DUCK DYNASTY” patriarch Phil Rob­ertson got a rock star’s ovation at a recent top-level Republican conference – and sources say he’s planning to run for office!

The outspoken leader of the reality TV clan electrified the audience at the 2014 Republi­can Leadership Conference in New Orleans on May 29.

Speaking alongside Republican stars  Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the straight-shooting patriarch declared: “GOP, you can’t be right for America if you’re wrong with God. You want to turn the Republican Party? Get Godly.”

He also took aim at President Obama, blasting White House decisions as “downright em­barrassing.”

And now the camouflage-wearing, bearded star appar­ently wants to turn his words into action.

“Phil thinks the time is right for a good old-fash­ioned God-fearing guy like him to become a politico,” revealed an insider.

“He chuckled, ‘Can you imagine me as Duck Com­mander in chief?’ He’s seri­ous about running for office. He’d like to give the liberals a run for their money!”

As The ENQUIRER re­ported earlier this year, Phil, 68, triggered a national fire­storm of controversy when he gave a shocking inter­view to “GQ” magazine, blast­ing gays, adulterers, greedy people, drunkards, male pros­titutes and idolaters.

Phil proclaimed about gays: “Don’t deceive yourself – it’s not right. They won’t inherit the kingdom of God!”

He became an instant hero to many when he remained unrepentant even after being temporarily suspended from his hit A&E show.

Former Alaskan governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied to his side on Face­book, posting a photo of herself with the show’s cast. And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal de­clared: “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Loui­siana.”