During their appearance on Sean Hannity’s TV show last night, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) were asked whether either of them were considering a run for the presidency in 2012 — and whether they might run together as a ticket.
“Are either one of you considering a run for the presidency in 2012?” Hannity asked the two. “I’m just asking. Gov. Palin, I’ll start with you — but before I get their answers, how many of you would like to see a Palin-Bachmann ticket?”
The live audience from the Minnesota Republican Party rally that day roared in applause and cheering at this idea. “Well that sounds kind of cool,” said Palin.When asked whether she was thinking about running for national office again, Palin responded: “As I have said, I’m not gonna close any doors that perhaps would be open. Michele and I both, we have strong faith that we, fighting as hard as we can for our country and supporting those who share our values, share our principles — and at the same time, putting our lives in God’s hands, and asking him for direction and wisdom. That’s where we’re gonna go.”
Bachmann said: “Well, I just — I want to thank Gov. Palin for breaking the barrier by being a woman as the vice president on the ticket. She did a wonderful job, I think, as the vice presidential candidate. And I think the world is her oyster. If she wants to run, I think that she has tremendous support from the American people.”
Hannity is actually late to the party on this idea. I was publicly floating it at least as far back as November 2008.