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.

Filed under: 2012 • Sharron Angle
soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. PalmReader

    Rather obtuse of her not to rule out a presidential bid. She might do well to drop the whole virginal ingenue coyness act - especially at her age. It's a bit obscene, actually.

    January 27, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Khay

    Ya...I like to be the world leader.....what is wrong with Tea Party Leaders......bunch of jokers.!!! Michele B and now Sharon A....

    January 27, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. T

    Only in US.......this is a shame........fools fools and more fools

    January 27, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. Todd M

    Please, CNN will you post he most inane ridiculous items? She couldn't even win Nevada in the most favorable onditions. How could she possibly think she could win enough states. Besides, Palin would have her blackballed is she gets in Palin's way.

    January 27, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. Noel

    haha! hahaha!! hahahaha!!! what a joke.

    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Can she win the presidency without winning Nevada?

    January 27, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. Bart in Omaha

    This just in: Cookie Monster says that he may run for King of England. When it was pointed out that in order to be King one had to be royalty and that it was not an elected position, Cookie Monster spoke at length about his popularity with those of infantile intellects and that he has many options for his bright future and that he will explore them all. Further, he stated, "If I am not elected King, I will definitely be the one that makes the decision as to who will be King." Big Bird, who also has Kingly aspirations, could not be reached for response.

    January 27, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. roro

    Oh, please, please run. You ran a lot during your campaign (away from reporters), so you should be very adept at running again. I can't wait!!

    January 27, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  9. Richard

    The country will rule her out.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  10. Squigman

    Please run. Please, please. With any luck at all, you can win, and help do away with any integrity the nation has left.

    January 27, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. Dave

    I hope Angle, Palin and Bachman ALL run. Then we can have a 3-ring circus!

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  12. Michael

    Good! She can get Cardinal Biggles for a running mate and a return to the conservative values of the Spanish Inquisition for a platform. What a gift.

    January 27, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  13. josephine

    Imagine all the campaign funds she can amass, win or lose.
    same modus operandi as O"Donnell from Delaware. That is the new scam now, just run for office and the campaign contributions from suckers come in.

    January 27, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  14. Dave

    "Sharron Angle...came close to defeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid"

    No she didn't. She lost by 5.6 points, which is really not that close.

    January 27, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. fayse

    This is a joke isn't it?

    January 27, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. d

    Excellent. Palin, Bachmann, and now Angle. As soon as O'Donnell decides she's coming to the party too, the GOP will have no chance of beating Obama next year.

    By the way CNN, I'm not ruling out a presidential run either. Write a story in the ticker about me.

    January 27, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  17. Tx Democrat

    Here we go again with Nut #3. The Three Stooges.... Palin (aka Nut #1), Bachman (aka Nut #2) and Angle (aka Nut #3). All three of them know they don't have a chance in hell of being President of the United States.

    January 27, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  18. Chedar

    Please Angle stay in Nevada. You got big headache their regarding foreclosure. If you did not know that then houbara brain dead.

    January 27, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. realitybites

    Haaaa!!!! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Haaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! Jesus freak for President! Get in line behind Huckabee who looks like a liberal compared to you. Maybe in Nevada but........seriously? There is a larger population of intelligent people in the rest of the US than there. Remember the Christian Cooalition? Thanks Tea Bagger but, no thanks. This country was founded on principles emitting from the Age of Reason. A lot of people left Europe to evade governments controlled by the Church. Lets not take steps to undo what Our founding fathers worked so hard to attain. Look up Priestcraft – Thomas Jefferson railed against it.

    January 27, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  20. Justin

    I just spit up in my mouth a little bit. This is just too funny! Angle for POTUS? What planet is this moron on?

    January 27, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. Robert Cloosdoosch

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Now THAT'S funny.

    January 27, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  22. Sam

    If you can't beat Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race you sure as hell can't be elected president Sharron. Start with something a little more suited to your intellectual capabilities-like village idiot.

    January 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  23. tct

    After recommending a second amendment solution she should be in prison, her not being prosecuted for a very public felony is a disgrace!

    January 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  24. Jaywing

    Really CNN, it's not April. This is a total joke, right? This person Angle can not be serious in any sense of the word. She's loonier than Palin and Bachmann combined! What is it about these self-delusional, so-called 'conservative' women? Really. Can anybody tell me why these women are even considered interesting? They have no sense. They're irrational. They lie, quit, make things up, have no knowledge of history, the constitution, our form of government, our place in the world. Hell, they don't even know the rest of the world exists outside their own skulls! They're all total nut jobs.

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

    can someone keep her on a leesh. j f c.

    January 27, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
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