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Sarah Palin In 2016? Conservative Columnist Says ‘Yes Please’

Sarah Palin for 2016?

Should Sarah Palin run for president in 2016? Conservative columnist Charlotte Allen thinks so, arguing that the former Alaskan governor is just what the GOP needs to revitalize its campaign chances in 2016.

In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Allen argues that Palin is the right candidate for the GOP presidential nominee in 2016. Following Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, Allen believes that Palin would have a better chance at success than Romney because of her “blue collar” sensibilities and ability to appeal to a voter’s emotions.

“Palin can more than keep up with the Democrats in appealing to voters’ emotions,” Allen writes. “Hardly anyone could be more blue collar than Palin, out on the fishing boat with her hunky blue-collar husband, Todd.”

Allen’s best point in defense for Palin is the idea that she would remove a popular Democratic talking point from the political conversation: that of the “war on women.” Also, despite Palin’s anti-gay marriage stance, Allen says that the former Alaskan pol does have a gay following, and that she could build on that with LGBT voters.

Allen also says that Palin has her looks going for her:

“Looks count in politics, and Palin at age 48, has it all over her possible competition, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be 69 by election day 2016 and who let someone talk her into adopting the flowing blond locks of a college student, making her look like Brunnhilde in a small-town Wagner production. Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.”

You can read Allen’s entire op-ed here.

What do you think? Does Charlotte Allen make a good case for Sarah Palin’s candidacy in 2016, or is her defense a little nutty? Furthermore, could you see Sarah Palin running for president? Would you support her?

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57 Responses to “Sarah Palin In 2016? Conservative Columnist Says ‘Yes Please’”

  1. Steve Flesher

    Man this article is sure making it's rounds.

    I hope that Palin or another reformer like her runs. Someone like Scott Walker or Rand Paul. Ohio's Governor is pretty good, too.

    We need people like her who aren't afraid of hard work or muddy boots…someone who can relate to real people. Looking forward to the Republilcans dropping the elitists and getting back to the people.

  2. Leisa Hussein Simone

    This would be a dream come true.

    For Democrats.

    But this grifter wouldn't run. It would mean she'd actually have to work. And if she did run, what would happen in October, 2016?

    She'd quit. hahahaha

  3. Rob Lane

    I'd hate having to hear her obnoxiously annoying whiney voice on a regular basis but for the good of a permenant Democratic majority, yeah…let her run…

  4. Randy Lubach

    She won't run because she can make a lot more money shaking down the tin-foil hat, Tea-bagger brigade! The salary of Gov. of Alaska wasn't even close to enough compared to how much she can make off the dimwits and Fox News!

  5. Leisa Hussein Simone

    Yes, she can, David! *dressing the Tea Party in wolf skins*

    Kidding!!

  6. Leisa Hussein Simone

    Just joking. I don't want to see anyone die over politics.

  7. Joe Grisso

    I begin laughing whenever people mention her as a serious Presidential prospect. She can't run Alaska, a state with barely over 700,000 people living in it. What makes anyone think she can run a nation of well over 300 million? If you can

  8. Joe Grisso

    I begin laughing whenever people mention her as a serious Presidential prospect. She can't run Alaska, a state with barely over 700,000 people living in it. What makes anyone think she can run a nation of well over 300 million? If you can't do your job, you get fired. You don't get promoted.

  9. Leisa Hussein Simone

    The thought of either of their names on any ticket makes me hug myself in great joy. Even Texas would go blue.

  10. Avis Vandegrift-Fisher

    PUH-LEEZE. Sarah Palin was chosen to earn the female vote. She in NO WAY ever represented me as a female. I always wondered who vetted her in the first place – they did a ***t job.

  11. Leisa Hussein Simone

    As a woman, I would have voted for Palin except for one thing:

    I'm sane.

  12. Leisa Hussein Simone

    Alaska wouldn't elect Palin, Joe. They really despise her.

  13. Avis Vandegrift-Fisher

    Hmmmm…Massachusetts hates Romney; he lost. Wisconsin is not fond of Ryan; he lost. Maybe putting Palin in next election would be a good thing? I see lots of blue…

  14. Joe Grisso

    I would hope so after the whole Bridge to Nowhere debacle. God, wouldn't that be great? Back to back Republican governors losing their home state by wide margins…

  15. John Freeman

    At this point I don't care who runs on the Republican side. My main focus is supporting President Obama and the Democrats and encouraging them not to cave on the budget negotiations. Let's make those phone calls, send those e-mails, write those letters, etc. Let the President know that we will back him up and to stay strong.

  16. John Freeman

    My second main focus is to get ready for the upcoming mid-term elections in 2014. We MUST have a strong get out the vote effort for Democrats to take back the House in 2014 and keep the Senate. Republicans will most likely be turning out to vote in 2014, but we must turnout more Democratic voters.

  17. Terry Blackwood

    The Dems are looking for complete control of elections forever! Sarah Palin would be decimated in an election. Amerika won't vote for common sense. They want free money, free stuff. It's over for Amerika. What a foolish choice we made. We deserve Obama.

  18. Wanda Loethen

    No way Sarah could not win she has a following….Conservatives….
    But you need more than the conservative vote.

  19. Mary Miller

    She does have a following, but, she doesn't have a good enough following and she will not have the backing financially nor from corporations, nor does she have the political staying power that would totally remain with her for a entire campaign. If Sarah ever wants to run again she will have to become involved in a viable movement that is not the tea party but rather a not for profit or charitable organization to showcase her ability. The govenorship of Alaska will be too far in her past by that time.

  20. Anonymous

    Leisa Hussein Simone Did it ever dawn on you that Alaskans hate you and love Sarah Palin?

  21. Anonymous

    She quit because the frivolous law suits were bankrupting the state and her family! She did the right thing!

  22. Anonymous

    Joe Grisso Moron! Didn't you hear what I said earlier? She quit for the right reason. You and your media hating Matter, George Soros complex, all the hyenas spilled their sleekness on her, filling frivolous law suits against the state and her personally, which were latter dismissed. This is the truth!

  23. Anonymous

    Thank you, steve for daring to enter the dragon's hall and leave a message. All these hyenas will jump on you and me soon for spoiling their nest.

  24. Anonymous

    Thank you, Phill for leaving a message here. We need to let these bully hyenas know that their time is up. They will see it in a year when employers won't employ them, or cutting their hrs because they can't afford to pay 40 hrs a week, their benefits slashed. These hyenas will pay the price for what they did in 2008 and 2012.

  25. Anonymous

    You're right, Terry. We deserve this con- artist, or as Clint Eastwood said "President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people". Here we are in a dumbed down society where hard work, innovation, ideas, quality don't matter anymore. We pay the price for letting our guards down for a long time, being oblivious to the breathing of these hyenas over our backs. Thomas Sowell, Alen West, Star Parker will never be enough for these hyenas. Sleeek!

  26. Anonymous

    …and my vote! Thank you, Jacqueline for posting here. These hyenas will eat you alive for daring to throw support for Palin.

  27. Anonymous

    …believe me, there are maaaaany conservatives out there. Americans are still loving their guns, their families, God, their comfort zone of prosperity. They see what a hoax obama is and common sense Americans, along with Mexicans who are very pro family, pro life, Asians, Eatern Europeans, they will come swinging for the conservative cause in 2014 and 2016. Watch and see. They will see what a disaster has happened over the free world.

  28. Anonymous

    Mary Miller You're right Mary. But I think she's cooking something. No politician has ever had that connection spark with masses like this one. If you listen to her, if you assist a rally where she speaks and you are a part of that audience, you will see what I'm talking. She is shrewd. She has enough ammunition to confront all of these hyenas. A sling-shot and a stone. That's all she needs.

  29. Mary Miller

    Never said I didn't like her, just answered the question or statement. Still saying the same and if she wants to follow the political path she has to start now with brushing up on a few techniques to win the votes that she doesn't have now. She probably does have a huge following but I am not sure that it is big enough to have the staying power that she would need. Just saying