Sarah Palin Not Ruling Out Presidential Run In 2016
Will we see Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin duke it out for the presidency in two years? The controversial conservative from Alaska said she isn’t ruling out a run for President in 2016, despite having a negative approval rating among most Americans. But her supporters remain as loyal as ever. They have already created a “Sarah Palin for President 2016” Facebook page, while audience members frequently chanted “Run, Sarah, Run!” during her recent CPAC speech.
“It depends on what it is that Americans really, really want in a candidate,” said Palin to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News. “If they want a fighter, if they want someone who can so respect our exceptionalism, everything that makes America great, the promise of America….and if we don’t find that, then I would run.”
But while the left despises Palin, she still has a strong approval rating among GOP primary voters. Public Policy Polling indicates she has a 70/20 favorability rating among this population, putting her ahead of other notable conservatives including Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz.
Unfortunately for her, she’s also had trouble maintaining credibility within her own party. The Republican National Convention made a bold statement in leaving Palin off their list of “women trailblazers” in the GOP. The former Vice-Presidential candidate was omitted from the large list of conservative women that included Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House and the Senate, and Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation’s first Latina governor. Palin has yet to publicly comment on the snub.