A sequin-clad Sarah Palin today dismissed suggestions that Chris Christie could turn around the Republican party as she refused to throw her support behind him.
The former Alaska governor told the Today show she was glad the New Jersey governor won at the polls last week – but fell short of embracing him as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016.
‘I would never put my hope and faith in any one individual,’ she said, dodging the question of whether she supported him. ‘There is no Ronald Regan on the scene today.’
Christie had an easy victory at the polls last week – scoring votes from women and Hispanics in a sign he is appealing to voters other Republicans have historically been unable to touch.
Of the win, Palin added: ‘Right on! Beats the alternative.’
She has previously attacked Christie for his famously outspoken style.
‘Some people look at him as, “Ah man, he’s a governor who goes rogue”,’ she previously told Fox.
‘No, he’s got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.’
Palin had also appeared on the Today show on Monday to slam Obamacare and said she rejected President Obama’s apology over the slow, beleaguered start to the new health plan.