Is Karl Rove Afraid of Being Marginalized?

Last night Karl Rove started buzzing about Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, and others getting into the 2012 race.

This morning, around 10:30, Karl took a shot at Rick Perry on Stuart Varney’s show on Fox.

Karl Rove’s political director for American Crossroads is now working for Mitt Romney. And the word among several reporter friends is that the reason Mitt Romney came out of the Mittness Protection Program when he did was because Rove and friends wanted him to start raising his profile in anticipation of a Perry entry.

So I’m wondering if Karl is worried about staying relevant should Perry gain too much momentum.

If so, Perry better watch out The attacks will come fast and furious.