Skip to comments.Palin Opens Up About Possible 2012 Run, Says She's Willing to 'Give It a Shot'
Posted on 09/17/2010 2:56:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin may be edging closer to a 2012 presidential run, telling Fox News "I would give it a shot" if the American people think she's "the one."
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for the Reagan Dinner, a big GOP fundraiser in the heart of water-testing country for presidential candidates.
Palin has remained coy about her ambitions, but she elaborated a bit in an interview with Fox News, attaching several conditions to the possibility of a 2012 presidential run.
"If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up, and willing to get back to time-tested truths, and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think I was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course I would give it a shot," she said.
"But I'm not saying that it's me. I know I can certainly make a difference without having a title. I'm having a good time doing exactly that right now."
Palin, a Fox News contributor and best-selling author since leaving the governor's mansion last year, has become one of the Tea Party movement's biggest allies. She's also thrown her clout around in the GOP primary season with a string of endorsements.
She said in February that she'd be "willing" to take on President Obama in two years, and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday he suspects she's testing the water.
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Thank You Sarah.
What time is it?
Since Obama is a Muslim (see the video of him on ABC NEWS’ This Week from 2008 where he slips up and says “John McCain has not made an issue of my Muslim faith) would he have to “off” himself if a woman beat him in an election?
I think if you are disgraced and defeated by a female in Islam, then you have to “off” yourself but I’m not positive.
There she goes again, promoting gun violence...
Karl Rove and the RNC will go bananas.
Between her picks largely winning the primaries, and that statement, the 2010 mid-term general elections could turn into a referendum on Palin 2012.
Too early Sarah...let they court you. Be coy. Play hard to get.
LOL! and a keeper, right next to the shining shoes one. Thanks!
And so continues the SARAHlution!!!! We are taking back our country and Sarah is leading the way!!!! YES WE WILL!!!! YES WE WILL!!!!!! YES WE WILL!!!!!!!!
She has to wait until the beginning of the year. Her Discovery series and FOX gig would be considered illegal. Both end at end of year.
no she’s promoting socialism, look at how the said “give”. Its code word
The keyword in that sentence is "if" but I for one believe she truly is "the one".
Partly I would say don’t because of what the other side will do to her, but they will anyway.
She did that ages ago, sarahpac
RUN SARAH RUN!
Expect her to be unloaded upon by the regulars of both parties.
If you guys think this is anything new. This is from 1999 and recalling 1996.
By Peter Dominic
web posted September 6, 1999
Have you heard these words before?
“I could not support him and I will not support him. But don’t worry, he won’t be the nominee. If he is the nominee, there will be a third party”
Strong words, are they not? The average Republican might guess that these are the words of Senator Bob Smith or Pat Buchanan, and that the subject of the threat is George W. Bush.
Guess again. That divisive and hell-to-pay language sprang from the jowls of William Bennett not long ago. The unofficial spokesman of the GOP (and others like him) repeated this threat many times before there was a clear winner during that primary season. The year was 1996, and the subject of Bennett’s scorn was, of course, that pesky conservative Pat Buchanan. (American Political Network; 2/28/1996)
During these times of coalition-building and third-party fever, Republicans are wringing their hands and cursing conservatives. Republican leaders are worried that all this bickering about inconvenient principles will break up of the Republican Party...and indirectly secure a victory for a different power-structure.
Rest of article at http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0999thirdparty.htm
no they wouldn’t
you telling me a candidate can’t have a job?
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