Karl Rove

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  • Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist
  • Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Author of New York Times bestselling memoir Courage and Consequence and critically acclaimed history The Triumph of William McKinley



With decades of experience in the political arena, Karl Rove is an iconic strategist whose 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 was described by respected 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” and by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “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.” 

From major international conferences to college campuses and intimate corporate events, Karl Rove's shrewd analysis helps him resonate with audiences. Sponsors hosting Rove have reported his remarks "were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders" (Edison Electric Institute); "stimulating and valuable" (The Fraser Institute); and "provocative, lively and thoughtful" (Nomura); with audiences "often erupting in applause" (Wabash College) and his presentations consistently praised as "one of the highest-rated" (The TriZetto Group). 

 

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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.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Karl Rove
  • Yahoo!
  • Desert Town Hall
  • Sinai Health System
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Cigna
  • OZY Fest
  • Toyota Motor Sales
  • Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Duke University
  • Putnam Investments
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America’s Challenges Amidst Its Broken Politics

Drawing on his experiences as one of America’s leading campaign strategists and a White House senior advisor, Karl Rove offers thoughtful analysis, historical insights and informed predictions about current issues, the tests America faces today, and our nation’s turbulent politics. His observations ...

Drawing on his experiences as one of America’s leading campaign strategists and a White House senior advisor, Karl Rove offers thoughtful analysis, historical insights and informed predictions about current issues, the tests America faces today, and our nation’s turbulent politics. His observations are offered with a mixture of facts, insights, humor, and optimism.

"Absolutely knocked it out of the park. The most conservative Republicans to the most liberal Democrats in the audience raved on about his speech. We also really enjoyed the social interaction with Karl." -National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Today’s Controversies

Aided by his work as a Wall Street Journal weekly columnist and frequent Fox News contributor, Rove examines issues taken from today’s headlines, puts them in a broader historical context, and walks listeners through what’s likely to happen. "Amazing...just the brightest, smartest, most engaging and ...

Aided by his work as a Wall Street Journal weekly columnist and frequent Fox News contributor, Rove examines issues taken from today’s headlines, puts them in a broader historical context, and walks listeners through what’s likely to happen.

"Amazing...just the brightest, smartest, most engaging and easiest in a room of giants. We have 1,000 intense loyal Rovers aka Karl Rove fans. We would be honored to invite him back." -Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

Political Point, Counterpoint

Rove is often paired with a leading Democrat (say Jim Messina, Robert Gibbs or Bill Daley, also HWA exclusives) for what is often too rare today – a civilized, polite conversation about the nation’s condition, differences between Republicans and Democrats over big public policy issues, the state of ...

Rove is often paired with a leading Democrat (say Jim Messina, Robert Gibbs or Bill Daley, also HWA exclusives) for what is often too rare today – a civilized, polite conversation about the nation’s condition, differences between Republicans and Democrats over big public policy issues, the state of both parties, and the way forward for our country.

"Thank you for helping us make the TriZetto Executive Vision Summit a truly engaging and dynamic forum for healthcare executives. 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." - The TriZetto Group

Making Your Industry’s Voice Heard

Rove shows how groups can more effectively be heard by leaders in Washington by marshalling their true strength at the local level to make their case to the right people in the right way at the right time. "Your remarks were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders. Your comment ...

Rove shows how groups can more effectively be heard by leaders in Washington by marshalling their true strength at the local level to make their case to the right people in the right way at the right time.

"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." - Edison Electric Institute

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

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<p>Karl Rove is a sought-out voice on politics and current issues</p>

Karl Rove is a sought-out voice on politics and current issues

KARL ROVE is a sought-out voice on politics, major issues of the day, and public policy. He is a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, where his column discussing these topics appears weekly on Wednesdays. He is also a regular political contributor for FOX News and featured frequently on other news channels discussing hot topics of the day as well. 

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<p>Virtual Programming: Karl Rove on the future political landscape </p>

Virtual Programming: Karl Rove on the future political landscape 

Conservative commentator and strategist KARL ROVE is a regular contributor on FOX News and drawing on his six years in the White House, a leading voice on America's politics and public policy. Known for balancing engaging historical anecdotes and substantive, actionable analysis, Rove provides compelling virtual engagements. He recently appeared on the popular virtual platform Masterclass to provide lessons in campaign strategy and messaging, which providing a wonderful example of how Rove engages in a highly produced virtual moderated Q&A. Rove's shrewd take on what's happening in Washington make headlines daily. At engagements he receives rave reviews, such as: “AMAZING” (Opus); "a gem!" (America's Health Insurance Plans); “..highest rated program in our history!” (Desert Town Hall)`

 

<p>Karl Rove's reviews speak for themselves</p>

Karl Rove's reviews speak for themselves

Few speakers have spoken at so many high-profile events  as KARL ROVE-- and he receives out of this world reviews at every one. From Yahoo tohe feedback Rove gets speaks for itself:

"Excellent job—most said 'best speaker we ever had.' Not only was his presentation great but he was most generous with his time speaking with and taking pictures with everyone...a home run!" (National Automobile Dealers Association)

“Absolutely out of the park!” -National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

“AMAZING” -Opus

"A gem!" -America's Health Insurance Plans

“..highest rated program in our history!” -Desert Town Hall

“Substantive, even handed, entertaining” -Urban Land Institute

With decades of experience in politics and the architect of two winning presidential campaigns, Rove is an iconic strategist whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. Described by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as, “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,” Rove's insights at events make headlines. Following The Seaside Summit, renowned commentator Chris Cillizza praised Rove’s remarks in a CNN op-ed entitled “Karl Rove is right,” writing: “[Rove’s] political track record makes clear that he’s someone who should be listened to..."

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

Karl Rove brings our nation's history to life

Foremost conservative commentator and New York Times bestselling author of The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, KARL ROVE is not just the architect of two winning presidential campaigns and former White House Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff but 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. His historical mastery is on display in engagements at The George and Barbara Bush Foundation, The Hoover Institution, The Richard Nixon Foundation, and more. Rove’s forthcoming history book will explore six major presidential decisions of the 19th and 20th centuries to provide lessons on leadership and decision-making. 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. Following a recent engagement at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Rove received the following rave review: "Amazing. He is just the brightest , smartest , most engaging and easiest in a room of giants. We have 1,000 intense loyal Rovers aka Karl Rove fans. We would be honored to invite him back."

<p>Karl Rove is a go-to voice on energy </p>

Karl Rove is a go-to voice on energy 

A total hit at each of his speaking engagements, Karl Rove is an established, go-to voice on energy, who has been sought-out to speak at Hogan Lovells Global Energy Summit, The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, Petroleum Equipment and Services Association, Texas Energy Museum, Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Association, and much more. Not only do Rove’s keynotes earn rave reviews from hosting organizations-- such as “Mr. Rove was a huge success” (New Mexico Oil & Gas Assn)—but he also get audiences tweeting praise at every event: “Great keynote by @KarlRove at @TXOGA Lone Star Summit. Entertaining and informative.” 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 has been described by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “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.”

<p>Karl Rove makes headlines for his sharp commentary</p>

Karl Rove makes headlines for his sharp commentary

Political powerhouse and regular contributor on Fox News, KARL ROVE just made headlines for his sharp commentary at The Seaside Summit, where he delivered refreshingly honest analysis on the election results, GOP losses in the suburbs, and what they portend about the future of American politics. Renowned commentator Chris Cillizza highlighted the insights of Rove’s summit speech in a CNN op-ed entitled “Karl Rove is right,” writing: “[Rove’s] political track record makes clear that he’s someone who should be listened to.” With over four decades of experience in the political arena, Rove’s provocative and robust knowledge of today’s major issues have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. He’s been described by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “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.”  Recently asked to teach a new generation of political strategists on MasterClass, a popular online education platform, Rove also made headlines in NPR and The Hill. When he recently delivered the opening keynote at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, Rove garnered tweets of praise such as: ."@KarlRove rattles off states, districts, and races as easily as one might rattle off their alphabet - wow! #AAPEX18"

<p><strong>Karl Rove visits HWA to discuss his new book</strong></p>

Karl Rove visits HWA to discuss his new book

Foremost conservative commentator and strategist KARL ROVE stopped by the Harry Walker Agency to share his candid perspective on today’s political climate and discuss the work on his new book. A history that will explore six major presidential decisions of the 19th and 20th centuries, Rove’s new volume will provide powerful lessons on leadership and decision-making in the Oval Office. Drawing fascinating parallels between partisanship today and the divisive politics in our country’s history, Rove highlighted the resilience of America’s democracy and offered lessons on today’s political climate. Mixing in plenty of humor with his sharp analysis, Rove also dove into current events, commenting on the outcome of the recent election and what he sees as the future for both the Democrat and Republican parties in this era of political turbulence.

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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 the major political issues of the day.

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.

Rove was described by author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. 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.” 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.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, 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 best seller, Courage and Consequence. His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.  

A Colorado native, Rove lives in Austin, Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas at Austin and serves on the Texas State History Museum and McDonald Observatory boards.