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May 25th, 2011
05:00 PM ET

With the GOP field so weak, should Sarah Palin run for president?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Just when we thought maybe she had decided to just go away comes news of Sarah Palin, the movie. Next month, a secretly produced, two-hour feature film about the former Alaska governor will be released in Iowa, where the 2012 presidential campaign will kick off with the Iowa caucuses in February.

The $1 million dollar project was produced by conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon. He agreed to make the film after Palin and her staff asked him in November to produce a series of videos that would highlight her accomplishments as governor and re-establish her as a GOP maverick. Probably a short movie. After its initial release in Iowa, the film will open in New Hampshire, home to the first official primary. She'd better hope it's a blockbuster. According to the latest poll of New Hampshire primary voters, Mitt Romney outpolls Palin by a margin of more than 6 to 1 or about 33% to 5%.

If you're looking for something besides Palin propaganda, there are two new books to read.

"Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years," by ex-Palin aide Frank Bailey, is based on e-mails he kept while working for Palin during her run for governor in 2006 through her failed bid for vice president in 2008. He says Palin loved to play the victim and he calls her leadership style "chaotic.”

I would also recommend "The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power" by investigative reporter Geoffrey Dunn. This book, which I have read, chronicles a lifelong pathology of deceit and makes the claim that she's lied about almost everything her entire life.

There's also some juicy personal stuff in there.

The book is well researched and should be required reading for anyone considering supporting a presidential run by this woman.

Here’s my question to you: With the GOP field so weak, should Sarah Palin run for president?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Jim in Gardendale, Alabama:
She shouldn't run because she's not qualified. She's also a lightening rod for the press and her goofs make her an easy target for the Democrats. If that's not enough, her family problems, ethics issues, dishonesty, and the fact that she's divisive should be enough.

Dave in Orlando, Florida:
God help us. There are probably enough Tea Party lunatics, radical religious lunatics and ultra right wing lunatics out there to elect her. Not to mention the ordinary lunatics.

Al:
Enough with Sarah Palin already. You got a crush on her or something? She couldn't even carry Alaska if the election were held today. She's just another passenger in the GOP clown car.

Bryan in Colorado:
Would it be too much to ask you to tweak your questions to be a bit more intellectually stimulating? She's a Bat Chain Pulle r– that's an obsolete railroad term. She shows no positive qualities, complains all the time, and says “Look at me.” She's a real life quitter as Alaska Governor. The prospect of our society even considering such a joke is probably one reason our country is below any other industrialized nation's standards for hiring sound leadership.

Andy in Lynn, Massachusetts:
As soon as Little Miss Polar Bear can prove that she can pass a 5th grade geography test, why not? If not, she can stay in Alaska and annoy Alaskans.

Frank in Connellsville, Pa.:
I say Run Sarah, Run! It rounds out a field that includes a candidate who forgot he was for health care reform before he was against it; a family values man with multiple affairs; and an actual businessman who is getting limited mention. Why not have someone who isn't bothered enough to read the papers? I wish I could see Russia from my backyard. I might need to move if one of this cast gets elected.

B.:
If Sarah Palin is the answer for the GOP, then I would hate to see the question. She is not competent to lead our country. She may have fire in the belly but I think that was Taco Bell for lunch.


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soundoff (445 Responses)
  1. RB in CA

    Only if the GOP wants the weakest of the weak as their candidate.

    RB in CA

    May 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  2. Darlene

    Listen the GOP isn't weak i don't see any progressive liberals running agains't the Annointed one!! Obama is a socialist and I am sure they are on both sides and the GOP doesn't want progressives running period so there being causious...We the people would love to see COL Allen West but not until he is released from his constituents from his duties as florida congressman..until then we wait..we like West because he has been consistent on everything he believes in, as far as Palin she is no dummie she is down to earth not corrupt like washington is now.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  3. Jimbo

    The GOP presidential field is so weak, they make Pee Wee Herman look like Hercules by comparison. But, by golly, the question remains, does Sarah Palin have a chance? Dunno.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  4. Flyonawall

    Yes, yes, yes...please...how about a Palin/Gingrich ticket!!!! We need some comic relief so by all means send in the clowns.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  5. David in Tampa

    Yes Jack, Palin should run for president. This would insure the reelection of Obama, not that I am particularly desirous of that. If she should manage somehow to win, American would once again return to its rightful place as the laughing stock of the world. Additionally, it would be the first time in our history that a sitting president would resign after a month in office.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  6. Andy Schaefges

    You said that the GOP field is Weak. It might because Obama is an easy target. If Sara Palin ran for GOP. Can you say that she is better than Obama. Given his record. It wouldn't be that hard.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  7. Dennis in Florida

    No, not unless Trump is her VP candidate.

    We all need a really good laugh and I am sure those two could provide it.

    ************************************************

    May 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  8. JENNA ROSEVILLE CA

    With the GOP field so weak, should Sarah Palin run for president?

    Does the GOP need to add a CLOWN to their circus? If so let her throw her hat into the big ring.

    We Democrats would love to see the debates!

    Jenna
    Roseville CA

    May 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  9. ImALibertarian

    If I understand this logic... The Republican field is so weak that it makes even Sarah Palin look good. But once she participates in a debate, the field will be perceived as even weaker and inspire you to ask a subsequent question... With the GOP field so weak, should Foghorn Leghorn run for president? It's one of those slippery slope things.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  10. A,J. Boyle in Pembroke Pines

    Of course Sarah Palin should run for the Republican nomination for President! We've already seen brain-dead windbags like Donald Trump play at running for President, so why shouldn't a FEMALE brain-dead windbag also give it a shot? Could she possibly be any more unqualified than "The Grand Donnie of Comb-Over?" Maybe, but then that's the charm of watching the republicans gouge each other's eyes out. Since they have no big ideas other than taxing the middle class to death while sparing the rich, who cares whether they have one clown in this circus or fifty? The end result will be the same: another republican nominee bought and paid for by the rich special interests and a second term for Obama, even if he's done precious little to deserve it.

    May 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  11. Paul From Austin Texas

    Jack! No Please No. Don't we have to many clowns in the running now. What they need is a good candidate like the Governor of Oklahoma not Texas.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  12. Ken in Seattle

    While it would provide a phenomenal amount of material for comedians it would do nothing in the way of providing intelligent constructive debate over solutions to this country's many problems. Whether one agrees with their current vision for the country or not, one has to acknowledge that there are a number of smart capable people in the Republican party who could ably serve as president. Sarah Palin is not one of them. The good news is, in the unlikely event she were elected it is doubtful we'd have to put up with her for very long since she doesn't seem capable of serving out a term to elected office.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  13. Jayne

    Absolutely! More Tina Fey on SNL!

    May 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  14. David Johnson

    Sure, she could run.It would clutter an already weak field. What the Republicans really need is a serious candidate with an agenda that is detailed with solutions on the economy and budget, not simply a whiner with an anti-governemnt sentiment.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  15. Annie, Atlanta

    Why not. The clown car needs a driver.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  16. Rick McDaniel

    I doubt she can win.

    The GOP has to come up with a much more viable candidate, but.......and here's the major rub, it is the party platform that is causing the GOP so much grief.........so if they won't accept a centrist candidate, they have gone from a sure win a year ago, to a sure loss as of now.

    People are sick of the GOP's attacks on the gay community and on women's rights, on the abortion issue. That is absolutely going to cook their goose, in 2012.

    That's the trouble with extremism, on either side of the aisle.......it doesn't sit well with the voters.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  17. Pete in Georgia

    No, there's no sense adding fuel to the fire of all the moron's who would rather have a socialist neighborhood organizer as a president with 20% REAL & HONEST unemployment.................than an ex governor who actually understands real working class people, the free enterprise system, and how taxes are the poison to capitalism and jobs.
    Maybe Katie Couric with her outstanding track record at CBS should run. She MUST read all the best literature known to mankind........................ready to save the world.

    It just doesn't get any more misleading and pathetic.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  18. barbara in nc

    Sure, why not. She's not MUCH worse than the rest of them.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  19. Al, Lawrence KS

    I've been to the circus....and there is always room for one more in the clown car.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  20. Barbara Leavitt

    Jack, as a Democrat ~one can only hope she runs! But then since the only shows she will go on, all of America would have to watch FOX in order to find out just what her policies are.........and I'd hate to give FOX that much power. This woman is an idiot and I truly hope she does run and get their nomination. Even die hard Republicans will find it hard to vote for her after all the exposure she would get.

    Henderson Nevada

    May 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  21. Billy from Florida

    Absolutely... It wasn't bad enough for the Republicans to offer her with McCain last time. Now it's the "Tundra Tart" for President. Can't wait to hear who the running mate will be? Bachman, I hope...

    May 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  22. Herman Portland OR

    No. I don't think Sarah should run for President. She should support the GOP field and possibly be eligible for another VP position.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  23. Mary

    Not if you want a Republican for President. Goes without saying, she is a leader of revenge, dispair, and ignorance. Obama would clean her clock in a debate in just about every issue other than oil.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  24. Ed from Texas

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Of course, I'm a professional comedian.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  25. Russ in PA

    Who cares? The only candidate worth his salt – in either party – is Ron Paul. The only man willing to stand up for our rights – our true rights. And the only man willing to stand behind the free market system that made the US a power. Pity that so many Americans will only listen to the nonsense spouted by Palin, Romney, Obama, and not listen to the real Ron Paul message: follow the Constitution, and protect personal liberty and property rights. Something neither party believes in.

    Ron Paul in 2012...

    May 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  26. Jim

    Jack,

    Oh yes! Yes! Please. Please, Please. A Palin-Bachman ticket for the GOP. Can you spell "50-state sweep" for the Dems? It's going to be a GREAT 2012!

    Jim
    Reno, Nevada

    May 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  27. Bob in Kansas City

    Please do run sister Sarah. It will ensure that the Democratic Party will be the administration that will likely be able to appoint the next 3 Supreme Court jusitces that will likely vacate and hopefully will bring the SCOTUS back to the center where the architects of the Constutution meant them to be not on an extreme sector of the spectrum either way as they have evolved into. The extreme right leaning SCOTUS has done a lot of damage to this nation since the onset of the Reagan years into today. The courts decisions last generations and to have a polarized court in one extreme is dangerous to a free society!

    May 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  28. Greg in Arkansas

    Absolutely,
    Since many GOP heavyweights probably secretly believe that President Obama will win reelection and have opted-out of the 2012 cycle, a Palin-Bachmann ticket would be an ideal choice.

    Both women have gone so far over the edge chasing the TEA party vote that they have become a liability to rational thinkers and combine for a mass of raw intellectual horsepower that the universe has not seen since Abbot met Costello.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  29. Brad, Portland, OR

    Yes! I'd love to see the Obama-Palin Presidential debates🙂.

    Moderator: "Gov. Palin, how would you solve the national debt crisis?"

    Palin: "I'm a pit-bull with lipstick! I'm a mama grizzly!"

    The Tea Partiers in the audience applaud like crazy🙂.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  30. Wilhelm von Nord Bach

    YES, Jack.

    the countries comedians need the new material. with "The Donald" out, there is no one in the race as funny as Mrs Palin.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  31. Richard/Colebrook,NH

    Jack, Palin has stated that she has " The Fire In her Belly". My question is what good is that going to do you if that is also accompanied by an EMPTY HEAD?

    May 25, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  32. Larry,Springfield,Ohio

    Jack,yes,she should get into the race,not that she can win,but her star is starting fade behind the bright light of Michelle Bachmann,if she wants to remain relevant she needs to get out of Alaska for awhile and come to mainland!

    May 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  33. john/omaha

    i'm no palin fan but i would take her over this joke we have in office now. she cant be any worse than obummer.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  34. Al

    Enough with Sarah Palin already. You got a crush on her or something . She couldn't even carry Alaska if thee election were held today. She's just another passenger in the GOP clown car.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  35. MYSTERIOUS

    She should run no matter what the circumstances are. I'd love to see her put all of her money where her mouth is. I'd love to see her being interviewed by someone other than Fox. Not that I've ever seen any of said interviews. Just clips. Don't have the stomache for Fox.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  36. Ron Lambert

    Jack,

    As a registered Democrat, I hope she does run, I hope she wins the Republican nomination and squares off against Obama in 2012.

    Ron,
    Miami FL.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  37. Dave, Orlando, FL

    God help us. There are probably enough tea party lunatics, radical religious lunatics and ultra right wing lunatics out there to elect her. Not to mention the ordinary lunatics.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  38. john in NC

    Why not? She knows how many states there are in the U S A, and what year it is and that is more than our current president knows.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  39. Chuck from Maryland

    Trump's out. Huckabee's out. With Grumpy and Dopey gone, one of the other five will need to step up.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  40. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    This self procliamed pit-bull, quitter of her job had better hang on to her F Network job. There are pathetic people in politics but she is beyond that level.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  41. virginia - Atlanta, GA

    Sarah Palin joining this crowd only weakens it further.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  42. Michael in Albuquerque, NM

    Hahahahahahahahaha.....NO!!! The field is so weak because they have nothing to claim as an accomplishment, or even an idea that hasn't already destroyed the economy. What the GOP should do is bring back the ideas of Eisenhower. I liked Ike.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  43. Conor in Chicago

    Totally. We need more of their alternate universe on the TV on a day to day basis if for no other reason than it's funny. Why not have the one the most divorced from reality leading the charge?

    May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  44. Bud Rupert

    Yes, it would be great.! Better then watching the old Loony Tune Cartoon shows. Great material for the media too.. Wolf and Chris Matthews would have a filed day.. she's not exactly a heavyweight when it comes to the real issues but it would be fun watching the spectacle

    May 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  45. Paul, New Port Richey, Fl

    Another Sarah Palin question, Jack? Seek immediate help for this fixation of yours. Get well soon.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  46. Tony B

    No. It is like Oprah Winfrey changing jobs to be an actress on a soap opera, just because she had a show during the daytime. Somethings are just not meant to be, and Sarah Palin for President is not one of them.

    Tony from Baton Rouge, La

    May 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  47. Lori - PA

    Jack,

    As Mr. Bill would say, "OHH NOOOOO!!!"

    May 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  48. Rich McKinney, Texas

    LOL your kidding right Jack? Sarah Palin running for president would be the ultimate slap in the face for republicans. The democrats are praying Palin runs if for no other reason then comic relief.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  49. John, Lake Charles, LA

    Sarah will run for cover when the going gets tough, just like she did to Alaska. She cares more about money and fame then she does about the people of this country.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  50. ken, atlantic city, nj

    Sarah palin has no qualifications. If the GOP wants a female they should pick backman who has better credentials than obama had when he ran in 2008. Bachman is a lawyer, a congresswomen and a business women. Obama was a lawyer, a congressmen and a communtiy organizer when he ran in 2008. Now obama can add president, corporotist, and war monger to his resume.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  51. Paul, Seattle Washington

    Yes! With the Donald humiliated and out of the 2012 race, and the Newt doing his best with every new breath to eliminate himself, who better than to provide much-needed comic relief than the Palin? And as a bonus, she's a lot easier on the eyes than the other two.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  52. Joyce H

    Jack, what is your obsession with Sarah Palin? Hasn't she done enough to try to destroy this country? The Republicans/and or Tea Party folks would be insane to allow this hateful, divisive woman to run for anything. If some Americans think that things can't get any worse, they will have a rude awakening if she becomes President. She is still bitter because she and John McClain lost the election, and she needs to be in the limelight at any costs. Her hatred of President Obama (unwarranted) knows no limits. She has never come up with any solutions for anything but how to advance her and her family's financial agenda. No matter how weak the GOP field is, I can't imagine her representing the United states in anything.,

    May 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  53. Joe CE

    I guess thr logic here is that since Palin is a weak canidate she would fit right in. Of course, this does not solve the weak canidate problem for the GOP.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  54. Mr. D

    Why weaken the field further? The only thing Palin should run for is the nearest exit.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  55. Tom in Desoto, Tx

    Sarah Palin has demonstrated to all who are conscious, she's not qualified for much, least of all President of the United States. She's probably qualified to be President of FOX news. She has 4 years of governmental experience above mayor of a town of 10,000 people. I would want the person in charge of a grammar school to have more than 4 years experience in the field. Also, wouldn't being President keep her from her reality gig?, or can she multi-task?

    May 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  56. Jane (Minnesota)

    Why not, I enjoy watching comedy. It would guarantee that I would for for anyone other than her.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  57. Ed from California

    This country is so stupid....the Palin/Bachmann ticket might just be the "ticket"!! NOT!! No one is going to beat Obama. The Kochplican's have shown their true colors......they are all for the rich!!! The Ryan-plan, is the downfall of the entire Teabagg'n/Kochplican,FOXplican Party!! You don't mess w/Medicare and Social Security.

    Ryan's plan's might have worked if he put all members of Congress' benefits, active and retired on the line. Along w/a huge pay cut!! Shared sacrifice, might have been a good starting point. I hope a lot of members of congress w/a "R" at the end of their names. Can find meaning work in 2012. I have a feeling we're looking at a huge turnover!!

    May 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  58. Bob Kobs

    Yes, by all means. She was the GOP VP Nominee. It is her turn to go for it.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  59. Rudy P.

    Weak isn't the word! Romney, Palin, and Gingrich have already been losers.
    Palin? No. We already have a female secretary of State. So, caould you wonder if a female president would go to the Muslim world and try to tell the Arab world what to do, when a woman is nothing to Muslims?

    That would be a disgrace to the Muslims.

    The GOP's best bet is herman Cain because he is a business man, and NOT a politician. He knows how to balance a checkbook...

    Rudy P.
    Roanoke, VA

    May 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
  60. David Gerstenfeld

    Of the United States ? Jack, surely you jest. If she does run for president, the USA should stand for " Uninformed Sarah's Association " .
    David, Las Vegas

    May 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  61. Robert

    Not if the Republicans want to win the election.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  62. Nate Evans

    Sure, with all of the natural disasters, the American people could use some comic relief. Besides, Obama is just getting started with being the President after 8 YEARS of Bush. Thus, it is best to keep him in and force some consistency rather than start over with a Joke.
    -Nate, Fayetteville, NC

    May 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  63. Kevo in New Mexico

    If that's their only hope then they are in a world of trouble, because I don't think she is gonna run for President. I think she realizes we're just not quite ready for President Sarah Palin just yet.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  64. CONNIE G.

    And then what? Is she suppose to represent the answer to the GOP's lack of viable presidential candidates, notwithstanding the candidacy of Mitt Romey and Tim Pawlenty? After Huckabee, yes even the Trump, Mitch Daniels, and that good ole southern boy, Haley Barbour, dropped out, does that nitwit Palin believe she has the right stuff to garner national support? God help the GOP if the Republicans are forced to support something like her. The Media needs to stop gocusing on her and maybe she'll finally understand that she's a mental deficit.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  65. Jim in Gardendale, Alabama

    Sarah Palin decision to run or not shouldn't depend upon who runs or not Jack. imo, she shouldn't run because she's not qualified. she's also a lightening rod for the press and her goofs make her an easy target for the democrats. If that's not enough, her family problems, ethics issues, dishonesy, and the fact that she's devisive should be enough.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  66. Chris, Ottawa Canada

    As someone who loves great comedy, I say "YES!"

    May 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  67. Dennis north carolina

    you want to make them weaker. all palin has done is make herselve rich which is her life.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  68. Donald in CA

    Palin should run so she can further weaken the gop field more. She will never even be vice president or a senator. This media fasination with a mediocre person is amazing. But then again, charles manson gets more fan mail then any other prisoner at the Corcoran state prison in California.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  69. Chuck, ID

    Yes, Jack. (bearing sinister grin.)

    May 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  70. Paul P

    If she ran that would be much akin to bringing a heavy boulder into a boat thats got a hole in it. After the Trump sideshow, I can only hope the American public has finally grown weary of the negative, attention seeking, slogan flinging candidate in exchange for the one who presents actual ideas.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  71. andyz Lynn, MA

    As soon as Little Miss Polar Bear can prove that she can pass a 5th grade geography test; why not. If not, she can stay she can she can stay in Alaska, stay out of the national media and annoy Alaskans.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  72. bryan, colorado

    Would it be to much to ask you to tweaz your questions to be a bit more intellectually stimulating. She's a Bat Chain Puller. She shows no positive qualities ie complanes all the time............. look at me.
    She's a real life quitter ie Alaska Gov. The prospect of our society even considering such a joke is probably one reasons our country is below any other indusrialized nations standards for hiring sound leadership.

    May 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  73. Gary H. Boyd

    Jack, your description of the GOP field of potential candidates for President being WEAK is too generous - it's PATHETIC and that includes Palin. There isn't a winner in the bunch. I'd like to see a GOP Presidentl/Vice President ticket of Chris Cristie and Colin Powell but neither has interest. It's too bad because they'd be formidable. Palin needs a reality check.

    Gary in Scottsdale, Arizona

    May 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  74. Frank from Connellsville, PA

    I say Run Sarah Run! I rounds out a field that includes a candidate who forgot he was for health care reform before he was against it; a family values man with mutiple affairs; and an actual businessman who is getting limited mention. Why not have someone who isn't bothered enough to read the papers? I wish I could see Russia from my backyard – I might need to move if one of this cast gets elected.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  75. Steve

    Yes, speaking as a Democrat and George McGovern supporter, who always appreciated the clash of ideas, it would be best to put them all up now. Then in 2016, after a succesful Obama presidency and with new thoughtful republicans we can have an intelligent debate on how to move forward.

    IL

    May 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  76. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    So is your question about whether Palin will strengthen the GOP field if she decides to run? Is this a joke question?

    May 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  77. Bill in New Mexico

    1.) First consideration: Can Sarah Palin win the republican nomination for president? Her being with the Tea Party and so anti-taxes should not be a problem with this hurdle. Do the republicans have a problem with her intelligence? They liked Bush Jr.

    2.) Second consideration: Can Saran Palin beat Obama? If the economy remains stagnant, Obama is a one-term president. Do not forget the democrats that Obama has alienated by: a.) increasing the war in Afghanistan. b.) retaining Guantanamo. c.) the secrecy as well as all that pork barrel involved in passing the health care. d.) these democrats are still awaiting Obama's promised explanation of this law.
    So in 2012 this hurdle will be diminished if not disappear.

    3.) Third consideration: Is Sarah Palin presidential material? Time and again, the political conventions have proven that this consideration is not necessary.

    The election of 2012 will most likely be an election where the republican candidate will be easily elected president. The republicans have the luxury of steering far right of center. Sarah Palin is well within this target.

    Sarah Palin has a chance of being president. Just getting elected is accomplishment enough for many presidents.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  78. Alex in Bremerton, WA

    Yes! Please! Comedians across the nation would LOVE it and Tina Fey could make lots of money! Besides, the world will end in 2012 anyway.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  79. Ed from MD

    No, Pinochio is doing the same things Bush did except the Democrats don't whine about it. But It's the second term when presidents really screw America worse than before. Makes me curious like looking off a cliff, whats up next term. Sarah should make a comeback in 2016 when AmeroMexiCan is ready for "change" again.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  80. Tom Bulger, Canandaigua

    Of what? The United States?

    Joy Behar interviewed Palin's aide Frank Bailey and he confessed that he'd vote Obama, if he election were between the president and Palin.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  81. MyWay

    Absolutely not. She's shot herself in the foot too many times to be taken seriously.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  82. Val Egge

    Absolutely NOT!! She should take her screeching back to Alaska and leave the rest of us out of her family and their problems. She has already shown how little she knows of the world and the varied problems in it .I could go on, but why bother...an old, former Woman Marine living in Hurley, New Mexico (that is USA!)

    May 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  83. Nora, C.C.Texas

    Of course she should run for president. That will finish bringing the GOP to its knees. Plus it would add a funny side to the election the likes of something we have never seen before. Who can take this woman seriously, come on Jack is this your comedy question of the week???

    May 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  84. Sandstone.

    "It does not matter who runs for the GOP! Barack Obama is all the Democrat's have. Hewon because he was BLACK! Younger than most of the last leader's for the GOP 3yrs ago. He made all kinds of promises, and kept none of them. There is still plenty of time fro Sarah to pick another running mate. Obama has nobody!!! He's the weakest thing that ever was elected forf anything! Look back on his record of problems! Yes Sarah should RUN!"

    May 25, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  85. DON IN WESTPORT, MASS.

    Yes, I truly wish she would run and absolutey win and become the next President of the United States of America.
    This would definitely put to rest, without a doubt , my suspicision that this country is desperate and finally gone BONKERS!

    Today, the people of this country elect a President like they are picking the winner of American Idol.
    I welcome her as President. I need the entertainment. We deserve what we get.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  86. Ted from Hershey, PA

    No way, she is an excellent at being enthusastic, but she still has not shown me the depth of detail knowledge that is necessary to be a President! Obama can describe the problems marvously, anmd his proposed solutions seem good, but without details. His results are disasterous – we need someone like Romney to get us through our congesss's mess!!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  87. JTALMAGE

    Sara Palin is such a joke that she should run for president and Donald the hair Trump should be her vp... Then they could both quit and keep making as much money as they can..... Jay Las Vegas

    May 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  88. pat in michigan

    Sure.Why not ?It's only a two year commitment ...oh wait!!!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  89. Larry Feierstein-Denver

    Here's the perfect ticket for 2012. Gingrich Palin. That really cleans the slate for 2016, when perhaps a Christie etc gets a shot. The Republicans keep shooting themselves in the foot, so might as well take all the toes off in 2012. One poor candidate after another.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  90. Kim Smith

    I don't relish listening to 18 months of sound bites and painful interviews with America's top nit-wit and her assault on the english language. If the Republican Party is stupid enough to put their support behind her, and she decides she needs to grace us with her annoying presence, then by all means put her on the ticket. I will be able to tell my grand children I witnessed the largest Democratic landslide in our nations history.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  91. Dariel, Santa Rosa, CA.

    Not a good idea financially for the Tea Party, and it might even be damaging to the Republican Party.
    With similar parties diluting each others votes when both parties are so weak, it is understandable why there are so few candidates for both parties.

    After the new Steven Levingston book was released, Palin supporters are sure to think twice about who she really is.

    A dumb blond who dyed her hair brown?

    May 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  92. Jenny from Nanuet, NY

    Sure! And while she's at it, she'll manage to pull the others even further to the crazy right. The more weak candidates in the Republican primary, the better for Obama, the country, and the world.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  93. Paulette in Dallas,PA

    Just think of ALL the good that $1 million could have done for America's Homeless Vets,men,.women,and children. Another waste of time and money.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  94. Fred

    Jack,

    With Donald out (recall he said he would run as an independent if he did not get GOP nomination) the next best one would be for Sara to be the nominee. Batak will be a shoo in

    Fred

    May 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  95. calaurore9

    Yes, please please please. We will have so much fun, Jack!

    Carol in Northampton, MA

    May 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  96. Heather

    Ha ha ha. You're a funny man, Jack.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  97. Daniel Christian

    Oh my God yes, with Donald Trump out we need another clown.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  98. Donald in New Mexico

    The 2008 election got a lot nastier when Palin got in. I would not care to hear all the negative, misleading, divisive, distorted lies. I have never heard her say anything positive. I have tried to watch the F-word network to try to get their views, but I can't stand the negativity and constant whining. But then, the late night comedians do need the material.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  99. Brian

    The idea of her becoming president is almost enough to make an atheist start praying to any of the gods to stop it from happening.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  100. Bryan from Chicago

    Oh please do...I would pay to see Obama rip her to shreds on national TV

    May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  101. Diana in Texas

    Palin SHOULD run! The lunatic fringe needs someone to vote for in the election.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  102. Jon in PA

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO Jack! I'm a conservative, but I won't pull the lever for the GOP if Palin is the nominee! Ideally, Ron Paul would be the winner, not Palin, or Gingrich, or anyone else!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  103. N W Smith

    Sure she should run! What better way to make sure Obama gets four more years, the Democrats regain control of the House and Senate, the Republican Party gets broken like a cheap toy, and Tina Fey gets to moon-light on Saturday Night Live for two more years!

    RUN, SARAH RUN!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  104. Ed

    This conservative Republican does not think that Sarah Palin should run for president or even vice president. Personally, I wish she had run for the US Senate seat that Lisa Murkowski won. But, that is in the past.

    My preference was Mike Huckabee, but he has chosen not to run. In his stead, I think the next best option at this point is Tim Pawlenty, who I am pleased to see running. I am glad Mitch Daniels and Donald Trump chose not to run, and wish Gingrich had done the same.

    King of Prussia, PA (but formerly from the first-in-the-nation state of NH)

    May 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  105. Bill - Dallas, TX

    Sarah Palin is not qualified to run for anything....period!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  106. Jessica

    The Tundra grifter will "run" as long as there's money to be made. Then she'll announce that she's quitting six months later and blame her quitting on Katie Couric.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  107. Christopher Blunt

    Oh yes please please. Give the election to Obama on a silver platter.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  108. Scott Lara

    Absolutely not. She is an empty suit.

    Scott Lara, Jacksonville, Florida

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  109. Litmus Boogliner

    If God wanted Sarah Palin to be president he wouldn't have filled her head with meat.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  110. Rob

    Obama is not a socialist. For anybody to assert that simply means that they do not know the meaning of the word or the concept of socialism. People on the right like to use that word against the president as a last resort when their arguments fail. That being said, Sarah Palin should run for president if she wants to. It's her decision. It would make the election a lot of fun and Tina Fey would make guest appearances on SNL. Of course, she would never win, so, by my count, that would be three wins for the good old U.S.A.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  111. Ardy B.

    Sure, why not! The late night comedians need some good material.......

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  112. aubrie

    Shame on you!!! Don't scare me like that!

    Corpus Christi

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  113. blake

    Who says the GOP line-up is weak? The Democrats. The leftist media.

    Sarah stay out! You will not help the conservative cause by running. You are divisive and are not electable.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  114. Brian Wickremasinghe - Woodland Hills

    Sure – we need to make late night comedy more interesting!!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  115. Steve

    Sounds more like she's making a run for Oprah's job, not the presidency.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  116. Howard

    Oh, pullleeeze, Jack! Sarah Palin is to American politics what Harold Camping is to religious prognostication.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  117. In Missouri

    YES......I need a good laugh!!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  118. Richard E. Davis

    I think Ms. Palin should run. She has a right to do so and if the polls indicate that she has a shot, notwithstanding her amateurish, uninformed and poorly articulated positions on a host of issues, then let the will of those "real Americans" who would cut their noses off to spite their faces be done.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  119. wesley

    It's beyond me why there still is a fancination with Sarah Palin and the Presidency of the United States. They don't and have never belonged in the same sentence together.

    Seriously.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  120. Shaik from Oregon

    Yes, for the sake of all the comedians out there who are just waiting for this to happen. Mitt and Tim P are boring, Newt is done! They need comic material!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  121. Ron Posey

    I would sooner see you run for president then Sarah. And that is saying something.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  122. could happen

    If the GOP puts her up, it shows how intellectually bankrupt the GOP is.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  123. Chelle

    My word it would be highly entertaining!!! As a Canadian, your politics south of the border have always fascinated me – the things you care about in your politicians seems so ludicrous – like what their spouse or children are like. The fact that Sarah Palin could even be considered for President is amazing. With what we now know about her – how could ANYONE vote for her??? While I will grant you she has a grasp on what can be perceived as folksy, I would not want "just plain folks" running the USA!!! Someone intelligent, well educated, and just plain smarter than myself.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  124. jason

    Hope she runs. She has no chance of winning the nomination, but at least she will crowed the field and cause other candidates to spend more money before the national election. I personally think she is taking the Trump rout. She knows it is out of her league and has no intention of running, but she is creating the hype for her TV shows and books.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  125. Neal

    I read all the entries thus far. The two with terrible grammatical and spelling issues were the two Palin supporters. I could've guessed they were supporters, based on that alone.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  126. Chris .... New Mexico

    NO! Please NO! I beg of you ....... NO!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  127. Jim, San Antonio

    It says something about our society when a complete idiot like Sarah Palin can be seriously considered for president. Maybe Lindsey Lohan can be Secretary of State.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  128. keith in ky.

    Weak is a relative term, you must consider who they are running against, maybe it's just me, but I think Elmer Fudd would have a chance against our current prez.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  129. Nurse Lisa in Shelton CT

    not because they're weak otherwise, but to further weaken the field, yes she should run.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  130. danny

    Sarah Palin is so much smarter than BO. He is the dumbest of the dumb

    May 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  131. mia anderson

    What on earth is wrong with this article????!! Why on earth Jack/CNN would you even lower yourself to write about Ms. Palin being a candidate? because she (ego central) things she 'wants' to? Everyone is well aware, unless you are a reformer type and are desperate, would you even consider this person is savy/smart/gracious to be a candidate for President? I think the GOP backbone is way too on the ball to allow her to become the candidate. How embarrassing for the we Americans to be on stage with Ms. Palin and all her antics/families antics? oh dear!!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  132. jj zern toledo oh.

    Palin, Goofy, Porky Pig, any other clown. Why not? GOP has failed to listen to American people. Koch Bros. and Corporations bought them. They lose. OBAMA 2012

    May 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  133. Joe from Ohio

    No. As of now, she's pretty much destroyed any chances she could have for running. She reacted to the shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by turning it into another "the world is out to get me" rant, her reality show helped overexpose her, and her shady past would get in the way. Then there's the fact that most people just don't like her. All of those factors and more ruin any chances she could have of ever being taken seriously.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  134. Thomicus

    Sure. She can be president. Donald Trump can relieve Ben Bernanke. Charlie Sheen can be Sec. of State. And Bernie Madoff can run the Treasury. Can you picture it? America will once again be on top!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  135. Dan

    No Jack. I 'm personally not ready for the apocalypse just yet. Besides, I think that "fire in her belly" is probably just some over-spiced moose chili. Might even be the same one she blew away on national tv.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  136. Tony Arvish

    The comic relief she would provide would be a welcome distraction from the many very serious issues that weigt us down. RUN, SARAH, RUN!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  137. Dick Marti

    Absolutely! She should run. She needs to make plain how blitheringly empty-headed she and her brand of right-wingism is.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  138. Mike M. Scappoose, OR

    Palin/Bachman the Wingnuts party would love it,

    May 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  139. clubchampx10

    "Sarah Palin for President"...has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
    "Sarah Palin: the movie"...another docu-drama/comedy?
    "Sarah Palin: the half-term Alaska governor"...what a quitter she is.
    Sarah needs to just take her mega-millions and disappear. Just the thought of her running for president makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. (Of course, since I'm a registered Democrat, I'd love to see her run against President Obama.)
    Maybe she could ask that other nutcase Bachman to join her on the ticket?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  140. Chuck in Jasper, Ga.

    Oh please do. The more the merrier. It will be good entertainment watching another clown try to do the impossible, unseat the current President.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  141. JDH

    One thing for sure, it will get out the vote......against her. I'll lead the pack......

    May 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  142. Gia in Los Angeles

    Yeah, Jack! Now that Trump is out, we need some comic relief. Besides, I think Tina Fey could use some extra cash....

    May 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  143. twgloege

    Of course she should run. If laughter really is the best medicine just think how much better we'll all be feeling.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  144. 'BamaGrandma in Huntsville AL

    Of course she should run for President. Think of the ratings the networks would pull in televising the debates between the Queen of Mean and the articulate President Obama. The entertainment factor alone would be worth having to listen to her nails-on-a-blackboard screeching.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  145. Jerry

    She has no qualifications, is a proven quitter and shows very little intelligence. That being said, conservatives elected Bush so why not? She's the epitome of the Republicans, self concerned, anti-civil rights, gun freak, willing to fight to keep the wealthiest of Americans safe from helping out those less fortunate.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  146. ER

    Her addition to the GOP field would only help Obama.

    For a person who claims to hate the mainstream media, she sure is desperate for its attention. On top of that, her track record in government is "I quit". She has become a complete joke. She'll eventually end up on Fox or the radio where the 25% who love anyone who complains about the media can catch her every day.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  147. Bethany in Dublin, Ohio

    No, Jack, she won't run. She likes the money too much. She quit as govenor of Alaska, only served a half term. Said it was because the liberal media wouldn't leave her alone. What does she think is going to happen to her if she throws her fur-lined hat into the ring. It doesn't look good to me when she is preaching family values and has a pregnant teen age daughter. She would have to talk to media other than FOX, and I don't think she could do that. She hasn't since the election. They might ask her really difficult questions like what newspapers and magazines she reads!

    Bethany
    Dublin, Ohio

    May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  148. Douglas

    Jack, that's like asking me if I should attend my company's annual shareholder meeting and asking if I should be considered CEO? While, I believe I am a value added employee does not mean that I know what it takes to lead a fortune 500 company!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  149. Sharon - Houston, Tx

    Sure she should run! We need more comic relief.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  150. Allan Chicago.IL

    I pray everyday she is the candidate for the GOP. All the propaganda from Fox News to here book tours can't change the fact that she is a failure and very hateful person. If by any chance she wins the GOP nomination President Obama will finish her off and have her running back up to Wasilla.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  151. v

    If Palin were to be president, I would leave the U.S.!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  152. Joe-Wilmington, DE

    I would like to see a Palin/Trump ticket. No good reason, strictly for entertainment purposes.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  153. DERASA

    No doubt whe will run for president. That's the reason she resigned as governor. Being a governor what good can that be for her if she wanted to run for president?. Being governor only could jeopardize his future to run for the precidency.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  154. Dickford Cohn

    Absolutely! Let's get Palin nominated as the Republican candidate! Let's get this 2012 elections crap outta the way early...so we can concentrate on the real issues at hand.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  155. Kobra

    Only if you want another four years of ineffectual, spineless, "I don't want to be monopartisan and means even though the other guys always are :(" Obama, because yes there are people dumb enough to vote for Palin, but the majority would see that her stupidity would bankrupt the nation.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  156. Rick

    She's too much of a coward to run. She'll just keep hurling silly soundbytes from the peanut gallery for more media attention.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  157. John P.

    I would love to see Sarah Palin as the Republican nominee for President. It would be the best case scenario for the Democrats!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  158. Bill

    if I am a democrat, Palin for president is a dream come true; if I am a republican, Palin for president is my party's worst nightmare.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  159. Chris Synfield

    It's a sorry comment on American politics when a hypocritical philanderer ( Gingrich), a blow hard with cotton candy "hair" ( Trump) and a serial quitter ( Palin) are the names tossed around by a major political party as presidential candidates. Pathetic.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  160. jean2009

    Palin -Trump exactly what the teanuts ordered. Everyone knows they would both be in it for the money.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  161. Katja in Bradenton, Florida

    No, no Palin, No Republicans, NO Tea Party. All of them are trying to send this country back to the Dark Ages. They don't like anyone or any religion, or any idea that is not theirs.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  162. Dan

    Sure she should run . . . . and the GOP should nominate her

    We have a chance to equal history here . . . . so far I think Grant vs Greeley was the only time one person got every electoral vote

    May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  163. chris_n_sd1001

    No, Palin should not run. She is not qualified, nor capable of handling the duties of president. She quit her position of governor to promote a book tour and a reality TV show about herself. Regardless of any political party, she would be a poor choice.
    Someone like Condoleeza Rice, however, would be a much better candidate for the GOP.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  164. Allen

    I'm a fierce Independent.

    I believe the GOP needs to do it's best to make Sarah Palin just go away. She offers nothing to the GOP and she offers nothing to the national discusssion.

    If I were a hardcore Democrat I would be praying that she gains the nomination. I honestly don't know of anyone less qualifed to run and who would be easier to defeat.

    Can you imagine Palin in a debate with Obama? That would be akin to me taking a swing at Mike Tyson....

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  165. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Yes Palin should run and she will run if debates aren't about the economy and the deficit. Palin disappears when those are the main topics and reappears when topics are less important.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  166. Art from Boston

    How can anyone take this person seriously...seriously! I read Sarah had the burn in her tummy to run. News Caribou Barbee, it's the guilt creeping up for those little white lies, either that or you just ate too much blubber.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  167. Evelyn Kee, Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Yes, just as I should be appointed the CEO of Mellon Bank!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  168. RSG

    You bet she should run! Anyone paying attention can see that everything she has been criticized about stems from the fact that she wasn't born wealthy and bred for politics. She doesn't walk their walk nor talk their talk and that's exactly what we love best about her – Sarah is one of us and WE'VE HAD ENOUGH!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  169. ceci

    Oh Jack! No! Palin doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to be President of the United States. Although I will say, I would pay & love to see Pres. Obama debate her. Ohyoubetchaandtheretoso guysandgals

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  170. Stephen Herzog

    Depends. If Sarah wins an Oscar for her role in her upcoming movie, we won't be able to afford her as prez.

    Cincinnati, OH

    May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  171. Pat Hudgins

    The possibility of a real, solid statesman, seems to be out of reach.
    The circus will continue, no matter which clown shows up!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  172. Sean

    As a conservative/libertarian, I wish Palin would go away. I don't really understand the fascination the left has with this woman. I'd be willing to bet that most republicans wish she would go away. Anyway, if you want some other good books to read, how about "How to launch your political career in the home of a Domestic Terrorist" or "How to become POTUS without ever holding a real job or having any qualifications". Both could be written by Barack Obama...

    May 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  173. David Keeber

    While I don't appreciate her brand of politics, I think she should run just to see how America responds to her. If she does well, so be it. If not, at least we will have put this all to rest. Anyone has the right to run and should be encouraged to do so – we need new ideas. But, we also have the responsibility to vote for what is best for our country and allow new ideas to be brought to the table. By silencing her (again, I don't like her at all, but she has the right to run), maybe we will get refocused on truly good ideas.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  174. Ron

    I am seeing a new reality TV show, Who Wants to be GOP? Here, mismatched misfits vie for bilions in financial backing and an all expenses paid trip to Tampa?

    Sure she should run! With Trump out of the race, the entertainment value of the race has shrunk to zero.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  175. DERASA

    They can throw whatever they want. Nobody beats Obama. Next presidente is already in place.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  176. Mitch

    I would not vote for her if she were the only candidate on the ballot.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  177. Ralph Nelson

    No! She does not have the knowledge of economics or ability to get along with people necessary for the job. She is a bully and of limited education and almost no experience leading a large organization. We saw what happened when we elected George W. Bush, he couldn't manage, yet he was far better qualified than she is. She is simply an example of how poorly qualified John McCain was choosing such a limited person for Vice President when he hardly knew her. We deserve an FDR, TR, Clinton, Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, or Eisenhower.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  178. joe

    President of what? The Wasilla PTA? Sure. The United States? No.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  179. Peggy, St. Louis

    Secretly, I'd love for the Republicans to nominate Sarah Palin because it would assure the reelection of Barack Obama. In today's 24 hour "news" cycle, it's not surprising that everything about her is fake. She left her job as Governor of Alaska to run for the money and she's raking it in.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  180. Jay Sheffer

    She won't run. Would have to take a huge pay cut. It will continue to be all about maximizing the $$$ while minimizing the effort to obtain it.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  181. JimmyNelson

    Absolutely, Jack! Then we can watch Obama mop the floor with her. Even though im not a Republican, im so ready to see a true statesman in the Republican Party. I have yet to see a candidate on the Republican side that would actually be able to debate Obama legitimately.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  182. John Rushmeyer

    I really hope she does. Then she and the rest of the country will see that the vast majority of the country doesn't want her for President....of course she will probably find a way to blame the "lame stream media" for her defeat. But the good news is.....if she should (I would underscore the word "should" but can't figure out how to do it) become president she wion't finish out her term!!! That means the VP candidate becomes really important!!! Michelle Baukman for VP!!!!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  183. Jerry Johns Creek, GA

    We must keep America on the current track! Things are going just terrifically! We need someone like Sarah to not only keep us on our current decline but to accelerate it beyond belief. I think she can do it!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  184. Ulises Gonzalez

    I saw our President address the people of the UK and felt so proud. Then I think about someone like Palin, Trump or Gingrich and my hairs stand up...we would all be cringing in our seats. Look, I know that my daughter who just graduated from college is smarter then Sarah Palin..

    May 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  185. cega

    Go mama bear even if there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  186. abby, texas

    Palin for president? Jack, seriously, she's only in it for the money - surely you're smart enough to know that.... I would sooner elect my dog who has more integrity, more intelligence, and is infinitely more trustworthy - I wish the media would stop publicizing Palin who has clearly demonstrated she is not presidential material at all.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  187. jl bookings

    The commenting left side of this stupid question seems to rely heavily on facts that are not in existence. One, for example, is that our current President has qualifications that somehow make him a leader. Or, that his knowledge of the world's political environment is overwhelming, Or, that his "Hawk" approach to terrorism is what America stands for, Or, his promises of "Change, change, change" are all coming true, Or, that he has not deceived anyone in the greatest country on the planet, Or, that he was going to revamp former President G.W. Bush's military tribunals, close Guantanamo, get us out of Iraq, get us out of Afghanistan, etc., etc., etc. And these party-liners have the audacity to compare anyone to him? If I could wish for anything, it would be for them to change the prescriptions on their medicines, the prescription of their rose colored glasses, and get a healthy dose of reality.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  188. Roger

    We don't need more divisive rhetoric from presidential candidates i.e. birther champion Donald Trump or the reason my marriages failed is because I work too work Newt Gingrich. We need candidates who have leadership skills and that is not Sarah Palin. Her entire political career is build on Tweets, and self serving books. She adds nothing to the policitical debate except give people excuses. She hasn't given one inspirational speech on an issue. Instead her and people like her i.e.Michelle Bachmann continue to spread falsehood after falsehood and offer nothing but their brand of religion. You would be better off if the government stopped giving money to Planned Parenthood for aboritions. Truth is Planned Parenethood doesn't receive taxpayer money for aboritions. Don't increase taxes on oil companies because any tax increase on anyone hurts small businesses and economic growth. Sarah Palin has no record of accomplishment only rhetoric via tweets.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  189. Terry NJ

    The only thing Palin is running for is billionaire. She is totally incompetent for the presidency or any other government position for that matter. She proved this when she quit the AK governor job half way thru her term. She is the worst possible choice the GOP can make, which is saying a lot when we look at their group of potential candidates. So let her run and insure Obama's second term.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  190. Mary

    No. She should run away.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  191. Jon Sellers

    Good God, no. This woman, who cannot compose or speak a coherent gramatically-correct sentence, is a national joke and a national embarrassment. If she cannot handle a governorship, how could she possibly handle a presidency?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  192. Dave MN

    Of course she should run. I hope that she and Michelle Bachman team up. Then we can watch the complete destruction of the right wingnuts (i.e. Republicans) who want to take away Social Security, Medicare, the Environmental Protection Agency and nearly every other good thing we've got going in this country so that they can preserve the tax cuts for the rich and for the oil companies who fund them.

    I'm going to be sending my donations to Sarah this year, and will pray that she wins the nomination. That's the very best way that I can spend my (limited) funds for the 2012 campaign.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  193. H.Cabrera

    While im tempted to say Hell no, My prefrence is that she runs, Palin running for prez is nothing less than red meat for dems.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  194. Pat

    Of course she should run – where will David Letterman get his late night jokes now that GWB has retired from active politics?

    Pat in Fremont, CA

    May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  195. Ralph Spyer

    Yes , Sarah Palin should run the circus. The incompetent votes must have a choice. If every thing porson in America would vote for Obama ,he would not have enought votes, he needs a majority.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  196. barbara in nc

    I saw this the other day:

    Trump/Palin 2012

    You're Fired/I Quit

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  197. Leon D. R.

    Please.....when is this going to stop ? She should be running from us, She's hardly genuine, can't believe anything she says.
    It would be better if she just simply disappeared.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  198. DT in Nevada

    The only thing that is weak is the media for not giving the top overall candidate, who is Republican, a mention in any of the 'top candidate' articles seen as of late. RON PAUL!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  199. Jim

    What you are all missing is that Sarah Palin is the smartest person in the Republican party. Of course she should run for president. The Democrats could run a pig for president and win this election even if Sarah does not run.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  200. Vanessa

    The Republican party would be doing the Democratic party a HUGE favor by pitting Palin against Obama again. She's the reason McCain lost the last time around.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  201. Nru

    As a Republican, I hope not.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  202. Cee Martinez

    Sure she should run. We all need a good laugh. Every circus needs a clown.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  203. David, Sisters OR

    Yes please–I've already written her begging. Lifelong Democrat

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  204. Nicole

    Palin – Beck 2012

    Lipstick and Dipstick!

    What a perfect ticket!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  205. Carolyn in Austin, TX

    Here in Austin the word on the street is that Governor Rick Perry will be the sweetheart of the Tea Party. Palin or Perry, they are pretty much interchangeable. Things are going to hell in a hand basket in Texas while our lovely Guv signs right-wing bills that undermine the rights of women and ardently works to destroy our Tier I universities. The people in their great wisdom elected these fools and now we will all pay the price.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  206. jim

    Heaven forbid. This woman was a nobody until John McCain chose her. Alaska's budget boomed when oil boomed and then it tanked. Don't ask her tough questions because she can't answer them and you'll get criticized for asking them. Does the GOP really want this?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  207. Jake

    I do not think Palin should run for president. After what happened to McCain's campaign after she joined I do not think it would be wise for her to run. She has done so many random forms of publicity over the last few years that I think it would almost be embarrassing of the Republicans decided to support her in the next presidential race.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  208. Twiddly from Golden, CO

    I sincerely hope she runs, and that she gets the GOP nomination.
    Nothing else could absolutely guarantee another term for Obama!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  209. JustMe in NC

    Should Palin run for president.........

    I say yes and no!

    Yes, because she would help the Democrats a lot if she did get the nomination.

    No, because I do NOT think I could take seeing her that much in the news! I am sick of the times I have seen her in the news so far.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  210. Jeremy in Nebraska

    As a conservative, her character has done her more harm than good. I may agree with her on policies but character is a huge factor. The fact that she has to have an answer or comment for everything is what gets me. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan or JFK tweeting their opinions?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  211. David in Ottawa

    Come on Jack, are you kidding?

    OF COURSE SHE SHOULD RUN! Just imagine the hours of entertainment (and subsequent face-palming) at all the idiotic statements she's bound to make. At the very least it'd be more entertaining than half the garbage that's on TV now.

    Not to mention if she wins it'll practically mean an automatic re-election victory for Obama. So please miss Palin, go for it! Your Country needs you!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  212. Jeremy Central Illinois

    Should Palin run? No, there are way too many people who are on the fence about her that will go watch this movie being made about her and then use that as their reason to vote for her.

    If she is elected I'm done with this country, I will give up my citizenship and move to Afghanastan to waste away in a cave before I allow myself to call that bimbo commander in chief.

    Jeremy – Central Illinois

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  213. Teresa Capps

    I have heard that 75% of Republicans want Palin to run and 100% of the Democrats want her to be Obama's opponent.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  214. Paul

    Of couse she should, Jack. It's the next evolutionary step in her quest for power. And a devolutionary step for the human species.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  215. T.J.

    To even consider Palin running for President exemplifies how dumbed down US politics and the US electorate have become. Empires come and go. Why not the same for the US?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  216. Bob in Texas

    By all means she should run Jack. A Palin nomination would virtually guarantee a victory for my candidate, Barack Obama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  217. Ken in NC

    Yes she should run for President because the movie will be a good campaign commercial. To be authentic, the movie will probably open with a picture of Sarah and her family and then an hour or so of a blank screen. Nuff said.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  218. lillie

    jack, sarah should consider running for prez if and only if she can see the oval office from her back door and has access to the emergency hatch from airforce 1 when she needs a clear shot at her wolf limit during hunting season.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  219. Damian Geminder

    Jack, I find it amusing that you dismiss anything pro-Palin as propaganda, then direct your viewers to anti-Palin propaganda. Were all of the Alaska Democrats who supported her ethics reform and the big oil executives who fought her in on the Palinista conspiracy, too?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  220. CINDYSANFRANCISCO

    No she should not run, as she is not relevant and she simply will not win. Seriously, can you imagine her debating Obama? There is not a hand big enough for all the notes she will need for that debate. He is a thousand times more intelligent than she is and everyone knows it. Obama's got this in 2012.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  221. Wesley

    A big YES, only if you are a DEMOCRAT!!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  222. Michael Roepke

    Jack:
    We all have done everything we can think of to belittle our Government. So why not the unthinkable?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  223. Dave R.

    Absolutely yes Jack. If she won the nomination, it would be a sure win for Obama. Nothing could be better !!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  224. Cora Elizabeth

    Yes! Yes! Yes! A thousand times YES! Sarah Palin should run and hopefully win the Republican Nominee for the 2012 Election. We already know President Obama will win a 2nd Term. Sarah Palin running against him is merely extra insurance.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  225. KP Martin

    Sarah Palin shouldn't even run for her life!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  226. Stan Schurman

    Of course she should run. What's a circus tent without a complete retinue of clowns? Besides, this will keep Jon Stewart's writers employed for at least another decade.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  227. Karl in Flint

    She best represents what is left of what used to be the Republican Party, i.e. The Tea Party. Of course she won't win, but beware of who is her running mate for VP. If she does win, you know she will follow her usual protocol and resign a year or two in so she can write another book for the airheads to buy. Then we are stuck with who? Michele Bachman? Lord, give me strength.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  228. Carolyn

    Let her run...PLEASE. If you thought her bid for VP was entertaining, you ain't seen nothing yet! Look out reality tv!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  229. Pat

    It's doubtful that she will run and if she did , it would be a mistake.

    Sarah apparently has sights on Arizona and may establish herself politically there first before she takes a stab at the presidency (just like McCain did)

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  230. Susan

    Sure! It would insure the Democrats a victory!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  231. Martin

    Absolutely she should run, Jack.

    Then when she's a spectacular failure maybe she'll go away for good.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  232. Mary

    Sarah Palin didn't finish the last job for which she was hired. She decided governing Alaska was too boring, set her sights higher and just left. If she won the presidency who's to say she wouldn't get bored with it too? Maybe then she'd decide she'd rather be the Queen of England and just wander off again.

    I don't think she should bother.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  233. Patricia,Grass Valley, CA

    Are we never going to be free from this woman whose voice is like fingernails on a blackboard? The fake smile, the snotty remarks and her never ending mangling of the truth are her stock in trade.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  234. Yuri

    Palin should stay in the GOP race primarily for added comic relief. There is no other reason for it.
    More important question; this film coming out about Palin; will viewers have to pay to see the film or will they be paid to sit through this one of a kind comedy?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  235. Patricia

    No...even the office cleaner would be safer choice.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  236. Steve from California

    Jack,
    No, she shouldn't. With our nation in such bad shape and in need of serious reform economically, politically and socially, why are so many unqualified people contemplating running for the Presidency? Donald Trump and Sarah Palin? Thankfully Trump decided not to run. But, the fact that we entertained the idea in the least bit is ridiculous. I feel the same way about Palin running. Let's stop wasting our time and energy on these attention seekers and focus on real candidates that will get America back on track.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  237. Timothy McClure, Bristol, VA

    Well, It wouldn't hurt for her to run, but I don't think responsible voter's will cast their ballots to her. I think this especially because she walked away from her responsibility by resigning as Gov. of AK. Who is to say that she wouldn't do the same thing if elected to a higher office?
    (Not that I think she's competent anyways)

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  238. Dee in New Paris Ohio

    Of course. By the time the elections come around we will be in dire need of a good laugh!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  239. Erin - Kansas City

    Yes – I miss Tina Fey's impersonation! Please, please, please . . . . we need Palin to run!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  240. don Bowersox

    Sure let her run–she'll water down the Republicans–and make them look like a bunch of disorganized fools- makinge it easier for Obama to get reelected

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  241. Pradip

    Yes. First it is her right. Secondly, only then her bluff will be called and we can put ton rest this nonsense about her pulling power.

    From New Zealand

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  242. Ricardo

    Yes, Yes, Yes, we love her! She has to run! We need her to save us from freedom, civility and tolerance! Help us Sarah!! We are drowning in greater liberty and the quest for greater mutual understanding!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  243. troy45

    Dear Jack;
    It seems to me she should run "for cover"!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  244. Mike in Minneapolis

    The GOP would have a better shot at the White House if they put John Edwards on their ticket.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  245. Isabel from Michigan

    It would certainly be a huge boost to the Democratics in all races – hopefully any rational, thinking person would find her candidacy ludicrous and any party she were affiliated with would lose credibility as well. The hard-line crazies would have someone to vote for, further siphoning votes from the "conservative base". So please, help us progressives win and run, Sarah run!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  246. Peter Hooker

    Ms. Palin is more of a joke than anything else. If she does decide to run for president, I think the debates would be terrific comedy theatre. As far as I can tell, the best hope for the USA in the next election is Mr. Obama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  247. mch

    Sarah Palin or mickey mouse i will take M i c k e y m o u s e

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  248. Janice Payne

    I'm a Republican and I don't care if she runs; she can't get the nomination. The question should be, "Should you vote for her?" . . . .duh? NOOOOOOO!!!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  249. Shirley

    You ARE kidding, right? S. Palin needs to stay in Alaska far, far away from the political arena! I cannot imagine in my wildest dreams that woman being President of the United States. God forbid!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  250. ashabot

    LOL. X2, Cafferty. Sarah Palin is not just a joke. The woman is a menace.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  251. Gwen

    If the GOP were strong.... S. Plain should not run....We need some one whom can make sound decisions...She even sounds stupidly when she speaks...I'm not trying to be mean just telling a truth and this sets us all free.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  252. Jonathan

    The GOP field isn't weak. Between Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, you have two candidates who will institute true constitutionally conservative policies. They both can beat Obama by attracting fiscally minded conservatives and the anti-war left that has no business supporting the current administration's continuation of the war in Iraq, the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, and a new war in Libya. Sarah Palin is just another neocon who really doesn't differ much from the president. If you want real change, support Johnson or Paul.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  253. Edwin

    Palin should run if Palin wants to and can get enough sponsors to mount a credible run. It is ludicrous to think that she could win, given her baggage, but 90% of those who run don't think they can win.

    If she runs, it will send ripples through the Republican party. In the short run (2012) that will probably hurt their chances, but the GOP is changing and needs to actually discuss the change instead of dodging the issue.

    As a democrat, I believe we need a strong republican party. A two party system cannot function well with one party, nor can it function well when one of the parties is split in two. If your choices at the polls are a mediocre candidate who belongs to your party, and a crazed lunatic who belongs to some other party, you pick mediocre.

    If there actually were two STRONG parties, we might be able to choose between a fair candidate and a good one...

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  254. Chris

    Please, Jack. That would mean she would actually have to put her money where her mouth is and we know how much she loves her money. Her motto, "Money before country!". Not to mention, she would have to actually answer direct questions. She will not run. Coward.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  255. aj

    If she runs, it signifies that the GOP is giving the election to Obama.
    Sarah Palin as prez would send our country into a tailspin and would cause exponentially more harm than good.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  256. Jim Hansen

    Judging by her performance as mayor of Wasilia and her self-aborted governorship of Alaska, my neighbor's cat would be a better president than Palin. At least the cat won't leave a huge debt behind and will not run away.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  257. Donny Payne

    Absolutley she should run! We'd all have to agree should willl be a better candidate than Jonathan Edwards was.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  258. Arden Clement

    Yes, she should run. There is enough support from the population. The will of those whose interests and principal she represent shall be represented.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  259. Mike

    I'm drooling over the prospects of a Palin/Bachman GOP ticket... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let that come to pass

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  260. Todd

    Yes.... its hilarious that all these books are being written on a so called "Nobody" i.e Palin. These books are just money hungry authors with almost ZERO direct quotes, no credibility and no disparaging comments on Palin form any named sources but THEM. Fact is she had the HIGHEST Gov approval rating in office..if it was so bad why didn't everybody leave her? Makes no sense. Your falling for bogus books written for profit... Makes me htink a lot less of your gulibilty,

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  261. Jacky in Nova Scotia

    Jack, the only thing that makes Palin a polician is the media insisting that's what she is with the continued coverage of her "antics". This woman should be living in Hollywood, not Alaska. Her intentions are clear – make money off the ridiculous sound bites, insults and opinions that lack any sensibility when it comes to politics. She loves attention and the fame/money it brings her. You are making Canadian Politicians look like geniuses with the coverage you are giving SP. Thanks for the laughs!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  262. Ted - Oregon

    Sir,

    Being an independent, I have only one question to ask you that you did not address. How many of the claims that you implied stated in a book your, "have read", were you able to verify are the Truth. I bet none. But being on CNN, and sometimes Fox, the Truth is not respected anymore.

    Since I was a child, I have believed that the Truth is not opinion but fact. A I am not sure you have not facts just opinions from a person trying to make money.

    Good Luck, To Bad
    Ted

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  263. Anthony J. Frascino from Swedesboro, NJ

    As long as the press keeps this vacuous moron in the headlines, she'll continue to collect millions. She couldn't wait to leave the Alaskan governor's office when she saw all the cash being waved at her to go on the road and write a book. It's all about the money and she has no intentions of running for president. She's going to milk this cash cow until she runs out of all credibility.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  264. David Miller

    Miss Sarah should certainly run for the nomination She would provide the comic relief we sadly lost with the demise of Trump's bid for the nomination

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  265. Pat Dunham can you use Pat D?

    with the GOP field so weak, why isn't Jeb Bush tossing his hat in the ring? Could it be because he wants to wait 'til Obama's out of contention – fearing he couldn't win against him? Wanting to be "fresh" and not doing a re-run in 2016?
    IF he's so good, why isn't Jeb running now? I want the finger pointed at him this election as a No Show. So his ulterior motives for NOT running can't be hidden in 2016.

    Heaven forbid we get stuck with another Bush then!!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  266. Zach G.

    No, with her every comment causing some sort of firestorm, she'd cause World War III within her first year of office.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  267. Jen in Boston

    Sarah Palin should absolutely run for president. It's the only way to get rid of her and it will also be instructive for Republican laypeople to get a real look at what their party is coming to, instead of worrying about imaginary Marxists hiding in the White House.

    Palin has never had to prove herself against other Republicans on the national stage. It's one thing to play coy against Joe Biden in a bipartisan debate, but such shenanigans will not fly when she's debating her fellow Republicans.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  268. Cynthia

    Yes- if the US wants to re-establish itself as the dumbest nation in the world.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  269. Salvador Trabanino

    Yes, let her run. People like Sarah Palin should be exposed by the sunlight of the scrutiny of a race.
    When she ran as a running mate to John McCain, she was not allowed to be herself, and only sometimes would the real Sarah Palin would come through, and when it did, it was scary and sometimes laughable.
    Unrestrained, she will show us how incompetent she really is, and maybe –just maybe– it will be the last time we hear from this freak of a politician.
    Sal
    New Orleans

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  270. Kenny

    Sarah Palin would make a fine candidate. If the republican party can't find a single viable candidate in their ranks, the least they owe the American people is a good laugh.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  271. Vick, Orange Park , FL

    Jack,
    the woman is an airhead but so is Bockman. I do not know how anyone with any sense could fote for either one of them. But most of my friends think she is a viable candidate. So I guess she will get votes, and that is a reason to run.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  272. Jim

    Thank you John McCain for digging Palin up from the frozen tundra and inflicting her on us. Run for president!? She couldn't run a coin-operated laundromat
    Jim – Camarillo, CA!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  273. Annabelle Hills

    Why do you hate Sarah so? She has accomplished so much in her lifetime without benefit of family riches or taxpayer paid attendance at Ivy League schools. Please, can't you try to be a little bit fair? Your animosity comes through loud and clear.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  274. Wesley

    Sure, why not?? with Mike Tyson as her running mate....

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  275. Michael James

    Sarah Palin should definitely run for President in 2012 and all but secure a Democratic victory. That, and the experience will likely be so damaging to her reputation, we may not have to endure her idiocy, ignorance and unfounded hate-mongering beyond November.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  276. Darrel

    YES, she should run. The game's out of reach for the feeble GOP. Don't waste a viable candidate on 2012. Save the viable one(s) for 2016. Obama can't run. Biden can't win. Hillary will be in her 80s (or thereabouts). The GOP has a chance in 2016 but let the Tea Party have their tea party this cycle and bring out a potential winner the next time around.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  277. Natallia

    Sure, she should. I already envision all the fun CNN's best political team will have next fall if she acctualy does run!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  278. Sam

    I am not going to vote for her but willing to hear what she has to say on several of the issues that will differntiate her from other candidates altho I may need to put in my ear plug at times. She should certainly run.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  279. Ken

    I was really looking forward to an entertaining election.. but now that the Trump has bailed.. I only have Palin and Bachmann to hope for. Please run ladies!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  280. Melissa

    She might as well run. If the crazy repub base will back Donald Trump, they will pretty much support anyone.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  281. gwen

    Ms Palin should never be President

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  282. bob in florida

    Absolutely yes Jack! She could get Katie Couric as her Campaign Adviser.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  283. Bonnie

    No Jack, she should not run. She is not smart enough. Her arrogance & aggressiveness cannot ourweigh her lack of intelligence and common sense. She embarrasses me as a woman.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  284. Jeremy D from Michigan

    It really doesn't matter. The only one's who will vote for her are the extreme right. The only way Republican's can win in 2012 is for them to start supporting moderates. I won't be voting at this point. My opinion apparently doesn't matter.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  285. dave in nashville

    I hope she does, then maybe the charade will end. But this is not about running, it's about raising unearned money for her and her family.

    She would quit anyway, just as soon as Rush Limpbaugh offers her his show after he chokes on a Cuban. More money than being prez.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  286. Otis

    If I were a Democrat, I would hope that the Republicans would put up Palindrome as a candidate. Even most Republican moderates would vote for Obama over that air-head.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  287. Ron from Coalinga

    I don't think she can help the Republicans by running. God help the country if she should ever win, because she reminds me a lot of Richard Nixon. And that's all we need another President with an enemies list. This column alone would probably get you into the top ten on that list.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  288. Neal, Texas

    Weak field?....your analysis is weak and you are an idiot!!! I am not a Palin fan....but your liberal bias is shameful.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  289. Don Bowersox

    Palin is really great–I've been able to say "I told you so" to soo many Palin diehards–Her and McCain a fantastic pair of knuckleheads–let's do it again–Love the ride

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  290. Mitch Dworkin - Dallas, Texas

    Please be very careful of what you ask for, Sarah Palin being President would be a serious disaster in my opinion. If Palin is nominated, then it is certainly possible that she could win on basically a default basis if the economy is very bad, if unemployment is too high, if the wars we are fighting are not going well, or if anything unexpected comes up that hurts Obama politically. Because of just the possibility of this, I do not want to see Sarah Palin anywhere near the race for President in 2012!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  291. Jim

    I don't know whether she "should" run, or not, but I have to admit I'm surprised by this development. Two months ago I said, "There's NO WAY Sarah Palin will run. She's such a narcissist she'd never put herself into a position where she'd risk losing big."

    I was wrong. Not about her narcissism, but about how that narcissism would influence her willingness to run.

    I'm glad she decided to get into this thing. Maybe when she gets her lunch handed to her, she'll go away for good.

    Jim

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  292. Joe DiGianni

    This is a woman who is so impressed with herself that she thinks everyone else is impressed also! Egad, she was so impressed with herself she even quit the governorship of Alaska to show how commited she was to do the best job possible in whatever position she was elected to by the voters.

    If, God forbid she should every be elected President of the United States then we all will deserve the ridicule that we receive for electing such an incompetent and blowhard to that position.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  293. Mike

    Absolutely Jack!

    The steaming pile of muck known as the GOP wouldn't be the same without her making comments to the whole country. Plus, it certainly wouldn't be as funny.

    Maybe Katie Couric can interview her on her presidential announcement...

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  294. Mark

    Sure, she should run, it will be very entertaining at the unbelievable stupidity she shows the world. Laughter is good medicine. Especially Palin laughter.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  295. Don in Louisiana

    I agree with you about Palin but when you say that the GOP field is so weak please tell me compared to what, a president that had and still has no experience running anything, he has had almost four years and we are no better off, we are worse, more in debt, and will continue to be in debt for time to come thanks to his huge health care bill and his anti energy position for our country. How does he have any strength compared to these candidates, please tell me. The only thing he has done was make the call on Bin Ladin and most of the work was done by the Bush administration!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  296. J. Quinlan, Staunton VA

    Yes indeed! Run, Sarah, Run! That will guarantee the re-election of Barack Obama, the best president we've had in a decade, since the majority of the American people are smart enough to recognize she has no qualifications for the job and won't vote for her!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  297. Brett

    Only if we can get some more Tina Fey imitating her, then I am in. Plus it's fun too see her put her foot in her mouth, very enertaining.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  298. Andre NY

    Ofcourse she should run! Why not?....That would sure help us Democrats out here in New York😉

    May 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  299. Dion

    From weak to weaker, come on Jack is this a trick question.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  300. topgod

    palin and trump should run together. it would be a circus and make the election more entertaining.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  301. Luke Krueger

    Absolutely. I want the woman who said North Korea was our longtime ally with her finger on the button. Then maybe the doomsday people will finally get their wish, and we'll finally stop talking about them and Palin.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  302. katy Heys

    As a Democrat, I hope and pray that Sarah Palin is given the nomination. She wouldn't win, but I would love to listen to her being interviewed by the "lame stream" media and above all, in a debate with Barack Obama. Please God, let it happen.

    Katy Heys
    Tampa, FLA

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  303. David Scott Doherty

    Sure She should run, it just make a weak field weaker. And if her film is going to highlight her accomplishments, well that will be one hell of a short story, don't use the restroom you might miss the whole film. The only accomplishment that She has under Her belt that I can think of is the sinking of John McCain's run for office.
    Dave from Peterborough, NH.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  304. Russell

    I could Guarantee that Sarah Palin still can’t define the Bush doctrine so my answer is hell no. This country shouldnt be run by simple minded people. The only place im comfortable seeing Sarah Palins name is on the Cafferty file.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  305. Diane Zimberoff

    Today I watched our President who was the first sitting American President to speak before Parliment, give a most magnificent speech that I felt very proud of. I sat there thinking, what if Sarah Palin had been president. That mental picture brought shame rather than pride.
    sincerely,
    Diane
    Issaquah, Wa

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  306. sue

    Absolutely not, unless she want to go bankrupt. She should get a job on fashion police and join the criticism with Joan rivers.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  307. Dan

    It really doesn't matter because she has not shot of winning. Our times call for smart people and can offer smart solutions, not the kind of smarts that involve seeing Russia from our coast to qualify our foreign policy experience. If she can handle something as simple as managing one of the smallest states in terms of population, how can she manage a whole nation with 306 million people in it.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  308. Harry

    Only if you want Obama to win reelection in 2012 by a landslide.The chosen one, Romney is the only GOP candidate with any chance of winning against Obama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  309. Kevin Potter

    A ticket with Palin on it, in any position, is a dream come true for Obama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  310. Gary Davis (Omaha)

    All she wants is exposure so she can continue to fleece her followers though more books & speaking fees. Jack, what will it take for you media types to STOP pimping this woman on us? We don't care anymore. I think I'm gonna be sick.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  311. Pat Stressman

    Since the U,S is already fast becoming the laughing stock of the World, she should run only to make to make the World's accessment of us complete.

    Of course, we must always thank McCain for giving her to us.

    You betcha.

    Pat in SC

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  312. Bob

    Jack; I use to get mad at you for trashing Palin all the time. Please except my apology. It took me awhile to finally figure out what an idiot she is. I agree with Barbara Bush that she needs to stay in Alaska. I'm a Conservative by the way....

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  313. Henry Russi

    No, she should not run Jack. She has simplistic answers to complex problems and she is not knowledgeable enough to really understand them. Do not worry , she will never be president, Americans are not that stupid.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  314. dotty benschoter land o' lakes ' fla.

    The answer is no ! She is living in a dream world . We are awake now . Thank goodness !!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  315. Rich in GA

    Oh please let her run! All of the best potential comic relief has already bowed out of the race. Nothing would serve her narcissistic quest more than this nomination, and nothing would bring it crumbling down better than a landslide drubbing in the General Election. As for the feature film, I wouldn't be surprised if it just quit half way through.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  316. Evil Hollywood Liberal

    yes, because i want to see her get utterly destroyed by Obama during a debate, and take the rest of the Republican party down with her.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  317. Jon C

    If a weak primary field is required for Palin to run and be seen as a stronger candidate, she has no chance at a general election victory. This is a time for serious people who need to make serious decisions.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  318. X-JerseyGuy

    It will be a landslide that has never been seen before. Sarah Palin and her ilk are the reason the Republican Party is coming apart at the seams.
    And as an ex-republican.....I am loving it!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  319. Don Bowersox

    Sure let her run–You don't know if it's Saturday Night live or a real intervue–she is very entertaining–a joke–but entertaining

    May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  320. Gary Schlieckert

    It does not matter who runs or even who wins. There is a tragic lack of courage and leadership throughout our federal and state governments and years of fiscal irresponsibility by both parties have compromised our future if someone doesn't step forward soon. Contrary to the comment of a member of the MN legislature, compromise is not a weakness. It is a skill true leaders possess.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  321. Bruce C.

    yes, if only to set the record for the presidential candidate with the fewest functioning brain cells!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  322. Russell in NYC

    I could Guarantee that Sarah Palin still can’t define the Bush doctrine so my answer is hell no. This country shouldnt be run by simple minded people. The only place im comfortable seeing Sarah Palins name is on the Cafferty file.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  323. Harold, north beach

    I think she'd look sweet on the Mitch Daniels ticket, Jack.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  324. Pat Wilson

    Jack as much as I like your segment of the show, I am tired of you constantly running down Sarah Palin. It seems that you are doing your best to discredit her. You never hesitate to point out anything said or written that reflects badly on her. This last book sounds like nothing but a tell all book for this guy to make a few bucks. It probably has more made up stuff in it than documented facts.

    No, I don't think that Sarah Palin should run for president. The media has undermined her credibility throug rumors and half truths to the point that a successful campaign is impossible. I hope that she does play a strong role in supporting a conservative candidiate that can win and help us right the ship of state.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  325. Gigi Oregon

    LOL! what a gift that would be for the American people and the Democrat party. We could sit back and have a great show with the Republican Party vs the Tea party, staring , Sara Palin...

    May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  326. Barking Alien

    If Sarah Palin is the answer for the GOP then I would hate to see the question. She is not competent to lead our country. She may have fire in the belly but I think that was Taco Bell for lunch. A "dirty bomb" is not far behind.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  327. Steve, Clifton, VA

    Sure Jack. Now that she has gotten some experience under her belt, she would make an excellent president of the students at the college she ultimately earned her degree. Better yet, PTA president wouldn't be a bad fit.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  328. Nina Fox

    Sarah Palin who said she understood international politics and foreign policy because she could see Russia from her house, the woman who never read a newspaper. Well why not? We can then become the laughing stock of the world!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  329. Leda

    Thank you, Jack! How refreshing to hear an MSM person has actually read "The Lies of Sarah Palin" by Geoffry Dunn!

    Next, required reading should be "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin".

    This Sept. Joe McGinnis's book "The Rogue" will be released. I have lived in Alaska for almost 70 years.

    I have experienced first hand the destruction SP has done to our State. The Main Stream Media needs to pressure her for answers to why she claims to be Trig's birth mother, her illegal activities during Troopergate, and Dairygate.... etc. And the never ending lies she tells.

    She was never vetted by McCain. If anyone would ever investigate the firm charges against her the world would be warned against her and her destructive megalomania!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  330. Jeff P.

    Yes.....and then take Michele Bachmann as VP so that once and for all we are all scared enough to reject the idea that any idiot who generates enough press for themselves deserves to be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  331. John

    Sara is not running; you know that and so does anyone with half a brain. She's a multi-millionaire now, and has no interest in getting involved in any of this hopey changey stuff when she can just tweet all the way to the bank.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  332. Bill D.

    Sure – If the GOP just want to hand the victory to Obama. (She's qualified to be a game warden, a poster child for the NRA and religious right, and a reality show star...and that's it.) It's time the media stopped giving this lightweight the exposure she so does NOT deserve. She's already become a legend in her own mind.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  333. Mo from CO

    Should Sarah Palin run for President?

    Was that a joke or a serious question? I mean seriously did anyone see the interview she had in 2008 with Katie Couric. I mean can anyone imagine an actual debate with Palin and Obama. Yes it would be comical but at the same time it would be nothing short of pathetic for the GOP.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  334. Barking Alien

    She is qualified to be contrarian in chief but not commander in chief.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  335. Jerry, Mund, Appleton, WI

    No, Jack. Palin is so yesterday. She just needs to continue her downward slide to anonymity. She was totally unqualified to be a vice-president 3 years ago. Let her embrace her role as a footnote in history and let it go at that.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  336. Jerry in Alaska

    Speaking of "BLIND ALLEGIANCE" what about all you suckers that think that Obama with his 50% white, 43% Beduion Arab & 7% African adds up to a Black Prez. Talk about a scam & True Lies.

    Sarah Palin won't run & as i have said for years now I don't see America making it to 2012's Prez election anyhow as that Fundamental Change to Believe in from the OBAMANATION OF DESOLATION is almost completed with Americas fall being the END GAME.

    Thanks for asking though Jack.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  337. Donna Noggle

    The BIGGEST mistake our country could ever do in its history is elect Sarah Palin.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  338. Gerald Balm

    Before Pailin announces her caqndidacy she must announce her tunning mate. He/She will then reply by asking is 'suiside' an option because they could purchase a $ 10 billion policy whose monthly premium will be paid for by the GOP.
    Waterloo, Ontario Canada

    May 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  339. Ethan

    Jack, Palin is being dismissed too easily. I’ve never been impressed by either her politics or the folksy charm thing she is famous for. But many in this country find her very relatable and on their level. And let’s be fair, she may come off a little cornball, but she is still a savvy enough women to build a name for herself on the biggest stage in the world.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  340. Danny from Greensboro

    Jack,

    I would love for Sarah "Mama Bear" Palin to run for President. I would like to see how well she would fair against her republican rivals. What a joke! This is a woman that got stump by Couric's question ...What newspaper do you read? The woman came across totally befuddled! Can you honestly see her engage in a meaningful debate with Barack Obama on the issue? without crib notes on her arms.

    She should do the GOP a favor and just do what she does best and help them engage their base. I'll take Michelle Bachman any day of the week, at least she can clearly articulate her thoughts and ideas.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  341. Kal

    SOmebody give the lady with the fire in her belly a Zantac. The i d i o t is mistaking a hear burn for fire in her belly. Imagine what kind of prez she will be.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  342. Chris Lang

    I would like to see both Sarah Palin and Donald Trump both run, just so that someone would say the things that all of us real Americans KNOW to be really true....

    1. That we have all been lied to for so long and so deeply, the if truth could be heard but we would never believe it even then.

    2. That there is no real leadership that cares about the working class anywhere in sight and if even one leader did care we would never even get to hear from them because no one wants to hear the truth.

    3. We are all so screwed that there is no quick fix for at least a decade, while the powers that be would rather continue their quest for power rather than do what is best for the American family that can barely keep a roof over their heads and feed their children..."

    Just once I would like someone to tell the truth. Sure Sarah Palin would make a bad president, but could she just run long enough to tell the truth and what is really going on in America and let real a real American's voice be heard?

    How about if just one candidate could tell be the truth about why my largest monthly expense, even higher than my mortgage, is gasoline?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  343. J.

    Jack,

    Ms. Palin should not. She shouldn't even run for Dog Catcher. She was a failed mayor, failed governor and failed Vice Presidential candidate. As a matter of fact. do us all a favor and STOP reporting on this person. The American public wants to her from people that that have answers not rhetoric.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  344. dtool

    Wouldn't it make sense for the GOP to support the strongest most realistic candidate if they truly want to win the election? Why would they even consider supporting this lady? There is surely a better person for this particular job. I'm sure that Sarah is a great person, but that does not make her a good candidate for the president of the United States. What do you think would happen in her first presidential candidate debate???

    May 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  345. RaKa

    Only if this is still a free country. I still hope for the day when ordinary people run for office instead of career liars.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  346. Vence

    I think so, We need to fill the circus with clowns from the GOP. After Trump, Arnold and Gingrich, one more joke wouldn't kill anyone. Right!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  347. Judge, Milford

    "Weak" is the operative word here. Sorry, Jack.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  348. Kelly

    Yes please, run Sarah run! She has zero chance of winning, but her divisiveness will help break up an already fragmented GOP field. Anyone who wants Obama in 2012 should hope Palin listens to her gut and officially announces her candidacy. She'll be helping democracy by keeping a Democrat in the White House.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  349. H. Tom

    Dear Sir: Your relentless sociopathic hatred for Sarah Palin goes way beyond dissenting political opinion. You should seek help for your mental illness soon before you get in trouble.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  350. Raj, Edmonton, Alberta

    Yes she should run to dispel any doubt about her incompetence and hand President Obama an easy win

    May 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  351. dave_in_altmar

    Oh yes! Good lawd almighty, YES! The heck with the burgeoning negatives from within her own party, that could be very entertaining!

    In fact, Bailin' Failin' Palin should pick Bachmann as her veep candidate! That would be EPIC!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  352. Vanna in CA

    If it would finally shut her up then yes. People need to see who this woman really is and how negative she is so they will get over her. If she does run the press needs to ask her real questions. Personally I think she is only in it for the money and power she thinks she can garner. If she really wanted to serve her country she would have finished her term as governor of Alaska.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  353. Jon Davis

    Yes she should run. It would be amusing to watch.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  354. Susan

    Gag me with a spoon. Can you imagine S.P. giving a speech like Obama did today? Impossible.

    Mansfield, Ohio

    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  355. Dean

    It would not be a very smart thing for her to run. She is probably one of the few people I can remember who managed to get the same benefits as a past president even though she ran and lost as VP. She got a book deal, does speeches with great pay. Why should she want to screw all that up and run for president? She supported the Bush tax cuts to stay and now she is in that pay level to take advantage of it.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  356. Jon C

    If a weak primary field is required for Palin to run and be seen as a stronger candidate, she has no chance at a general election victory. This is a time for serious people who need to make serious decisions. It's a time for someone who can foster workable solutions and compromise in order to solve our most serious issues. Palin's "strength" lies in criticizing others while being free of any real political responsibility and uninterested in offering actual solutions. She'd be out of her element.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  357. Walter Wood Sr.

    It doesn't matter who runs. All that's gonna happen is Obama will run on his record and win. Hands down. Recession? Over. Health Care? Reformed (as promised) Bin Laden? Dead. Iraq?Evacuated. Jobs? Sure wish the corporations would quit sitting on their cash and squeezing their workforce to death.

    Palin for President? Puh-leeze..... the Republicans may be greedy, racist and short sighted, but they're not stupid.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  358. LMC

    I would think the GOP could do better than Palin! I don't think there is enough money in being president for her. I still fail to see why people are attracted to her.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  359. ryan88mph

    I'd rather see Obama in office for another 4 years than have "hockey mom" as President. Just because the Republican field is weak doesn't mean one of the more incompetent people in this country should be running it. EVER.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  360. Terry - Indiana

    Yes – and on a clear day – she can easily see Russia and the Milky Way, both from her front porch.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  361. Carol M in Alaska

    Jack, Palin has such a huge ego that she is convinced to be the next Pres. She has wanted this since she was in HS. The truth is here in Alaska, close to 70% of the residents don't like her and will not vote for her. Her 'hand-picked" candidate (Joe Miller) was defeated and her book signings here in Anchorage had a tenth of attendance to what was expected. The people of Alaska wised up, when will the rest of the country. The GOP will rally behind her if she becomes the nominee.

    The state of politics these days, I won't be surprised is she was.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  362. Crazy Whit

    You're kidding, right?

    I watched her comedy show on TLC. She basically ignored her back talking & name calling daughter who was licking the beaters and sticking them back into the dough.

    Weak. And people wonder why the United States is not mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Probably cause we won't be a power in the world.

    We have to stop making weak leadership choices for the House & The Senate, they are the ones really driving the bus.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  363. Jeffrey from Los Angeles

    By all means. She'll be the perfect model of how successful the big tent outreach of the Republican Party has been. It is a magnet for those who made the Great /08 Recession possible and who lack any sense of shame for having done it. She'll prove that the party is still the party that believes we can't have lifeboats for everyone, but only for those in first class.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  364. M Gonzales

    I love Sarah Palin and I think she would be a great president but the facts are she would never win. The left in this country despise her so much they cant go a day without saying something mean about her or her family. She would also never get the Independent voter. I believe Palin has gone as far as she is going too go and if she really loves this country she will not run but instead throw her weight behind somebody that can win. I know the democrats are licking their chops at a Obama vs Palin 2012 year and thats never a good sign.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  365. DK

    Her 15 mins are UP! Who is going to teach her US history this time? Who is going to teach her world politics so she can stand up at a microphone. You people who see anything in this fake are simply stupid, and you are the very reason most media create entertainment for a 7th grade reading mentality.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  366. Allen Tunnell

    You're kidding, right? There's over 300 million Americans (all I assume were born here and eligible). I think we can do a little better than Sarah Palin if we just tried...tried just a little.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  367. Bill Stewart

    Yes, Sarah Palin should run. You would be able to see how dumb she is when she opens her mouth.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  368. Cee, La

    Gee Jack it must be a slow newsweek......I dont know when you news people are going to get it through your heads, that the majority of us......dont care what she does.....and wish you would quit polluting the air waves with Sarah bites.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  369. Michael from Sarnia, Ontario

    Yes, she should run for President Jack. It would mean President Obama would be a lock for a second term. And think of those 3 Presidential debates between Palin and Obama, classic comedy in the making as Obama out classes her. It would make the media's job a lot of fun.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  370. Marta Afloarei

    Yes, absolutely!!! Can we convince her to run? We could have so much fun if she does! Oh, wait! What if she wins? I am afraid we might be stupid enough to vote for her... Well, that's ok. I give her few months before she figures out how hard the job really is and then she'll resign. So, let's go for it, let's try to convince her to run. It should be so much more entertaining than poor Mitt.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  371. steve - virginia beach

    Obama can't run on his record. Any candidate who is willing to take him to task on his record and what we now know about his past to put his record into context, could beat him handily. He's already lost 2/3 of Independents and he can win without us.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  372. jon

    who really cares. she's a freak who can't win, and in trying to do so will waste hundreds of millions of dollars.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  373. Paul

    While Alaskan businessmen were breaking their chops
    working on overseas trade and tourism development
    missions, during her first ten years in office Sarah Palin
    didn't have sufficient fire in her belly to apply for a passport.

    Hunting moose and racing snow mobiles just requires too
    much time, eh Sarah!

    ......Former Alaskan Businessman

    May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  374. beevee

    Definitely she should run. She already has experience of the presidential campaigning. Her looks will get the attention of all male republican voters. She has a good chance of winning the GOP nomination and ....who knows.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  375. David Miller

    In a race between Sarah and Donald Duck I would have to pick the Duck. He may have a bad accent but at least he makes sense!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  376. Hilary in Colville, WA

    Yes, Governor Palin should run. She needs to feed that fire in her belly that must be reminding her that fame and fortune can be fleeting, but not if one runs for the highest office in the land. If nothing else, a presidential run should qualify her for a page in "Ripley's Believe it or Not."

    May 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  377. Cary

    We're supposed to be a democracy where everyone is represented. The loony vote deserves representation. Italy has the Radical Party so it's high time the US embraces the Loony Party! Oh wait, we already have the Tea Party. Never mind.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  378. Kris Weber

    Mr. Cafferty, I know your just asking the question but I think you finally fell off your rocker! The last thing this country needs is Sarah Palin running for President let alone in the Oval Office. She is a very self serving person and if you thought our country was in bad shape now... well just let me say that if she was to become President I think I would move to Canada.

    Kris Weber
    Holly, Michigan

    May 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  379. Terry Follonier

    No Jack, she will do more harm than good. There is only a very small
    percentage of Republicans that would vote for her. I have been a Republican all my life, but once McCain chose her as the VP, I just had to vote Independent. At present, in my opinion, only Mitt Romney has a chance!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  380. caitlin

    Sure.... the late night comedians need new material, and Tina Fey might be back on SNL. Absolutely, you betcha !!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  381. Kenny

    Sure, Jack ! We would get some entertainment again watching her TV interviews (especially, listening to her comments about about the world and politics!!). We do not want the rest of the world to laugh at us pointing the standard of a presidential candidate. Don't you think, there is a need of something called brain, too, to be the President of the United States of America ?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  382. Russ

    I'd say the GOP should give her the nomination, as long as she agrees to do another interview with Katie Couric. – Thanks for the memories Sarah (and the laughs).

    May 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  383. richard aptekar

    Absolutely YES. Give the Dems a commanding lead by placing the Alaskan Ya-Hoo out there for all to see and discount. Brain-dead Sarah pales in comparison to brilliant Obama. She will give new life to comedians clamoring for someone to trash. Sarah's shallow trough will dry up on the stump with non-answers, evasive responses and simple-minded retorts.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  384. Pablo

    are you running out of questions to ask? Slow news day? This woman is an idiot but we all know that. Dude, get some real questions going

    May 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  385. Bill

    Dear Jack,
    At first glance it would seem Sarah Palin would be a gift to the Democrats. However, the American electorate has proven to be absolutely moronic at times. From Ronald Reagan playing John Wayne, to George W. Bush playing Wyatt Earp. to that space alien Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, that's all we need is Annie Oakley riding backwards on her horse shooting Caribou and she'll be a shoo-in....
    Bill,
    Jupiter, Fl.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  386. MaryAnn

    No She in the same category as Perry from Texas. Brickheads.
    Selfish, care nothing about future of children, young and old nor of education of society.
    McCain will always be blamed for thawing her out from Alaska. Besides POTHUS will clean her out on any debate.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  387. Tristan Balou

    Since the people that suport her will continue to do so, and the people that hate her won't be chaning either.....why not run.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  388. Jean Sartre

    Absolutely!

    I do so want to see President Obama get 90% of the total vote...

    May 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  389. Jeff

    She couldn't handle her job as Governor of one of the least populated states in the country, so how could she be President? It's a real job, not a reality show.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  390. Tonie from OK

    This would even make them weaker than they already are.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  391. QS in Seattle

    Jack,

    Palin is, and always has been, far too concerned about MAKING money to run for president.

    That said, the only thing I can say about the rest of the GOP field is that (if people have been paying attention since November) they were doomed before they ever announced their bid thanks to Walker and various other republican governors who have gone out of their way to prove to even republican voters why republicans don't deserve to be elected.

    Not to mention the ridiculous Ryan budget plan that's being touted as "fiscally responsible" and "courageous"....ugh!

    The overreach by republicans has exposed the utter lack of ability to govern and has shown precisely what the right in this country thinks of the middle and lower classes...which is to say, they don't.

    Should Palin run? Only if she wants to spend a bunch of money to secure a loss. Then again, if she did, I posit that any votes that would go to her would be less votes for any of the GOP front-runners, so maybe she should! ; -)

    May 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  392. Max

    Jack, as a democrat I couldn’t care less is she ran for the office or not but I can tell you the idea of Sara Palin as our president would be a great reason for welcoming the Armageddon.
    Max , San Antonio

    May 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  393. Mark from NYC

    Yes, she should run. It will be very entertaining to watch Obama mop the floor with her.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  394. keeth in cali

    "There's also some juicy personal stuff in there."

    Jack, you need to go write for some trashy tabloid instead of CNN. Oh, wait a minute... You just might be in the right place.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  395. Tyrone, NY

    Come on Cafferty!!!!!! Why waste America's time on a reality star????? Palin is living the liberal life with money, and fame. Not to mention she would have to change to reflect the conservative costume she wears for the Republicans. Her and her family lifestyes are strictly liberal, and We already have President Obama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  396. Mike A. , CO

    Yes, of the Wasilla Elementary PTA. i have some doubts of her qualifications, but perhaps she can learn something...anything.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  397. J. Eby

    My answer is yes, I hope so. And if she does, every political contribution I make for the 2012 election will be to her campaign... right up to the end of the primaries. I strongly urge other Democrats do the same!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  398. Guido

    As a long time republican, I am ashamed and embarrassed by our so called "leadership" on the national level, including Mrs. Palin. She abandoned the people of Alaska so she could meet her own needs, making her the last person I would ever want to see as President. She is a quitter, who spends all her time meeting her own needs.

    I am not a big Obama supporter because he spends too much. But when faced with a crisis, Mr. Obama has proven himself. I have absolutely no confidence in Mrs. Palin's abilities in a crisis, let alone the normal day to day. I picture her hiding behind the curtains clutching her wallet. And she is so out of touch – no amount of humiliation seems to make her understand how people all over the country feel about her.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  399. Bud

    For the GOP to take "sainthood" out of the Oval Office, they going to have to turn their backs on "has beens, losers and quiters." It has to be someone "new." ATTN: GOP....Look Outside The Box!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  400. Olga O. Pina

    Ohi, yeah!

    I can see President Obama and Sarah Palin debating on public television.

    Talk about fodder for the comic arena...We will be laughing for years to come!

    As for me...'Go ahead, Ms. Palin, make my day".

    Olga
    Austin, Texas

    May 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  401. KG in US

    By all means she should run. After all her years of keeping an eye on Russia, I think she has invaluable experience and is more than qualified. I'm sure we can call up Ringling Brothers for a running mate.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  402. Lawrence Gally

    I disagree Jack, the GOP field is not weak, only manipulated by the media. There are true conservatives in the GOP field. The only problem is that the media ignores them because they cannot be brought and paid for. Ron Paul and Gary Johnson have been fiscal conservatives from the beginning. They are not theocrats, they are not neocons they are constitutional conservatives which is what America needs. Ron Paul and Gary Johnson can pull votes from both the left for their anti-war stance and from the right with their true fiscal conservatism. Why has the media been ignoring what is in front of their noses?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  403. JP (Los Alamos, NM)

    Some one needs to take the fall. It may as well be Palin

    May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  404. Rich in CO

    No, Jack. She's more valuable as an attack dog.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  405. Bree in Scottsdale AZ

    A resounding YES!

    It will keep her from running for Kyl's seat here in AZ.

    She has no chance in a national election, but you never know what AZ might do.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  406. Shotgunbob

    Absolutely Palin should run. She is a testiment to the beuty of the United states of the USA. I think that irregardless of her background, this bold maverick would lead our country to victory in our war on terrorists like Obama Bin Ladin. He wasn't even born here.

    Palin think s just like me. She shops at Walmart and parks on her front lawn. I imagine she has false teeth and whittles woodblocks in her spare time. Her favorite Nascar is number 3 she hates the law that says you can't drink and drive. Plus, she looks liek my baby-mama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  407. Douglas in Maryland

    Run Sarah Run.....can you think of a cheaper form of entertainment for the next few months than watching her attempt to avoid foot in mouth disease?

    May 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  408. Eric

    Sure, let her run. When she gets beat up by the other clowns running in the GOP primary, she'll take offense, blame the media for their talking points, claim she's a vicim, maybe have another embarrasing gaffe or two, and sign another book deal. Dream come true!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  409. Larry

    I should run for president before Palin should....

    May 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  410. Joe

    The Republican field could never be so weak as to justify Palin running for anything, even the local school board.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  411. steve

    We all joke about this, but it's becoming so expensive and so emotionally draining for candidates to jump in the race, we the voters are almost certainly missing out on a great President. And that's not funny at all.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  412. Arlene, Illinois

    I think I'll wait for the " informercial movie" to come out first.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  413. shirley

    Give it a rest Jack, she's a fruitcake who wasn't able to complete her term as Governor.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  414. Diana from San Francisco

    As a Democrat I voted for the McCain- Palin ticket....as a protest vote. After Hillary Clinton only received half votes in Michigan and Florida and then was passed over for VP.
    I would never voter for Palin on a ticket again. She should know some of her support back then was merely protest votes from woman like me.
    Her support is not there...she has no credibility.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  415. Melissa

    The woman is dumb as a rock, so my answer is no. Or at last she shouldn't. If she runs, Democrats are nearly guaranteed to win.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  416. Beep

    Three years of books, interviews, a movie, speaking engagements about this dingbat? How low have you fallen, America...

    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  417. Tommy

    Look? of what had happened just recently the special election in the traditionally republican district in uptown New York , its all about the Ryan plan on medicare that caused them to loose the seat that republican enjoyed on it for a decade...And here come again for Sarah Palin,she would likely suffer the same fate of thier losing candidate in New York if she tried to decide to run for president come 2012...and try to think about it!!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  418. Chris

    I just don't see how she is close to being qualified. She played a huge part in John McCain loosing the election. If the GOP wants to succeed at anything they will avoid her and all of her catch phrases.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  419. sam

    if the GOP wants to lower this nation's intellectual standards and write a laughable chapter in our history, then yes.

    if the GOP is serious about fixing this nation's problems and setting policies that will ensure economic and infrastructural growth, then NO.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  420. mark

    If Obama's presidency has taught us anything, its that anyone can be president, regardless of intelligence, competency, or experience. If the democrats can muster enough puppet masters to keep Obama from completely destroying the country, so can the Republicans.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  421. KCLaw

    Why not? Her nasally whine could beat any opponent into cowering submission. The mere fact that she threatened to give a speech on middle east peace would prompt the parties involved to compromise and resolve the conflict.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  422. SH in AL

    Just what we need. That would guarantee another 4 years of Obamaisms. She was popular, but the GOP needs someone strong to get rid of the socialist we have in office now.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  423. Lisa L

    Absolutely, SNL is running out of Palin material, Bill Mahr's staff won't have to work so hard on his monolouge and we Canadians love to laugh. All kidding aside, her stupidity is beyond belief and Americans will once and for all learn how incapable and power hungry the woman (and her busband) really are. Besides she'll need another book she can con Americans into buying once again.

    Lisa
    Calgary, Canada

    May 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  424. kenny

    When the dust has settled, the wars are finished, healthcare is law, the economy is flourishing, and we all have work, Obama may very well be known to be the best president we ever had.
    Kenny from Orlando

    May 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  425. Duane Burghard

    As a Democrat I can only say ... YES! PLEASE run Sarah! Your party needs you. Tina Fey needs you. Late night comics everywhere need you. Crazy conservatives who might otherwise give their money to credible candidates need you. Just think of the media hype? There might be dozens more books to be written about you ... they might even inspire you to *read*. My checkbook is out, I'm ready to help you destroy the extremist wing of your party, just say the word!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  426. Crazy-from-the-heat

    She is a joke ... those who support her are sad little sheep who are blind themselves from her stupidity and arrogance. If she runs it will guarantee an Obama victory

    May 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  427. bash in Pa

    Jack.

    why would Sara Palin run for president? She quit her job in middle of the term. Do we need a quitter? It might be a game for media, but real people lives are at stake here. Not in million year, l would vote for her.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  428. Deborah, Sterling, VA

    Oh please God YES!

    I love watching Tina Fey, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and all the other comedians going off on her. OMG what an idiot.

    Plus, that would make it a really easy win for President Obama to slide into a second term.

    WIN/WIN by anyone's standard.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  429. CB in MI

    Seriously, Jack. What a loser. The only thing she won handily was the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant in 1984. She missed winning the Miss Alaska beauty pageant placing third, but she did win the Alaska governorship - which hey - wasn't that just another beauty pageant - as was John McCain's selection of her to run as his VP nominee. Along with her sport broadcasting credentials, she has about as many qualifications to run as president as did Pat Paulson. Anyone who would vote for Palin deserves what they get - absolutely nothing. If she was elected, I would seriously consider defecting to Canada! Oh yea!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  430. Liza

    Yes, it would be entertaining! And I want to watch Obama kick her booty!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  431. Chuck in Anchorage, AK.

    Jack, yes she should run, because that will keep her out of Alaska. If by some miracle she did win the GOP nomination, it would all but assure the reelection of President Obama.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  432. Dirk

    Great question Jack, in my assessment she is a personification of what the republicans have become. I left the GOP years ago because I believe it has become an intellectual embarrassment. The GOP has made itself a safe haven for the most un-American of Americans. The racists, the ones who can yell but rarely debate, spout values but demonstrate none, campaigns run on rhetoric and fear. The current republican to me represents a mind to easily harvest by corporations and fear mongers wrapped in our flag. So from my perspective she’s perfect.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  433. WVLady63

    I do like her as a Governor, NOT as President. She is not Presidential Material in my opinion.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  434. Matt

    If the plan is to weaken the Republican brand, or to throw the election, then sure she should run. She is bad for her party in particular, but even more so for the political debate within all of the electorate. She brings nothing new. She's doesn't move the debate further, she just throws fire bombs at her political opponents. Can she and Ron Paul just have a completely open debate so that the Republican Party can see what they are supposed to be nominating? One of the most important qualities of a president is statesmanship. This is the quality most lacking in Sarah Palin.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  435. JP (Los Alamos, NM)

    If she has a fire in her belly maybe see should take a pregnancy test.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  436. Pat

    Yes , as I am truly committed to Obama for a second term and believe this is a given with her running .
    As for the Rebulican Party , it demonstrates the very serious weakness of the Party as well as the Nation at this time . The present GOP candidates committed to running presents a very scarry picture for the future of the USA . We are at the cross roads of many serious challenges for the US Internationally as well as domestically . We can no longer accept the principle of saying NO to everything with the main principle of bringing down Obama . Also the approach of the GOP in terms of bringing down the deficet is at best a diseaster both in the short term as well as long term in general. As well it is punative , damaging and destrucive to the very core values of the US and its people . It can be consider less them moral or ethical to a majority of the population except for the wealthy ! It is very short sighted when looking at the future of the USA as the leader othe free world. I find in following the polical scene , the GOP tends to contradict the principles of the Constitution in so many areas including the seperation of state and religion and basic human rights of many including women , seniors , chidlren with disabilities , veterns and medcial care for all and on and
    on !
    .
    .

    May 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  437. Oldie in TampaBay

    YES! YES! YES! she should run! As far away as possible! The ONLY thing good about this woman is that she loves to hear herself talk! If, that is, you can consider THAT a good thing!

    May 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  438. thom richer

    What, and make it weaker? Maybe this country deserves Palin as our president. We have made politics a joke and politicians clowns. Why not have the biggest we have in the center ring? When people like Palin and Trump can actually be considered serious candidates for the highest position in the world, and our press panders to these two and others, we have lost credibility and can no longer function as a leader of the world. The names, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump, should never be mentioned in connection to any political position let alone a presidential campaign. They have both make a mockery of the country and its election process by their arrogant and selfish disrespect of the American people knowing full well they are not presidential material. Both are phonies and should be treated as such.

    Thom Richer
    Negaunee, MI

    May 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  439. Shellibellie

    Yes, Its been a while since I had a good laugh.
    Seriously she cant win, just donate the millions she would
    waste on running.
    Shell Louisville Ky

    May 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  440. Jim

    The underlying goal of this article is to reinforce the mantra that the "GOP field is weak". If we hear it enough, we'll start to believe it. The Democrats chose a relatively inexperienced junior senator as their candidate in 2008, and I don't recall hearing a lot of "mainstream media" talk about a weak field.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  441. Roger

    Jack, Sarah Palin has the right to run for President! I think she could have had a great career in politics but after the last election she got out of active politics. I understand her vacating the Gov's job with all media scrutiny she was getting but she should have become active in running for the House or Senate representing Alaska. I believe that exposure and experience would have benefited her and made her a viable candidate for President.
    One thing is certain Jack, She was on her game this last election and had a major role in routing the Democrats from office. I wouldn't vote for her but I hope I never underestimate her ability.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  442. Tadd

    Could you imagine the Nielson ratings for an Obama-Palin debate?
    Not that she would ever go toe-to-toe with anyone....

    May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  443. John in Texas

    All circus or clown jokes aside, it would be an unequivocal validation that the Republican party is getting the leadership it deserves (Aristotle said that about countries' governments, but allow me some leeway here) if she were to run and (gasp!) secure the Republican nomination.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  444. Christopher Barnhouse

    I think it would be smart for GOP. Send her out as the sacrificial lamb for 2012 so we don't have to hear about her running in 2016. A pre-emptive strike, if you will.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  445. Michael Landers

    Palin should certainly run. I haven't seen a candidate like her since Pat Paulsen. AND I truly miss the Tina Fey skits on SSL.

    May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm |