Karl Rove

Former Deputy Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush & Author of “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters”

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.