Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been a busy woman lately. Between promoting her latest book, preparing for a new TV show, and speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend, Palin has had a lot on her plate. As busy as the mom and former governor is, things could get even busier, as Palin says she is open to a presidential run in 2016.
During an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Palin mentioned a couple of politicians she feels would make good candidates for the 2016 presidential election: Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. In addition to these two Republican top candidates, Palin may just throw her own name in the hat if she thinks she fits the bill for what Americans want in a president.
"It sounds cliché, but you never say never," Palin said. "Now, I--at this point in time, I don't have a team of people, you know, getting out there doing these poll-tested whatever they do to let you know if you should run or not. I don't have any of that kind of organization going. I'll never say never. 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."
Even though Palin is open to running for president, she says she believes there are many people out there "capable" of doing the job. "But I do think that there are so many Americans who feel like I feel, and they're capable. They're willing and able to serve. Public servants. They are willing and able to serve and to lead this country so it doesn't have to be me."
Check out Palin's interview with Van Susteren below.
Even though Sarah Palin is unsure of whether she will run for president, from the sounds of things at the CPAC, there are quite a few people who want her for the job. During Palin's speech at the CPAC, she was interrupted quite a few times with chants of “Run, Sarah, run!”
Palin also entertained the crowd at the CPAC with a personalized version of Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham, which knocked President Obama's healthcare mandate.
“I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his healthcare scam,” Palin said. “I do not like these dirty crooks or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals. I do not like their crony deals." Read the rest of Palin's rhyme time fun here.
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