Sharron Angle Takes Attention-Seeking 2012 Coyness to Spectacular New Heights

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When Rudy Giuliani says he's not ruling out a presidential run, at least you know that, even if he's probably just trying to get some attention, he could actually be a somewhat legitimate candidate if he wanted to be. The "will he or won't he?" suspense that he's hoping to encourage is at least based on a realistic possibility. But this time-honored tradition of pre-campaign-season coyness, which is being actively utilized by probably a dozen Republicans right now, doesn't work for people whose prospective candidacies would be so laughable, so futile, and so ill-conceived that the entire premise of them running is a non-starter. And yet, that hasn't stopped failed Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle from trying anyway.


Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle of Nevada descended upon the movie premiere of a conservative Christian movie in Johnston tonight, and she wouldn’t say that she was running for president.

But she wouldn’t say that she wasn’t.

“I’ll just say I have lots of options for the future, and I’m investigating all my options,” Angle said before a couple hundred people sat down to watch the premiere of “The Genesis Code,” a $5 million film that aims to present a controversial view on religious freedom and on the balancing act between faith and science.

Heh. Okay, Sharron. You keep your "options" open. Keep that "door" "ajar."

Angle comes to Iowa, doesn’t rule out presidential bid [Des Moines Register]