Speaking prior to last night’s Republican Presidential Debate, Sarah Palin was asked to play a game of word association with some of the candidates.
Chris Christie? “Embracing Obama.” Marco Rubio? “Robotic.” Jeb Bush? “George.”
She described Hillary as “Nyquil” and for President Obama? “Warned ya.”
When it came to her favorite candidates, CNN reports, “Palin wasn’t shy about saying her two favorite candidates in the 2016 GOP race are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
She offered some kudos for the “libertarian leanings” of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and said she does “so respect” retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. But she offered the kindest praise to Cruz, the GOP front-runner in Iowa, and Trump, who leads in national polls.
“I’m not going to pick one right now, but what a nice problem to have if it came down to Cruz and Trump,” Palin said. “That’s a good problem for voters to have, because we know that, as you say, they are both strong and very decisive and someone who would take the initiative. That is what we need today, and both of those candidates would fit that bill.”
Though the former Alaska governor wasn’t endorsing anyone, her daughter Willow Palin — who attended Monday night’s event — says she’s backing Trump.
Trump and Cruz are currently neck and neck in the polls, with a recent FOX News poll showing Cruz ahead of Trump 28 percent to 26 percent. CNN headlined this story “GOP establishment worries about Cruz-Trump showdown,” but in reality this may be the best news Republicans have heard so far.
Last November when asked who he would choose as his VP, Trump named Cruz.
If that ends up happening, Hillary is going to be up against the two most popular Republicans in the race, which is not going to play well for the Democrats.
[Note: This article was written by The Analytical Economist]