5 reasons why Sarah Palin may be ready to shake up 'uninspired' race
May 27th, 2011
07:40 AM ET
3 years ago

5 reasons why Sarah Palin may be ready to shake up 'uninspired' race

Washington (CNN) - Alaska's "mama grizzly" is coming to the big screen and quite possibly back to the campaign trail, a move that would shake up a GOP presidential primary field that some Republicans complain is "uninspiring."

Sarah Palin is pushing back against Beltway wisdom that she is content to sit on the sidelines in 2012 where she can safely criticize President Obama and offer her 2 cents on the handful of fellow Republicans who are seeking the GOP presidential nomination.

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  1. Happy

    Please please please Sarah run. We Dems will love have President Obama debate.

    May 27, 2011 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  2. Anthony

    Barack Obama must be secretly in control of the Republican Party. Republicans keep on sending these loser candidates against him.

    May 27, 2011 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  3. Doug

    I hope Sarah runs. She will distract attention from the truly important issues facing our nation with her squeaky voice and continuous barrage of inane comments. She will never get the Republican nomination, but she will throw the party into so much disarray during the primary season that the candidate who is nominated will never recover in time for the general election. Run, Sarah, run!

    May 27, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Sarah Palin lacks original ideas. Disagree? Name one, then. Sarah Palin has no contribution to make for improving the future of this country. Sarah Palin has only goal; make Obama a one-term President. Did I forget to mention that she will not declare a candidacy.

    Tea Partiers, you had better hope for Bachman, not Palin. I would be surprised to see Bachman join a Republican field that is looking more and more like an unemployment line. (None of them currently hold jobs or political office.) Bachman has a job, and she (like everyone else with a job who has dropped out) will not be running, either. I could be wrong, but I think she is too smart to run.

    May 27, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    So, is Palin seriously considering a bid? Let's read the tea leaves:

    1. She made a movie that cable premium channel providers rejected. (Fox will buy it...eventually...maybe)
    2. She left Wasilla because it was too easy for reporters to bad press from neighbors. (starting anew)
    3. Favorable poll numbers are due to Democrats and Obama-Republicans. (she woudn't win against O.)
    4. No one with good judgement is leading the Republican Party. (Roger Ailes doesn't count, but should)
    5. The fact is, she won't rule out a presidential bid. (Go ahead and give her a donation.)

    May 27, 2011 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it true. Nothing would ensure a reelection landslide of epic proportions. Anyone that comes in and says she can beat Obama needs their head examined. Only Romney stands a chance of beating Obama

    May 27, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  7. New Age Independent

    The only reason Palin is still around is to make Liberals look foolish. As long as they continue to attack her the way they do, she doesn't have to win or even enter the race. Democrats, to attack her every move, appear scared, petty and desperate. Even in independent circles, she's not considered a factor. At times she says things that need to be said, other times not so much.

    May 27, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  8. Bill NY

    The mere fact that she's being taken seriously confirms that I now reside on Bizarro Earth. LOOK UP IN THE SKY!!! ITS BIZARRO SUPERWOMAN!!!

    May 27, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    @ New Age Independent:

    A few things: One, we don't consider her a factor, and we do want her in the race PRECISELY because, as you pointed out, independents don't consider her a factor either. We are astonished that anyone can consider anything she has to say as original. The GOP desperately needs new ideas, and she is not the person to supply, articulate, or explain them. Her public resume is replete with half-finished jobs, and accusations and claims of victimzation that would try the patience of anyone. I would like you to supply us with an example of her saying something that needed to be said that is original or different from any other public figure in this country, since that was the heart of your apologetic defense of her.

    May 27, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |