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Palin says she’s ‘seriously interested’ in 2016 campaign
The Washington Post ^ | 1-24-15 | Robert Costa

Posted on 01/24/2015 7:28:44 AM PST by standingfirm

Edited on 01/24/2015 9:22:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

DES MOINES — Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is “seriously interested” in running for the White House in 2016. “You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Palin said, when asked to clarify her thinking about a possible presidential bid. Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee, said she stood by comments she made Thursday in Las Vegas to ABC News, where she first expressed enthusiasm about potentially competing for the Republican presidential nomination. “I am. As I said yesterday, I’m really interested in the opportunity to serve at some point,” Palin said Friday, as former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, a potential 2016 rival, looked on. Palin’s comments, made in an interview in the lobby of the Marriott hotel here, came hours before she is scheduled to address a group of conservative activists at the Iowa Freedom Summit, a gathering hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an immigration hard-liner. Palin said, “It is a significant step, of course, for anyone to publicly announce that they’re interested. Who wouldn’t be interested? Who wouldn’t be interested when they have been blessed with opportunities to speak about what is important to this country and for this country?” Still, Palin said that she is not yet ramping up a national political operation. Instead, Palin said, she is contemplating her political future and does not feel rushed to make a final decision. Palin arrived in Iowa Friday alongside Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of her closest political allies, and Jason Recher, one of Palin’s longtime political advisers. In the lobby, she signed autographs for some hotel guests and mingled with the dozens of GOP figures congregated near the lobby bar, including former House speaker Newt Gingrich.


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KEYWORDS: fakefreepers; hatersgonnahate; palin; palin2016; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 01/24/2015 7:28:44 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: standingfirm
Ha haaaaaa!!! You go, girl! Yank them chains.

Announce that you are "looking into" "forming" an "exploratory committee" a la Jeb and Mitt.

2 posted on 01/24/2015 7:32:08 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: standingfirm

I tend to think that Sarah will hang in around the edges and contend for a VP slot.


3 posted on 01/24/2015 7:32:09 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: standingfirm

Palin is a little like Trump at this point.

Each floats the idea of running for president to drum up a little free publicity for whatever their next for profit venture might be.


4 posted on 01/24/2015 7:34:22 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: standingfirm

I like Palin. But she has to either declare that she is in by March or concretely say she is out. We can’t have a months-long tease from her like we saw in 2012.


5 posted on 01/24/2015 7:36:16 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: standingfirm

Sure she’s “seriously interested.” She’s always been “seriously interested.” But she’s more “seriously interested” in protecting her family.

She’ll never run as long as she has a family to protect. The patriotic instinct is strong. But Palin has shown us that her mother instinct is stronger. Even if she tries to ignore it for awhile.


6 posted on 01/24/2015 7:37:11 AM PST by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate in the forum of ideas over unjust law & government)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It’s fine with me if the left spends time and attention on her instead of Cruz, Walker, etc. Sarah is tough enough to take it and turn it to her advantage. Win win.


7 posted on 01/24/2015 7:38:01 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: standingfirm

If she jumps in, watch the spotlight shift immediately. And she gets every disposable dime that I have, and a “Palin Outpost” sign in the front yard.


8 posted on 01/24/2015 7:38:19 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: dirtboy

I agree, I like Palin a lot, not sure she can win though. One thing is for sure, the democrats are very scared of her.


9 posted on 01/24/2015 7:38:43 AM PST by standingfirm (in God we trust)
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To: standingfirm

She has no chance. She’s a joke


10 posted on 01/24/2015 7:39:20 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: standingfirm

11 posted on 01/24/2015 7:40:01 AM PST by TomServo
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Exactly. She’s promoting herself. And some suckers will give this twit money.


12 posted on 01/24/2015 7:40:10 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: PapaNew

I don’t disagree. She didn’t run last time because she knew what kind of effect it would have on her kids. Time will tell.


13 posted on 01/24/2015 7:40:42 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: PapaNew

lol. How gullible.


14 posted on 01/24/2015 7:40:47 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

You’re at the line. .


15 posted on 01/24/2015 7:41:49 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: standingfirm

Attention Liberals in the Media (redundant, I know):

THE RENT JUST WENT UP!


16 posted on 01/24/2015 7:42:53 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: standingfirm
Between her and Cruz it'd be interesting.

I'm not sad to part with all of the idiots who are going to come out from under their rocks to slander this brave woman.

In fact, it will be good to have clarity on just who stands with enemy.

17 posted on 01/24/2015 7:45:32 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: dirtboy

I really believe Palin WAS going to run last time... but then Perry jumped in and she stepped back.

(In hindsight a big mistake)

But who would have guessed Perry would implode the way he did?


18 posted on 01/24/2015 7:45:33 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I read some of your posts... Not too bright, are ya?


19 posted on 01/24/2015 7:45:35 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: standingfirm

Her stepping down as governor in an unfinished term and her reality TV rather than political [elected to something] history since 2008 will not play well.

Palin’s window of opportunity would have been best in 2012.

And, of course, she will get slaughtered again by the media and GOPe if she does enter a presidential race.

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In 2012, many waited on the sidelines to see what she would do. She waited until late into the political season to say she would not run. By then, it was too late for another strong conservative to jump in.

Modern presidential races, even at the primary level, require a lot of money. That is why Obama entered extremely early in the 2008 cycle, forcing Hillary to enter sooner than she would have liked. Jeb Bush is doing the same currently. He is going after the ‘big’ money, so other contenders will need to get off the fence if they plan any serious challenges.

Modern races, regrettably, have become more about money. The 2016 race from both major parties is expected to cost around $2 Billion.


20 posted on 01/24/2015 7:45:47 AM PST by TomGuy
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