Sarah Palin, 2016 – is there any possibility? The former VP candidate and ex-Alaska governor hinted on Thursday that she might, just maybe, give electoral politics another try.
ABC’s Neal Karlinksy caught up with Ms. Palin while she was serving wild boar chili to the homeless in Las Vegas (we’re not making that up). Mr. Karlinsky asked her if she ever mulled over a White House bid.
“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,” said Palin.
Pressed as to the nature of her interest, Palin continued with “America has had enough of seeing that – sign on the Oval Office door saying, ‘No Girls Allowed.’ I know that.”
Then she demurred. But just a little.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be me, though, but no, America is definitely ready for real change,” Palin said.
So it doesn’t “necessarily” have to be you, but it could be? You’re saying there’s a chance?
Every political reporter in America just felt a little tingle run through their typing fingers.
“I’m almost certain Sarah Palin isn’t really running in 2016, but I’m 100% sure every reporter is praying she does,” tweeted Business Insider politics editor Hunter Walker.
Look, Mr. Walker’s right, it’s almost certain that Palin’s not going to run for president in 2016. She’d have been talking about it and planning for it long before now if she were serious. She’s got fans though – a billion Facebook followers, it seems like – and they may want her to continue to make an effort to bash the Obama administration and Democrats and remain at least tangential to the political process.
That’s why she posts stuff like this on her Facebook page, a poster of herself hitchhiking with a note about someone wanting to pick her up and take her to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, D.C.
“Ha! Believe it or not I received this from ... my mom!” Palin wrote.
We’re sure it’s a coincidence that all this surfaced just as Palin’s TV series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” premiered its second season on The Sportsman Channel. Next Thursday, the show has her travel to shock rocker Ted Nugent’s ranch to learn bow shooting tips.
Palin/Nugent 2016 – that would be quite a ticket. Folks on Twitter are already joking about Romney/Palin, but somehow we don’t think she’d want to run for VP again.