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. JD

    I'm guessing that "reconciles the Biblical account of Genesis with the scientific account of the origins of the universe" means saying "Nuh uh! The earth IS SO 6000 years old! LALALALALALALALALA!"

    But seriously, who doesn't want a president who has advocated the armed overthrow of the government? Sign me up!

    January 27, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. Chief P

    The faux politicians today are nothing more than the snake oil evangelists of the past and the mega church televangelists of today. They don't have to do anything but ask for money and like minded citizens throw their hard earned cash at them, filling their campaign coffers. Once the election is over, they lose, they keep all the money and live high on the hog. Sometimes I get the impression that the electorate and more like sheep than lions. Still drinking the purple kool aide and not learning from the past. Kind of scary.

    January 27, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. Realistic

    Ok the Jokers daughter comes out from underneath the rock she has been hidding under. This pathetic idiot who lost to probably the most unpopular senator in the senate thinks she has a chance in hell to even be considered a real viable prospect for the WH. What everyone poor excuse that ran in mid-term now thinks they are important anymore, their time has come and gone, they missed the tide. She is a joke, an idiot and Bin laden has a better chance of winning the WH than her.

    January 27, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. Willa-PA

    Another WTF moment?...

    January 27, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  5. Indy

    It sure is easy to pick out the people that have no regard or respect for America, they are the ones that think running for POTUS is a reality show. My pet rock has a better chance to become POTUS then Angle will ever have. The Tea Party folk sure do smoke some funny stuff that inflates their ego beyond comprehension.

    January 27, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. rusty155

    This woman Is nuts and a IDIOT> She couldn't even beat Harry Reid,she won't have a chance in heck to beat President Obama. Want Is wrong with the Tea Party , more people may take them more serious and have someone that Qualified too run for President.Go ahead and let her run , the only thing going too happy Is the Democrats will win.

    January 27, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. Tim Thelonskime

    While we're at it, please add my name to the list of candidates for the presidency too. I hereby declare that I will run for office in 2012.
    Anybody else who would like to join me? The more the better, and nutcase candidates won't stand out as much.

    January 27, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. KO

    Yes, please run! The more Republican/Tea Party wackos who join the field the better.

    January 27, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  9. spike in conshohocken pa

    Ha ha ha ha! Yeah, go ahead and run. Maybe you can get the other nut, Christine "I am not a witch, I'm you" to be your running mate. Since you and Christine ensured that easy GOP senate wins went down the drain last November, I look forward to you bringing your wonderful political acumen, and amazingly ponderous opinions, to the presidential campaign in 2012. The democrats are so lucky to have people like you, Christine-the-non-Witch, and your godgrizzlymama, Sarah "Winky" Palin!

    January 27, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. Florida Joe

    Right...Run for President.......Didn't talk to the press "cause we want them to print what we want and ask the questions we want"....The folks in Nevada (even the Republicans) voted for Reid to stop you and your lame-brain ideas and now you want to be President?
    Makes about as much sense as Backmann and The quitter running................Repubs are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel with this one

    January 27, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  11. Janet in California

    Really????? Now here's a really scary thought!

    January 27, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  12. andrewstl


    pay per view bachman plain angle own little are you smarter than an uneducated tea party member

    this folks could reduce the debt.

    please run all you loonies

    January 27, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  13. LGNY

    Lovely, so losing in a run for the Senate qualifies her to run for President.

    It's the ultimate dumbing down of the campaign season.

    January 27, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  14. Cincinnatian

    Let the circus begin!!!! More and more GOP clowns keep spilling out of the tiny mind wagon!

    January 27, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  15. Seattle Sue

    It looks like any one that runs for President should have to under go mental health evaluation before they are eligible to run for that office. There are three Republican/Tea Party women that comes to my mind that could not pass the examination. Angle,Bachmann,Palin and O'Donnell.

    January 27, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  16. jules sand-perkins

    I'm on Candid Camera, right?
    She's kidding.

    January 27, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. annie s

    Is every single member of the Tea Party delusional?

    January 27, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. chill

    You go girl! I'd even rather have you as the GOP candidate than Palin. Maybe you could run with Christine O'Donnell as your running mate. You may have been the only Republican in Nevada that COULDN'T beat Harry Reid.

    January 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. mfhpr

    How comical will it be to see Angle, Palin, Bachmann and the rest of the Looney Tunes on the Right debate "reality"?! Bring it on!!!

    January 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. diridi

    All I say is should run....for presidency..I will be her vice is is good news...for me and value for American President job????? what a mockery...

    January 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  21. Independent In Albany

    Best joke of the day.....

    January 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  22. The unsub

    Lord have mercy......

    January 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  23. Jon in Rochester NY

    I can only hope that Angel, Palin, or Bachman get the nomination. In fact, I think that the Tea Party should nominate their own party this year instead of pretending that they aren't another arm of the Republican Party and Fox News!

    January 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  24. Russ

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She couldn't beat Harry Reid and she "MIGHT" run for President? Does anyone else see how dumb Tea Partiers are? What the @$%@ is she thinkning? Oh, never mind she wasn't.

    January 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  25. Rick McDaniel

    No chance. Zero.

    January 27, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
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