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I -- university was the site as Karl Rove spoke to a capacity crowd about the 2012 presidential election.
And before that event happens to you got an exclusive chance to sit down with -- And find out how he got involved in politics at a young age and rose to the high levels of the White House.
He also gave advice to college students who aspire to do the same thing.
Take a look.
Karl -- Fox News contributor former advisor to president George W.
Q Fox News Channel university think there is no time to sit down -- -- have been indecent.
Wanted to talk to you about.
Young people people in college -- yourself he got involved politics at a young age you were college Republican -- got involved early.
How did you first become involved.
In copilot was -- -- There was leaving both David and I school and I suspected like a lot of people have influenced by -- teacher and teachers said to me if you -- to get me in this clashing directly involved political campaign now.
He was a Democrat in a union official in the about as different as political opinions -- as.
Is it possible it could be from -- and -- and he knew where it was coming from.
But he just -- encouraged me involved.
Have a lot of funny person.
What was life like for Karl Rove has -- well huh.
It you know -- have I didn't come from an affluent families so I could only go to this to the state -- where she went to university to and you know one.
That didn't have an apartment that live further review for for half a year in a vacant storage space underneath each of us.
Place for the departments and on my clothes on -- male and the only light was one of those industrialized -- find -- you know car repair shop and a but you know -- -- college for me was a lot of fun and I have enjoyed my classes I enjoyed politics script I -- politics more than I did my closest.
But it was a great opportunity for me and I and I just happened.
Get some breaks and make the most.
And for college students are politically active now they can get discouraged by what they see that this sort of business as usual.
What advice would you give to them for people who who might be afraid I don't want -- I'd love my country I wanna serve my country.
But I don't want to sell my soul either my only advice is you'll get is something called Potomac fever.
And let it -- its way and go home.
Smartest thing I did -- I want abortion when I was twenty and I left portion and when I was.
It was a smartest thing I did I want to Texas and you know by the time I went back to Washington -- -- -- is the senior advisor to the president of the United States.
If I stayed around portion I doubt that what happened.
You know because.
You know it's great to go to Washington but go back to it -- rest of America is.
And and find a way to contribute back there and you got a better chance of doing something more significant -- later on if -- And pursued a career business or in the professions or.
You know -- or something and the moment to be politically involved rises in your community and you grab it.
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