Sarah Palin is ‘seriously interested’ in 2016 presidential run

Sarah Palin speaking at CPAC (Gage Skidmore)


Sarah Palin told the The Washington Post today she absolutely is seriously interested in running for the USA presidency in 2016:

Former Alaska governor and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Friday that she is “seriously interested” in seeking the presidency in 2016.

“You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Ms. Palin told The Washington Post on Saturday, adding that she stood by comments she made Thursday in Las Vegas to ABC News, where she first hinted at a 2016 run.

She ran as a vice presidential candidate against then candidate Barack Obama in 2008 and lost.

A couple of years later, Sarah Palin claimed that she would beat US President Barack Obama if she ran against him in 2012.

Palin says she can beat Obama

Republicans are talking openly about President Obama’s vulnerability for re-election in 2012, and one of them is Sarah Palin.

When ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the former Alaska governor, “if you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?,” Palin replied: “I believe so.”

Sarah Palin tends to be an optimist with public statements and holds many positions that the mainstream media opposes.

Since those of us in groups like the  Continuing Church of God do not vote in these elections, why am I mentioning the possibility of a woman president?

Well if she runs and wins (which is not a certainty, she will partially fulfill a prophecy in Isaiah 3:12:

As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths…

Of course, women are influential in the English-speaking nations and it is not absolutely required that the USA itself have a woman president, but I do feel that if we do get one, that this will be a partial, but significant, fulfillment of that prophecy. Having had Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, as well as Condoleezza Rice previously, also point to that prophecy.

As far as Sarah Palin goes, her religious and economic views most likely will affect her political decisions. Notice also the following:

January 24, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — Is Sarah Palin interested in running for president in 2016? It depends on what the definition of “interested” is.

But this much was clear from her appearance here on the eve of the biggest GOP cattle call of the presidential season so far: She’s definitely interested in people thinking she’s interested.

Even if she’s not really that interested.

“Without putting any words in my mouth, you can absolutely say that I’m seriously interested,” said Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee, in the lobby of the Marriott late Friday night. But in the same conversation, she appeared to downplay her interest, suggesting she is merely keeping her option open.

“It’s not a major story because 2016 really is still far off,” she said of the Palin-for-president talk. “I think it’s a major story because maybe you guys are bored,” referring to the mainstream media. …

Palin publicly mused about running in 2012 before taking a pass. In an interview Thursday with ABC, Palin had said “of course”she might run in 2016. …

Few GOP insiders think Palin will go through with the hard work of actually staging a credible bid, from raising money to building organization. But expressing interest, especially in the Hawkeye State, will generate buzz and could overshadow other more conventional candidates. Among those also speaking Saturday are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

And if Palin did get into the race, it could roil the likely field.

Palin’s daughter, Bristol, is accompanying her to Iowa.

Sarah Palin has made a lot amount of money as a paid speaker and her more direct involvement in politics tends to increase her appeal to certain segments of the USA electorate.  Her comment that 2016 is far off indicates that she may not be setting up an organization to seriously support a potential candidacy for her.  We will see.

As far as religious views, Sarah Palin believes in things like a pre-tribulation rapture.  Here is a report from 2008:

In June, Mrs. Palin told ministry students at her former church that in going to war with Iraq, the United States is “on a task that is from God,” the Associated Press reported.

Mrs. Palin’s brand of evangelical Protestantism is especially well-disposed to the preservation of Israel for biblical reasons, said Merrill Matthews, an evangelical Christian and a Dallas-based health-policy specialist.

Mrs. Palin was baptized as a teenager at the Wasilla Assembly of God Church. She frequently attends the Juneau Christian Center, which is also part of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God. Her home church is the Church of the Rock, an independent congregation.

“Historically, the Assemblies of God have been dispensationalists, which means they believe in ‘the rapture’ of Christians that takes them out of the world,” said Mr. Matthews. “Central to that position is a very strong support for Israel. It’s integral to their view of both prophecy and politics. Denying Israel is almost like denying the faith.” (Evangelical faith drives Palin’s pro-Israel view. Washington Times, September 4, 2008.

Since there is no pre-tribulation rapture (please see Is There A Secret Rapture for the Church? When and Where is the Church Protected?), she may make some decisions based upon biblical misinterpretation.

We seem to be in turbulent times, whether she runs or not.

Jesus said,

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:37).

Several items of possibly related interest may include:

Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject.
Is There A Secret Rapture for the Church? When and Where is the Church Protected? What does the Bible really teach? Does the Church flee or is it taken up just prior to the great tribulation? Who really is left behind? There is also a YouTube video with information Did Jesus Teach a Pre-tribulation Rapture?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist?  Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests?  Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies. Watch also the YouTube Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing–here is a short article.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of Islam.
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy  Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill?  Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill?  Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic?  Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?


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