Could Sarah Palin feasibly win in 2012?

Do you think in 3 years the American People will believe she is more prepared to run the country?

32 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer left foot could beat her.

  • 1 decade ago

    Now that Sarah Palin has resigned as Governor of Alaska, she may have now set her sights on the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.

    I would like to give Ms. Palin a little history lesson...

    Former Vice-Presidential Nominees who tried for their Party's Presidential nominations:

    George Hunt Pendleton, the 1864 running mate of George McClellan, lost the 1868 Democratic Presidential nomination.

    Charles Francis Adams, the 1848 Free-Soil running-mate of Martin Van Buren, lost the 1872 Liberal Republican Presidential nomination.

    Hiram Johnson, the 1912 Progressive Party running-mate of Theodore Roosevelt, lost the 1924 Republican Presidential nomination

    Earl Warren, the 1948 running-mate of Thomas E. Dewey, lost the 1952 Republican Presidential nomination

    Henry Cabot Lodge, the 1960 running-mate of Richard M. Nixon, lost the 1964 Republican Presidential nomination.

    Edmund Sixtus Muskie, the 1968 running-mate of Hubert H. Humphrey, lost the 1972 Democratic Presidential nomination

    R. Sargent Shriver, the 1972 running-mate of George S. McGovern, lost the 1976 Democratic Presidential nomination

    Jack Kemp, the 1996 running-mate of Robert J. Dole, lost the 2000 Republican Presidential nomination

    Joseph T. Lieberman, the 2000 running-mate of Albert A. Gore, Jr., lost the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination

    John Edwards, the 2004 running-mate of John Kerry, lost the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.

    Former Vice-Presidential nominees who lost Presidential elections:

    Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who ran for Vice-President in 1800, lost the 1804 and 1808 Presidential elections

    Rufus King, who ran for Vice-President in 1804 and 1808, lost the 1816 Presidential election.

    Robert J. Dole, the 1976 running-mate of Gerald R. Ford, lost the 1996 Presidential election.

    Former Vice-Presidential nominee who later was elected President:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 1920 running-mate of James M. Cox, was elected President in 1932.

    So, as Ms. Palin may think that she has a clear shot at not only the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, but, also the Presidential election, thankfully, history is not on her side,

    as you can clearly see by these statistics.

    Source(s): I am a Presidential Historian.
  • Bob S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Only with Huckabee or Keyes.

    I do hope she becomes the first woman president, though I don't think our country will last to the 2010 elections, much less 2012.

    It would be refreshing to see her run up front. She is poised, graceful, beautiful, gutsy, intelligent, competent and engaging.

    Most of all she is a Mom with a heart big enough to take being "punished with a child" . . . even a "defective" child who will always need a mommy, and her daughter, even though HER child came as a result of a mistake and gross misbehavior, would not take the "easy" way out and allow that precious baby to be murdered in her womb.

    I'd say Sarah qualifies for the post of President.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Dems got a Senator elected with six months experience. Anyone with political sense knows it takes years to know how to construct and write policy. The health care bill is a perfect example. Their duly elected official passed it all off to the Senate and House.

    Maybe a former Governor, from a very successful state, with some small business experience would be a good choice.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I highly doubt that she will even be considered as a serious candidate. The are others who are more knowledgeable and highly qualified. Mitt Romney may run, maybe even Ron Paul. Look back at the '08 Presidential debates.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maybe if she was running for Representative or Senator from Alaska. I don't think it's feasible for her to run for president. Her only leadership role has been governor of Alaska, and she quit that job before finishing a single term.

  • 1 decade ago


    As Head Dog Catcher of Milpitas, CA

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sarah Palin forfeited any chance she had at becoming President, which wasn't much to begin with, when she abandoned her elected post in Alaska. We won't ever elect a quitter as President. She just doesn't have the goods, that's all there is to it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nope she wasted all her political capital. Way too socially conservative to get any moderate swing voters and her party leaders blame her for the obama victory. She aint go'en NOWHERE! Oh and her a few political scandals ruined things completly.

    Source(s): I'm a politics major!
  • ArRo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Hope she runs. She almost makes Bush look slightly intelligent. It would mean a slam dunk for the Democrats.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, Sarah Palin could easily win in 2012, especially if Obamadidajob is her opponent. By 2012 he will have been exposed for the socialist phony he is.

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