Angle won't rule out presidential run
January 27th, 2011
09:32 AM ET
9 years ago

Angle won't rule out presidential run

(CNN) – Sharron Angle, the Tea Party-backed underdog who in last year's midterm election came close to defeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, may be setting her sights on another high profile political job.

Speaking at a premiere for a conservative Christian movie in Iowa Wednesday night, the Nevada Republican would not rule out a run for president, saying only, "I have lots of options for the future, and I'm investigating all my options," according to the Des Moines Register.

Angle was speaking to Iowa caucus-goers and grassroots workers who gathered for a sneak preview of "The Genesis Code," a film that "reconciles the Biblical account of Genesis with the scientific account of the origins of the universe," according to a press release.

But while the Tea Party favorite's presidential ambitions are far from certain, Angle has already signaled that she plans to play a pivotal role in the 2012 elections.

Angle announced plans last month for a political action committee (PAC) aimed at helping Tea Party candidates in 2012 races. Her "Patriot Caucus" will open offices in crucial presidential battleground states, including Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada.

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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. Chris M

    Please let it be so. A wealth of comedic material.

    January 27, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. Darth Vadik, CA

    yeah, that will be the day, hahahaha, if you can't win your own state...oh whatever, just run Anglehead

    January 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Martha in CF

    Canada here I come!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. what's Up

    Please! HELP us lord!!

    January 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  5. gary

    What a nut case. Could not win the election in one state against the most unpopular man in Nevada and thinks she can jump back on the wagon and win some political office. This lady needs to be evualuated with the results revealing that she might be a canidate for a mental instituation. If she would call Palin and Bachman, maybe she could get a reduced commitment rate for the three of them.

    January 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |

    Sharon, PLEASE run! You are so much smarter than Sara and you don't write on your hands. I LOVE your "second amendment remedies" comment - kind of rolls off the tongue. You can build a great campaign slogun around this!

    January 27, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  7. tamade

    haha, this is why the republicans will fail in 2012 presidential election. Its because of the morons they throw out.....

    January 27, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. 11cavnam

    Has Sharon Angle cleared this idea with Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman? Or, is this another WTF moment for Sarah palin/Michelle Bachman? Suppose Sharon Angle actually does try to run, will she suggest 2nd amendment solutions if she does not get elected? That could conceivably be thought of as a threat to the POTUS.

    January 27, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. Rob R

    This is just getting beyond stupid now. When did we get to the point where everyone and their mother thinks they are qualified to be President?

    I'm sorry, but when I envision the role of President of the United States, I envison someone who is extremely intelligent, compassionate but tough when he/she needs to be, willing to compromise, and certainlly not someone who will make a fool of themselves on the world stage.

    Given Ms. Angle's love for 2nd Amendment rights, the last thing is giving her the nuclear launch codes.

    I swear, I may consider running for President myself at this rate.

    January 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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