Yes, it’s true – your dreams have been answered. Sarah Palin has stated she is considering a run for the presidency in 2016.
The former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential nominee said as much while talking to an ABC News reporter as she served “wild boar chili to the homeless” at a Salvation Army soup kitchen in Las Vegas recently. Palin stated:
“Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested.”
Keyword there – “opportunity” (read: “money.”)
Palin was in Vegas chasing the limelight at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, no doubt spewing her trademark charm and witty remarks, when she was questioned as to whether she might launch a campaign for the 2016 race. Not surprisingly, Palin coyly responded that she would certainly love to see a female president, and it should be fairly obvious to anyone who has ever heard Palin speak that she was not referring to Hillary Clinton any more than she would have been referring to Elizabeth Warren.
To that regard, Palin stated:
“We definitely had enough of seeing that — America has had enough of seeing that — sign on the Oval Office door saying, ‘No Girls Allowed.’ I know that. . . . It doesn’t necessarily have to be me, though, but no, America is definitely ready for real change.”
Palin did state, however, that she’d be “happy to drive that competition.”
Can you just imagine a presidential debate between those three women? Oh, but watch out, Warren and Clinton – Palin’s been invited to speak at the world’s oldest active debate society: the Cambridge Union Society.
Adding a bit of free market political spin to her comments, Palin added:
“Competition will make everyone better and produce more and be more candid regarding their solutions they will offer this country. I am very interested in that competitive process and, again, not necessarily me.”
Right, because saying over and again how much you’d like to “drive that competition” and see the “No Girls Allowed” sign removed from the Oval Office, with no viable conservative female presidential contenders stepping forward so far, really suggests you mean it when you say, “not necessarily me,” though. Sure, maybe the GOP can just choose a lovely lady from one of Mitt Romney’s binders like some kind of catalogue, mail-order president.
And speaking of Mittens, Palin was also asked by ABC what she thought of 2012 conservative presidential contender Romney and former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entering the race, to which Palin responded cryptically that she seemed to lean toward herself, again, in stating that it would take “new energy” to parry and thrust with Hillary Clinton.
Palin, of course, is not exactly “new energy,” herself, but it’s highly doubtful she’d view herself that way. More than likely, in Palin’s eyes, she’s just the breath of fresh air the GOP needs to pull the Republican Party out of the doldrums and have a real chance at competing with Clinton’s double-digits advantage in the polls.
“That competition in the GOP … will surface that candidate who can take on Hillary, be ready for Hillary and show the nation what it is going to take to get the country back on the right track. Because we can’t afford status quo, because status quo lately has been Latin for, ‘We are getting screwed,’ and status quo has got to go.”
Can’t you just see the stars in her eyes already? She talks about this anonymous GOP savior as if it could be anyone, when it’s clear she is talking about herself, shaping the landscape and public mind for an appetite that will only be sated by Palin’s wild boar chili, for if there is one thing Palin knows how to do well it’s brand herself, and she branded herself as largely unconventional from the get go. That’s about as far from the political status quo as you can get while remaining in the two major parties.
Adding more fire to the proverbial chili pot, Palin is also scheduled to attend the Iowa Freedom Summit. Anyone who follows politics remotely knows the importance of Iowa in the presidential game. The event, hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), will bring together a virtual who’s who of second- and third-rate presidential contenders, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Gov. Rick Santorum, as well as conservative yahoo Ben Carson.
Where Palin sees all that political competition through the lens of free market capitalism as a good thing, bringing about better ideas and all that nonsense, Democrats will be laughing all the way to the presidency as the Keystone Conservatives fall all over themselves and shatter their presidential dreams like a flowerpot to the head.