Angle For President? (No, Really)
Nevada Republican Sharron Angle appears to be undaunted by her loss to Speaker of the House Harry Reid. She’s in Iowa, and she’s “not ruling out” a presidential run for 2012.
Sharron Angle, the Tea Party-backed underdog who in last year’s midterm election came close to defeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, may be setting her sights on another high profile political job. Speaking at a premiere for a conservative Christian movie in Iowa Wednesday night, the Nevada Republican would not rule out a run for president, saying only, “I have lots of options for the future, and I’m investigating all my options,” according to the Des Moines Register.
The idea that Angle may be considering a run shows a true issue within the Tea Party movement — that all of its female faces seem to be interchangeable. Sarah Palin sputters out fantastically over the Tuscon shooting, and suddenly Michele Bachmann is pushed into the spotlight. Bachmann receives disastrous reviews over her State of the Union rebuttal and begins to embarrass the new political group, and suddenly Angle is making headlines that she might consider a run.
I can only expect that once Angle makes one of her traditional foot in mouth statements regarding immigration, abortion, health care or other issues that we will then learn that Christine O’Donnell is thinking about the presidency next.
And so on.