Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she would like to see two women candidates battle for the presidency in 2016.
“Having two women duke it out for leadership of the free world, that sounds pretty good to me,” Palin told Inside Edition in an interview on Friday from Pasadena, California, to promote her new show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin on the The Sportsman Channel.
Hillary Clinton is widely expected to make a presidential run in 2016 for the Democrats. On the Republican side, strong potential female candidates would include New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who became governor after Palin’s endorsement gave her the nomination in the primary four years ago. Palin, as she was in 2012, has been coy about her political ambitions, but she is the candidate whose endorsement makes the most impact in Republican primaries, according to respected conservatives like former South Carolina Senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint.
Palin would be a more than formidable candidate were she ever to run for the Republican presidential nomination herself. She would arguably have the highest floor of support of any candidate.