From Ballot Access News, July 1st, 2013:
Recently, Sarah Palin hinted she would consider leaving the Republican Party. U.S. News and World Report contacted the Libertarian Party and the Reform Party to get reactions. See this story.
An excerpt from the linked article above, written by Steven Nelson and published on USNews.com today, follows:
Former vice presidential candidate and Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, openly mulled leaving the Republican Party in a Saturday interview on Fox News, citing her “libertarian streak.” The Libertarian Party, frequently a refuge for renegade Republicans, isn’t sure that she would be a good fit – and the Reform Party, too, says it has “zero interest” in Palin.
“[W]hile a few of Sarah Palin’s views are aligned with those of the Libertarian Party, her pro-interventionist foreign policy, her support of the 2008 Republican-led bailouts, her loyal support of Big Government Republicans, her social conservative agenda and her lack of concrete backing for any serious downsizing of Big Government runs afoul of the Libertarian Party’s goals and most Libertarians’ views,” the Libertarian Party’s executive director, Carla Howell, told U.S. News.
Palin could conceivably find a home in the Constitution or Reform parties – but the Reform Party, which had its heyday in the 1990s, is entirely uninterested.
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