Could we see an all-female battle for the White House in 2016? Sarah Palin hinted in a recent Fox News interview with Great Van Susteren that she could be planning for a possible presidential run in the next election. Her supporters have already created a “Sarah Palin for President 2016” Facebook page, while audience members frequently chanted “Run, Sarah, Run!” during her recent CPAC speech.
“It depends on what it is that Americans really, really want in a candidate,” said Palin. “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.”
Unfortunately for Palin, she’s had trouble maintaining respect within her own party. The Republican National Convention made a bold statement in leaving Palin off their list of “women trailblazers” in the GOP. The former Vice-Presidential candidate was omitted from the large list of conservative women that included Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House and the Senate, and Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation’s first Latina governor. Palin has yet to publicly comment on the snub, but it was clearly intentional because she played key roles in the 2010 elections of both Smith and Martinez.
“Palin’s omission is conspicuous and bizarre,” wrote Tony Lee of Breitbart News. “The RNC does not want to be associated with the movement that propelled the party to its only win in the last four election cycles.”