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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.

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  • Jonathan Sprague

    Mr. Porter, the author of this piece, needs to do his home work. Margaret Chase Smith, the Republican senator from the State of Maine, died in 1995. She did not seek re-election in 2010, either successfully or unsuccessfully.

    • tiedtotheair2

      I guess you told him. LMAO!

    • FalconTypo

      Meanwhile, Palin needs to do her own homework on the word, “exceptionalism”, realize that’s it’s been nothing but detrimental to this country.

  • FalconTypo

    Meanwhile, Palin needs to do her own homework on the word, “exceptionalism”, to realize that such a mentality has been nothing but detrimental to this country.

    See: wannabe PRESIDENTIAL candidate who promotes conservatism and abstinence, while own teen daughter gets knocked up–while living said candidate’s home. And appears on DWTS tripe. And gets a nose job. All before twenty-one. Exceptionalism.

  • Rita Smith

    Dear God, please let this moron run again – the GOP debates will be a hoot (and again I say, please invite Mayor Ford of Toronto to participate as a guest idiot).

  • Beverly Brown

    Please, Please run Sarah, we can’t wait.

  • kadyriath

    You can’t be serious can you??? A Sarah Palin redux?