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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You can be too coy. There’s money to raise, state party organizations to court. Mario Cuomo and Fred Thompson played it coy too. I trust her instincts on this.
“RUN SARAH RUN!”
RUN SARAH RUN!
RUN SARAH RUN!
BOLD AND BRIGHT, A RISING STAR, FROM THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN,
A NATION IN NEED IS LOOKING FOR YOU TO RUN.....
She’s running. My hope is that she announces November 3rd. It would make Christmas especially sweet.
That works for me. W00t!
Man, heads are going to be exploding EVERYWHERE! We are living through remarkable times.....take a moment everyone...and think about it!
Defunding ObamaCare would be a great start.
Definetly we are witnessing history.
No 2008 retreads. Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, and Haley Barbour would get my vote before Palin.
I will contribute, too. More than I’ve given to any cause since my church re-roofed their building. I will bring forth lots of bucks to get the word out about this righteous lady.
Dear Lord, I hope it’s true.
Just as Carter resulted in Reagan, maybe Obama will result in Palin.
If she runs she’ll be the first person since Ronald Reagan worthy of a donation. Let’s roll.
Do you really think ANY of those guys could fill a stadium like Palin?
Didn't think so. If Palin runs, she wins, unless for some unknown reason she bombs in the debates.
Exactly what she is doing...no firm commitment; but the 'hint' of a run will have the lame stream media peeing in their pants for weeks...get the popcorn, folks.
Wow! This is exciting!
The election is two years out and in Presidential politics two years is a minimum to get the job done.
I’ll donate.... LOTS and I’ll support her 1000% IF and only if she is willing to be the Barracuda she says she is. That means she has to go after Odumba$$ with a vengeance. Expose him, criticize him, mock him.
If she runs I will donate to her, help raise money for her, do everything I can to help her win. She will make a GREAT President..I would love for her to say after she wins that she has to fix all the crap that she “Inherited from Obama” that outta get the media crapping in their pants
Sarah, you have to give it more than a shot. Do not sound as though the fire isn’t in the belly.
This comment sounds like Fred.