Could Sarah Palin Enter The 2016 Presidential Race?

The presidential campaign of 2016 was launched as soon as the last light dimmed on the stage after Mitt Romney gave his concession speech, in losing his presidential bid to Barack Obama. With the new battle now warming up amongst the GOP hierarchy there are many Republican leaders who want to point the party leftward, away from Ronald Reagan and his heir apparent Sarah Palin.

That is correct. There is no stuttering here. Sarah Palin may appear to liberals and leftwing pundits, as well as, GOP Washington leaders as yesterday’s news. Yet Mitt Romney’s loss was not due to conservative steel in his campaign. What is clear is that nearly two million conservatives did not embrace Romney’s attempt to skedaddle to the middle road by running away from conservative positions and values. They simply stayed home.

Consider the results of Palin’s steadfast 2012 primary season effort as she crisscrossed the nation campaigning on behalf of conservative congressional, senatorial officials. The results of Palin’s efforts are notable, beginning with backing Texas U.S. Senator-elect Ted Cruz. Combine that with eight congressional candidates being elected to congress out of 14, due to Palin’s endorsement.

Now examine Romney’s results. In a general election where Republicans were expected to be more competitive in U.S. Senate races, Republicans actually lost two U.S. Senate seats. There are many who have engaged in a lot of finger pointing in order to place blame for the loss, but the buck does stop at the top with Mitt Romney.

To refresh everyone’s memory, it was Romney and his Boston campaign brain-trust, who said to Palin back in July, “Thanks but no thanks.” They denied her a prime time speaking role before the GOP National Convention and the nation. Mitt was bound and determined to place both Palin and the Tea Party organization supporters on the sidelines and go it alone to seek more moderate political pastures.

Romney may have listened to comedians like Bill Maher and political pundits like Chris Matthew who found no end in skewering the non-candidate Palin during the campaign year. There is a lesson in Romney’s loss that reminds conservatives that Ronald Reagan was the 1976 version of Sarah Palin. He too had his many detractors, as well as, liberal and Republican pundits who scoffed at Reagan’s notion of a new conservative under current building in America.

With Sarah Palin America should be ready for a true conservative voice in the White House

Ronald Reagan was held at arm’s length by Washington GOP insiders and derided in liberal circles as a joke. Many in the mainstream media poked fun of his film character that played opposite a Chimpanzee in the 1951 “Bedtime for Bonzo” movie. While the Democrats and the Washington insider pundits laughed, Reagan beat President Jimmy Carter with nearly 51 percent of the vote to Carter’s 41 percent in the 1980 presidential election.

Now no one is laughing, including President Barack Obama, who saddles up to Reagan-like comparisons when he’s feeling a little light in the accomplishment department.

It is far more important for Americans, who are earnestly concerned about the direction of the nation and its drift away from conservative values to support a true bona fide conservative leader like Reagan.

Sarah Palin, like Ronald Reagan, understands that presidential elections are won in the grassroots campaign trenches found in Ohio counties and Pennsylvania coal fields. Conservative leadership is nourished in the farmlands of Iowa, Indiana and Illinois and in the kitchens of homes in Nevada and Colorado. Presidential elections are solidified with the commitment of Reagan Democrats in Macomb County, Michigan and Tea Party patriots all over this nation!

It is the power and strength of conservative ideals that, when fully embraced, will see a repeat of the 2010 elections, where the Tea Party grass roots movement resulted in Republicans gaining 63 congressional seats. Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lost the Speaker’s gavel to Sarah Palin’s tireless effort to create a new conservative history which is still being made in America.

The keys to the White House Oval Office do not lie in the hands of the political power elite in Washington. They instead belong squarely in the firm grasp of Americans in the Heartland. There, with conservative families in states all over this nation, the fate of America will be determined.

In 1980 America no longer wanted to be trapped in what President Carter called a “crisis of confidence,” in his now famous July 1979 “Malaise Speech.” Instead, Reagan determined that America wanted to be freed up from government. He firmly gripped the reins away from moderation and liberalism. He grabbed the American microphone and said, “I paid for this microphone.”

America’s conservatives know full well that Sarah Palin also knows how to use a microphone. Much like, Reagan, Palin is committed to let millions across the nation speak through it in 2016!

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  • SGM Bob

    While I truly like Sarah Palin, there is no way she will ever be able to win a Presidential election. Therefore, any suppositions by the GOP to put her up front as the nominee is just bogging down the Republican Party even further. The more prudent suggestion would be for the next Republican president to appoint Palin to a top job where she can exercise her talents and move American conservatism forward.

    But President? I don't think so. Not unless things change A LOT between now and 2016. She could not even beat Hillary Clinton - and that's the truth.
    Palin focuses on the family (plus she looks good)! Liberals will NEVER stand for that !

  • TimAZ

    I'll vote for Sarah. Rand Paul is considering running as well. I think the two would make an excellent team. Just imagine how delicious it would be to observe the abject terror of the old media and whom ever the socialist party chooses to run against her. They're heads would be spinning like the girl in the exorcist. :)



  • Archiebald

    I'm afraid Sarah Palin nor anyone else will stand a snowballs chance in hell of beating the democratic ticket in 2016. There will be too many hispanics, communist, muslims, atheist, and idiots that want something for nothing eligible to vote. I still cannot believe that this idiot got re-elected. The longer he stays in office the stronger he gets and more plants he has in high places to back him up. Look at the puppet rice. When he appoints more supreme court justices that will be the final blow. Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass good bye. Canada is beginning to look very appealing. God bless us all, and good luck.

  • SniperToo

    Why are they already talking about 2016? Does not anyone get it???? Little o has Holder (his butt boy) finding a way to over ride for third term without another election. Can anyone say dictator in chief nor how to spell the word, dictator. Wake up people. 2012 was are last election for freedom and the stay at home jerks (my vote wont count) blew it.

  • Jeff Bequette

    Palin and Rubio in 2016!

  • Paul Day

    You've had the internet since July 4th 1776 and you didn't tell the rest of the country?

  • America lover.

    I was dismayed that Romney did not invite Sarah to the convention. Even if she didn't talk, she still has a lot of fans, and she at least could have been there. I voted for Romney and like him, however that was perplexing, since Sarah was a strong force in helping the cause. Hopfully she will run next time. If Rick Santorum can run, so can she. She is far more pleasant and tactful.

  • Jim Uberti

    No, Sarah, please!! Yes, her voice is a serious impediment, but she also lacks (I hate this word) "gravitas". Sorry, but she sounds like a college sophmore regurgitating facts delivered in yesterday's class.
    I actually love Sarah, but she would do nothing but muddy up the primaries and cause her supporters to go off in a huff.Don't do it, Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brian Bertha

    If she would only get a voice coach she would be my number one pick.

  • colt38

    Maybe a Rubio, Palin ticket would give the Republicans the shot in the arm they need, instead a gunshot to the foot. She might get the Independents over to her side.

  • thunder

    What did you exspect from Mitt "the puppet" Romney. He's one of the elites puppet and was set up to lose the election. We need more people like Sarah Palin and Ron Paul. Go Sarah run for president in 2016 and beat the pants off those socialist communist politicans. Don't take any bull crap go full steam ahead, tell it like it is. Make this nation great again! Palin 2016!!!

    • Jim Uberti

      I admire your loyalty, but you couldn't be more wrong. Candidates like Paul and Palin have ZERO chance!!
      And I was a huge supporter of Barry Goldwater in '64.

  • 4 more years of agony

    NOT a good choice....she has been demolished by the left leaning media to an extent that she will never recover. She probably would be an excellent choice to do battle with the oldl hag, Hillary.....but the image that the voting populous (and especially with rampant voter fraud firmly established) - she doesn't stand a chance anymore. During the next 4 years, 1. Select another Reagan type candidate and 2. Clean up all the election fraud (i.e. early voting, allowing illegals to vote, allowing dead people to vote, no more electronic ballots, etc.).

    • TimAZ

      The old media did not create Sarah Palin. So please explain to the rest of us how they could possibly demolish her. Only individuals who are intellectually lazy could be infused with an old left media fabrication of an unfavorable opinion of Sarah Palin. The moment she begins her campaign most of those intellectually lazy people will forget what they have been fed by the old left media. Most will opt for a better future instead of unfounded fear and the unsustainable promises of the socialist party. :)

  • cathylovesyou

    Sarah probably would have done better than Romney. If she wants to run against Hillary or maybe Obama in 2016 why not. We are not going to win the Black. Hispanic, Jewish, left loones, Union workers, and those receiving stuff. We must educate and work on the uniformed youth, misguided young women and moderate Democrats and independents. If we get the majority of these people we win. We do have to educate the people who vote Democrat in the big giveaway cities where their are big electoral votes to be had. We need the people to join us, not stoop down to the level the Democratic Party has put this Country in.

  • Jake

    She was the answer in 2008, and should have been the Presidential (not VP) candidate. She has more qualifications in her little toe, than Obummer could ever dream of having at the end of his years. I am a lifelong independent and in recent years have obviously seen the Republicans as a better alternative, including offering some financial support. But I currently disregard their solicitations for money on surveys they send, and steadfastly tell them that she is the way we should be going. She is demonized by the opposition and even many in her own party, and they need to learn that the more they put someone like her down, the better solution she probably offers. Too bad we have such an anti-AMERICA media and a wimpy party leadership that caves to pressures from any side.

    The Tea Party is in the same boat. Not yet a real organized party, but a movement of rational and thinking people who understand the foundation of this great country and speak to the values which make us so. Maybe that's the answer in the next 2-4 years, to have a truly organized Tea Party and people of that ilk. Hopefully we haven't yet saturated the populace with derelicts and have-nots who care nothing about the country, but only what people like BHO will take from others and give to them. There are enough people who still have values and standards and realize where we are currently heading. It will be a rough 4 years, but we need serious change from trends of recent years, not just the past 4.

  • sovereigntyofone

    I think Sarah Palin should run in 2016, if for no other reason than it would put the liberal/communists panties in a twist. Who knows, might even cause a few brain aneurysms in the liberal/Democommie party and we'd have few less to worry about in the future.

    • Dissenter

      The Left would be multi-orgasmic if either Herman Cain or Sarah Unable were their opponent.

    • sovereigntyofone

      I never said she had a snow balls chance in hell of

    • ilpatriot58

      Yes, I have been posting this for some time.....the gop is really irrelevant however there are too many of us out here in the hinterlands that are still sending checks to them so they can hold on to the establishment power reigns in DC.....I say STOP SENDING MONEY TO THE RNC...STARVE THEM OUT OF POWER!!!!! Then we can start anew............

  • Nancianne

    Sarah can only be a contender if she reads some history books, newspapers and doesn't come off as a no nothing. If she want to be in what is called prime time she has a lot of work to do.

    • ilpatriot58

      Really???? Nice bumper sticker slogan post.......and just what "work" has the current pos potus done to earn his prime time slot????? Troll............

    • Nancianne

      I'm not a troll. You have to be realistic. The woman didn't do any homework on the world situation, geography and more. The President was very well informed even is he wasn't too experienced.f someone has a different opinion, it doesn't mean that person is a troll.

    • Caribou "QUIT" Barbie™

      I agree. I get that all the time from these guys.

  • jjinfl

    C,mon, man! How can this suggestion even come up? I can't believe that when we could not succeed in voting Romney into the presidency this month, anyone would think we could win next time with polarized "Love/Hate" possibilities like Sarah or Jeb Bush. Or some old, white, wealthy GOP senator who would immediately be rejected by the new segments of our voting population. Get with it, Republicans, or we're doomed. We need a candidate who relates to our changing country dynamics, not recycled people who will be ignored or ridiculed or criticized as racists or billionaires. Let's think about what free things we need to do to compete with things like Obama and his cell phones, food stamps, free college money,rap concerts, and $30,000-a-plate dinner invitations from the Hollywood crowd, etc..

  • Ken Nade

    Run BABY RUN!! There has come a time that We The People need to take a hardline stance towards all corruption. Palin is a PLAIN language speaker, thinker and DOER that will resonate with the majority on the RIGHT. To "F in" bad for the establishment. Time for being nice, nice has gone on for way to long. Start naming names of these corrupt elected people and say it long, load and proud. GOD Bless America.

    • Dissenter

      You delude yourself in thinking that there is a majority with you. While you might have a majority out there in kicker country, you don't have one in the nation as a whole.

    • ilpatriot58

      You would be wrong about that can thank voter fraud & the purists in the republican party for your so-called "win"......enjoy it while you can.....the end is coming soon............

    • Dissenter

      The only voter fraud of which I am aware was committed by the Romneys, who voted in MA when they neither resided there nor were domiciled there.

  • spin43

    I would definitely vote for Sarah because she is a natural born, non- Ivy League, constitutional supporter, citizen of the USA.

  • har82

    Mrs Palin, is not Americas problem. The GOP ,, however , is .. There is not - 1 - man with any backbone ,, in the entire circle ,, at the top of the GOP.
    At least not one ,, that believes in what I ,, believe in anyway. An enemy , you can respect. to some degree that is .
    But a traitor ??. Now they ,, are the lowest form of life known to mankind. And are far worse ,,, than any ,,, enemy .
    I will never again,, vote for the lesser ,, of - 2 - evils . We may be silent right now,,, but something ,, sooner or later ,, has to give....