No presidential bid for the White House was made by former Governor Sarah Palin in Indianola, Iowa today. However, the former vice presidential candidate went after political opinion poll saying, “usually polls are for strippers and cross country skiers.”
A recent Fox News poll showed that Palin garnered just 8 percent of support when put up against candidates in the current Republican presidential field. The same poll shows that 71 percent of GOP voters do not want the Alaska Republican to run for the Oval Office.
No doubt, Palin’s remark was likely aimed at the poll that was touted all over the media this past week and Palin is certainly known for taking on the press.
“I think there’s room for more, though, because spirited debate and more competition will allow an even better discourse and more rigorous discourse that the public deserves,” Palin told reporters in Indianola. The tea party favorite has been sticking to this point for a while now.
On August 18, she told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly:
“I’m still listening to the debate and the discourse in the GOP lineup right now and still looking for that candidate who I can put my heart and soul behind to support,” she told Kelly. “If I don’t see that person here in short order, I would be willing to put my name forward in the name of service.”
She later added:
“I’m impressed with the line up, but there’s still is quite a long process. There’s going to be a lot of comings and goings with this line up and I know that, because I have spoken with them. I know that I am not the only potential candidate still on the sidelines waiting to see how things are going to unfold.”