In their first major public appearance together, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) “lavished praise on each other” in front of a raucous crowd of thousands yesterday in Minneapolis. In her speech, Bachmann called President Obama a “one-term president,” saying “we are going to elect the boldest, strongest, most courageous, rock-ribbed, constitutional conservative president this country has ever seen.” On Fox News host Sean Hannity’s, Palin suggested she might be just that candidate, and that Bachmann could be a “cool” running mate:
HANNITY: Are either one of you considering a run for the presidency in 2012? Just asking. Governor Palin, I’ll start — I’ll start with you. But before I get their answers, how many of would you like to see a Palin-Bachmann ticket?
PALIN: Well that sounds kind of cool. That sounds kind of cool.
HANNITY: Governor Palin, are you thinking about a run again?
PALIN: As I have said, I’m not going to close any doors that perhaps would be open.
Bachmann went on to say that if Palin wants to run, “she has tremendous support from the American people.” But Palin may have to worry about Bachmann’s support, as the congresswoman has previously called for Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to make a bid. And Bachmann may face some competition for the number two spot from Fox News host Glenn Beck, though he decided he would rather lead the ticket to prevent Palin from “yapping.” (HT: NewsHounds)