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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Palin on 2016 Run, Open Convention Nomination: Anything's Possible

The former Alaska governor doesn't rule out future political plans.

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March 6, 2012

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, caught leaving a caucus site in Wasilla, Alaska on Tuesday night, told CNN she would not rule out a future presidential bid or a nomination bid if there's an open Republican convention this summer.

"Anything in this life, in this world is possible," Palin said when asked about running in 2016. "Anything is possible for an American. And I don't discount any idea or plan that at this point isn't in my control. Anything's possible."

Palin added that she would "seriously consider whatever I can do to help our country, to put things back on the right track." She specifically mentioned the economy, foreign policy, and "our brave fighting men and women overseas right now in places perhaps we shouldn't be right now."

 

If there is an open convention in August in Tampa, she was asked, would she stop her name from being placed in nomination? “I don't close any doors that perhaps would be open out there, so, no, I wouldn't close that door," she said, adding, "My plan is to be at that convention."

Palin demurred when asked to reveal her vote, but later in the evening, in an appearance on Fox Business Network, Palin said that she voted for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in her home state’s caucuses.

 

On Fox News, she said Mitt Romney is “not a real strong and enthusiasm-garnering front-runner right now…he’s got to work real hard at really drumming up that enthusiasm.”

Lara Seligman contributed. contributed to this article.

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