an iconic strategist but also an historian whose robust knowledge of politics and America’s history have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. Rove provides a thoughtful look at today’s issues, the state of pla ...

Leading strategist and Presidential senior advisor KARL ROVE is an iconic strategist but also an historian whose robust knowledge of politics and America’s history have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. Rove provides a thoughtful look at today’s issues, the state of play in Washington and the election outlook. His life-long political involvement and study of history informs his discussion of our nation’s policy discussions, as well as potential impact on organizations and individuals.

Rove connects with audiences from all political backgrounds. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy said, “Absolutely knocked it out of the park. The most conservative Republicans to the most liberal Democrats in the audience raved on about his speech."

For Leaders: How to Champion Your Industry

In this engaging conversation, White House senior advisor KARL ROVE explains how groups can more effectively be heard by leaders in Washington, starting by marshalling their strength at the local level to make their case to the right people in the right way at the right time. Rove has provided a wid ...

In this engaging conversation, White House senior advisor KARL ROVE explains how groups can more effectively be heard by leaders in Washington, starting by marshalling their strength at the local level to make their case to the right people in the right way at the right time.

Rove has provided a wide range of associations practical insights into making a bigger impact on policy makers and public opinion.  The Edison Electric Institute said, "Your remarks were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders. Your comments on the current political atmosphere and the prognosis for the future were most informative.”

Healthcare in the United States

Karl Rove shows how less government meddling and more competition and markets can result in better health care for all Americans. From access to quality insurance to drug prices to hospital consolidations and more, Rove outlines health care reform that puts patients and their health care providers i ...

Karl Rove shows how less government meddling and more competition and markets can result in better health care for all Americans. From access to quality insurance to drug prices to hospital consolidations and more, Rove outlines health care reform that puts patients and their health care providers in charge, not government and bureaucrats.

"Karl was absolutely FANTASTIC! Obviously a great speaker but also such a pleasant and kind person! Everyone loved having him at the event." -Florida Association of Health Plans

American Controversies

Political pundit turned Wall Street Journal weekly columnist and FOX News contributor KARL ROVE examines issues taken from today’s headlines and walks listeners through what’s likely to happen. Leaning on his administrative experience, he breaks down the nuances of current issues from a historically ...

Political pundit turned Wall Street Journal weekly columnist and FOX News contributor KARL ROVE examines issues taken from today’s headlines and walks listeners through what’s likely to happen. Leaning on his administrative experience, he breaks down the nuances of current issues from a historically informed perspective, providing context to illuminate potential paths forward. Join Rove for an unvarnished conversation that will shed light into the current political landscape and how it will impact industry, communities, and the country.

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn  Twitter 
(-)
Speaker News
<p><strong>Karl Rove in the News</strong></p>

Karl Rove in the News

A leading conservative campaign strategist and White House senior advisor, KARL ROVE offers thoughtful analysis, historical insights, and informed predictions about issues facing our nation today. Drawing on his work as a Wall Street Journal weekly columnist and frequent Fox News contributor, Rove examines issues from today’s news, puts them in a broader historical context, and walks listeners through what’s likely to happen.

Here are his latest headlines:

01.06.2024  Focusing on Jan. 6th is a 'Mistake' for Trump  |  FOX News

11.27.2023  Karl Rove Offers Praise for White House’s John Kirby: ‘Strongest Possible Spokesman’  |  The Messenger

11.25.2023  Rove predicts Iowa is ‘do or die’ for DeSantis  |  The Hill

08.16.2023 The End Is Near for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton  |  The Wall Street Journal

07.13.2023  Wondering What’s in Store for the GOP?  |  Katie Couric Media

07.02.2023  Karl Rove’s Blunt Take on the 2024 GOP Presidential Field  |  Axios

Read Karl Rove’s column on The Wall Street Journal >>

Watch Karl Rove in the news on his YouTube channel >>

<p><strong>Karl Rove delights hosts as both a presenter and moderator</strong></p>

Karl Rove delights hosts as both a presenter and moderator

Few speakers have spoken at so many high-profile events as conservative commentator, political strategist and key White House advisor as KARL ROVE, who consistently earns out-of-this-world reviews. Here’s what some hosts have said:

  • Tulsa Town Hall: "Karl was clever, personable, and so much fun, in addition to being the brilliant speaker that he is!”
  • Hamilton College: "Great!...very generous with his time and incredibly engaging with our students. Lots of positive feedback all around!"
  • Alabama Banker’s Association: "A huge success and so easy to work with. He did a fabulous job and our attendees loved him."

Watch Karl Rove on a panel with The Wall Street Journal >>

Watch Karl Rove’s commentary on FOX Business >>

<p><strong>Karl Rove’s reviews speak for themselves</strong></p>

Karl Rove’s reviews speak for themselves

Conservative commentator and strategist KARL ROVE regularly receives rave reviews for his live engagements. The National Automobile Dealers Association said, “Excellent job—most said 'best speaker we ever had'… a home run!” Rove always leaves a warm impression on hosts, such as the U.S. Global Leadership coalition, who said, “It was by far one of the most entertaining and also valuable conversations we have had, and our Board members have been raving about it all week.” Rove connects with any audience, approaching all groups with respect, research, and regard. Wabash College told us, “The crowd was very responsive, often erupting in applause during the speech and giving a standing ovation at both the conclusion of the speech and of the Q&A session, at which, I would say, Mr. Rove most excelled.” Whether a keynote presentation, moderated Q&A, or live discussion, Rove ensures hosts leave not only with a greater understanding of U.S. politics but also with the satisfaction of a successful event.

Watch Karl Rove in conversation with the U. Chicago Institute of Politics >>

Watch Karl Rove’s keynote for the UVA Center for Politics >>

<p><strong>Karl Rove’s commentary maps the U.S.’s future political landscape</strong></p>

Karl Rove’s commentary maps the U.S.’s future political landscape

Conservative commentator and political strategist KARL ROVE draws on his seven years in the White House to provide to provide insights on politics and public policy. Known for balancing engaging historical anecdotes and substantive, actionable analysis, this leading voice on policy and politics provides compelling context to today’s news. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, often making headlines for his shrewd takes. Rove was described by author and columnist Michael Barone 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.”

Whether a standalone speaker or in debate, Rove connects with audiences across the political spectrum, bringing everyone food for thought. The New Jersey Bankers Association says Rove was "Very informative and well received.”

Join Rove for an enlightening conversation on today’s most pressing issues. The Urban Land Institute said, “Really outstanding presentation by Karl. Substantive, even handed, filled with take-aways and entertaining… Delivered more than advertised. All very positive comments regardless of party affiliation.”

Watch Karl Rove in conversation with the Aspen Ideas Festival >>

Watch Karl Rove’s keynote on the Cable Public Affairs Channel >>

<p><strong>Karl Rove is a foremost voice on election cycles</strong></p>

Karl Rove is a foremost voice on election cycles

As the architect of two winning Presidential campaigns, a leading conservative political strategist and pundit, KARL ROVE highlights the resilience of America’s democracy and offers lessons on today’s political climate. Rove served as Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush where he headed the Offices of Political Affairs, Public Liaison, Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Initiatives, as well as guiding the White House policy process. Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Broder wrote that Rove was a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term… and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.”

Rove has long been sought as a speaker on the impact elections have on individuals and organizations. Putnam Investments said, “you provided our most important business partners with an insightful view of the political landscape … Your participation helped to surpass our objective through your unique ability to analyze both public opinion and the operative factors in political campaigns, and eloquently engage our audience.”

Rove engages audiences at any level, from the classroom to the boardroom. Georgetown University said, “The Delegation truly enjoyed the opportunity to hear from him. His thoughts and insight on the mid-term elections, the new Congress and the upcoming 2016 Presidential race resulted in a very engaging Q&A session.”

Watch Karl Rove in conversation with the U. Chicago Institute of Politics >>

Watch Karl Rove’s keynote for the UVA Center for Politics >>

<p><strong>Karl Rove brings our nation's history to life</strong></p>

Karl Rove brings our nation's history to life

Conservative commentator and strategist KARL ROVE is also the New York Times bestselling author of Courage and Consequence and The Triumph of William McKinley. Rove is a trusted and passionate historian celebrated for his ability to bring our nation’s history to life with vivid detail and humor. A master storyteller, Rove’s work and speeches shine light on our past in ways that provide lessons for—and illuminate—our future. Drawing fascinating parallels between political partisanship today and divisive politics in our country’s history, Rove highlights the resilience of America’s democracy and offers lessons on today’s political climate.

Rove has received many rave reviews for his grasp of historical continuity as it applies to today’s news cycle. Professional Systems Network International said, “Everyone was spellbound with his views and presentation—more like patriotic stories and his incredible understanding of history and its relevance for today... What can I say—amazing..”

Watch Karl Rove’s keynote for the L.A. World Affairs Council >>

Watch Karl Rove in discussion with the UVA Miller Center >>

<p><strong>Karl Rove’s insightful policy analysis covers major parts of the economy, from energy to healthcare, manufacturing to tech</strong></p>

Karl Rove’s insightful policy analysis covers major parts of the economy, from energy to healthcare, manufacturing to tech

A total hit at each of his speaking engagements, KARL ROVE is an established, go-to voice on sectors heavily impacted by upcoming legislation. With over four decades of experience in politics and public policy, Rove’s provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. Rove’s Washington insider perspective allows him to draw from hands-on experience when considering the impression today’s headlines will have on tomorrow’s news.

In energy, Rove is a sought-after speaker on industry interests, discussing both legislation and lobbying techniques. Here are some of his rave reviews:

  • The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association: "Mr. Rove was a huge success."
  • Texas Energy Museum: “His speech was timely and appropriate, humorous yet emotionally moving."
  • Louisiana Oil & Gas Association: “He was great...better than expected and we would highly recommend him to another group”

Healthcare groups find Rove’s insightful commentary crucial to their organizational interests. Here’s what they have to say about his engagements:

  • Sinai Health System: "Karl was amazing, our guests really enjoyed him, and they loved the books- that was a good call!!"
  • Texas Hospital Association: "A big hit with our members and we truly enjoyed having him with us this year."
  • St. David's Healthcare: “It was one of the best retreats we have ever had… He is an excellent speaker – he is so very knowledgeable and well respected by many.”

Watch Karl Rove in conversation with the U. Chicago Institute of Politics >>

Watch Karl Rove in conversation with the Aspen Ideas Festival >>

<p><strong>Event Success Story: Karl Rove doubles fundraiser expectations at Washington & Lee</strong></p>

Event Success Story: Karl Rove doubles fundraiser expectations at Washington & Lee

Conservative commentator and strategist KARL ROVE joined Washington & Lee University for their quadrennial student-led Mock Convention Parents Weekend Auction. After finding common interests with parents in the audience during casual discussions before the event, Rove made a last-second addition to the auction prizes: a weekend at his quail-hunting lease in South Texas. The bid sold at $25K, prompting Rove to offer another weekend to the second-place winner at the same price. Rove’s offering more than doubled the auction’s revenue, leading to a smashingly successful event. Rove always ensures his events are chock-full of community, engagement, and meaning, making him a delight for any host.

Watch Karl Rove’s keynote for the L.A. World Affairs Council >>

Watch Karl Rove on a panel with The Wall Street Journal >>

<p><strong>Conservative Voices</strong></p>

Conservative Voices

As the accelerating pace of national and global events continues to impact every facet of our lives and work, today’s most sought-after conservative voices share key insights for ever-shifting markets, innovative strategies, and what today’s most pressing issues mean from their point of view. Renowned journalists, Washington insiders, and high-profile experts combine substantive analysis and dynamic discussion to leave audiences feeling engaged, informed, and prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Revered political commentators like former White House Press Secretary DANA PERINO, top strategist KARL ROVE, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts JOE SCARBOROUGH & MIKA BRZEZINSKI, and host of FOX’s Gutfeld! GREG GUTFELD & co-host KAT TIMPF offer star power and unparalleled insights. Highly respected appointees and foremost security experts such as former National Security Advisor H. R. MCMASTER, cybersecurity expert and former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security MICHAEL CHERTOFF, and former Secretary of Defense DICK CHENEY take on the risks facing businesses and markets in our increasingly globalized and data-driven world. Experts in monetary policy and global finance like Former Director of the National Economic Council GARY COHN, economist and member of G30 KEVIN WARSH, Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation R. GLENN HUBBARD, and global finance expert STEVE FORBES address the most complex questions of the global economy with nuance and command. Strong advocates for bipartisanship like former U.S. Ambassador to NATO KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON, Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center OLYMPIA SNOWE, and former Speaker of the House JOHN BOEHNER lead conversations about finding unified solutions to national and global crises for a better future. For insightful and informative programs on today’s biggest issues, contact HWA.

See more of HWA’s Conservative Voices >>

(-)
Books by Karl Rove
(-)
Press & Media
(-)
Ideas for Meeting Planners
(-)
Biography

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of major political issues.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. He was the architect of President Bush’s 2008 and 2004 White House victories.

Before the White House, he ran Rove + Co. a Texas based public affairs firm that consulted on over 75 GOP campaigns for Senator, Governor, Congress and statewide offices in 24 states.

Rove was described by author and columnist Michael Barone 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.” Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Broder wrote that Rove was a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Conservative editor and columnist Fred Barnes, called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”

Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Courage and Consequence. His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley. A Colorado native, Rove lives in Austin, Texas where he teaches at the University of Texas and serves on the Texas State History Museum and McDonald Observatory boards.