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Palin on 2012: 'If it's right, then we will pursue that'
CNN ^ | 4/21/10 | staff

Posted on 04/21/2010 4:25:52 PM PDT by pissant

Sarah Palin continues to leave the door to a White House run wide open.

In an interview with "100 Huntley Street," a daily Christian talk show based in Ontario, the former Alaska governor said she "doesn't know politically what is next for me."

But Palin said she will "pursue" a presidential bid in 2012 if she decides it's the best way to help everyday people with their challenges.

The former vice presidential candidate has generally avoided talking specifically about her 2012 plans, but her comments in Canada are her most forthcoming since she told Fox News in February that it would be "absurd" not to consider a presidential bid.

Palin said she and her family have had an "exciting and full ride" since the 2008 presidential campaign ended. Her travels around the country over the last year and a half, she explained, have given her a glimpse of some of the struggles that regular Americans face every day.

"If I can help provide some encouragement, some inspiration, some hope for them to get through their battles and make good decisions and get through a challenge, because that's what we've been able to do, then I am going to stay focused on that," she said in the interview, set to air next week. "Whether that's on a local level in my own little town of Wasilla, or in the Oval Office, if it's right, then we will pursue that."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; palin; palin2012; pds; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 04/21/2010 4:25:52 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Run Sarah Run!


2 posted on 04/21/2010 4:26:37 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: pissant

3 posted on 04/21/2010 4:27:41 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: momto6; Fiddlstix; Jay Thomas; never2late; GOP_Raider; victim soul; VampireStateNY; NavyCanDo; ...

(((PING)))


4 posted on 04/21/2010 4:32:31 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: pissant

Id like to see Sarah and Michelle B. take that ride because win or lose it would be a ride well worth it.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 4:33:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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To: pissant

Sneak peak of interview here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2497814/posts


6 posted on 04/21/2010 4:33:45 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: pissant

Keeping the Sarah brand alive.


7 posted on 04/21/2010 4:34:59 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

She’s not my top choice. Just posting the news.


8 posted on 04/21/2010 4:36:16 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: VastRWCon
Ann Coulter is wrong.

If ever there was a candidate who is ready to run for President, it's Palin.
Ann, like most of the GOP and conservative establishment, sees Palin as a cash cow, someone who can raise money and give speeches but should sit on the sidelines waving pom-poms while "the boys" do the real work.
I disagree with this premise. It completely ignores Palin's 16 years of political experience, the fact that Palin is the most vetted Republican in the field, and that she has already soaked up the attacks against her.

9 posted on 04/21/2010 4:37:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
"If I can help provide some encouragement, some inspiration, some hope for them to get through their battles and make good decisions and get through a challenge, because that's what we've been able to do, then I am going to stay focused on that," she said in the interview, set to air next week. "Whether that's on a local level in my own little town of Wasilla, or in the Oval Office, if it's right, then we will pursue that."


10 posted on 04/21/2010 4:37:41 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Maelstorm
You are so correct.
It would be a magnificent campaign - win or lose.
11 posted on 04/21/2010 4:40:50 PM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: pissant
I know...just adding my take on it. As long as she maintains the possibility the franchise thrives. As soon as she says a definite no her value in the marketplace drops.

That is not to say that she's not being effective, she is.

12 posted on 04/21/2010 4:41:02 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
er, Kent....did your really mean conservatives like John McCain? Er....don't you mean republicans like McCain, Romney?

Those two are not conservative. At all.

SARAH is a conservative, it is questionable whether or not she is a Republican if used by today's standard Repub-little men and women scared out of their own skin.

13 posted on 04/21/2010 4:42:46 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: wtc911

Life’s tough all over ain’t it? >:)


14 posted on 04/21/2010 4:43:22 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Maelstorm

They’re my choice and my tagline.


15 posted on 04/21/2010 4:44:38 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Sarah's demonstrable ability to effectively champion genuine conservative governing values terrifies the CINO-esque Mitt Romney/David Frum/Michael Steele RNC element.

That's not a "bug"; that's a feature. ;)


16 posted on 04/21/2010 4:45:52 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: pissant

She won’t win the nomination, once the gloves come off.


17 posted on 04/21/2010 4:47:44 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: everyone; Bellagio

18 posted on 04/21/2010 4:47:57 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Republic
er, Kent....did your really mean conservatives like John McCain? Er....don't you mean republicans like McCain, Romney?

The pic in question in no way, shape or form refers to either McCain or Mittens as "conservatives." Read again, please. ;)

19 posted on 04/21/2010 4:48:06 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Kent-I am losing it for sure....I had to read it THREE TIMES to get the gist. My gosh...I had better not watch ‘Idol’ ( I know, I know-but I like a good talent show, always have.) tonight, my brain cells really are leaving in droves. :^(


20 posted on 04/21/2010 4:51:01 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Republic

No prob. ;)


21 posted on 04/21/2010 4:51:34 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: FTJM

Don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with current events, bub, but the gloves came off a LONG time ago...


22 posted on 04/21/2010 4:52:09 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx

I love that picture onyx


23 posted on 04/21/2010 4:52:18 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: DallasSun; Bellagio

I do too! It’s Bellagio’s masterpiece!!!


24 posted on 04/21/2010 4:53:57 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx
LOL - now where are the whiners (rats and RINOs) who claimed Sarah was politically dead after "quitting"?

see my tagline....

God Bless Sarah Palin and allow her to lead America back from the brink of communism.

25 posted on 04/21/2010 4:54:31 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with current events, suck up, but the gloves have not come off INSIDE THE PARTY.


26 posted on 04/21/2010 4:55:08 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: newfreep

I’m cool with DeMint as VP, and I echo your “God Bless Sarah Palin and allow her to lead America back from the brink of communism.”

!!!!


27 posted on 04/21/2010 4:57:48 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Nope, my life is very good, thanks. Sorry if yours is tough.


28 posted on 04/21/2010 4:57:58 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: pissant
funny pictures of cats with captions
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29 posted on 04/21/2010 5:04:28 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: FTJM; Diogenesis
Don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with current events, suck up, but the gloves have not come off INSIDE THE PARTY.

Wrong again, cupcake:

Palin, McCain camps at odds

Palin pushes McCain staff aside as blame game begins

Palin Pick Leaves Bruised Feelings

ROMNEY ANTI-PALIN

Former Romney staffers behind Palin trashing

GOP Insiders See Romney, Not Palin, As Nominee

30 posted on 04/21/2010 5:05:39 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: FTJM; Virginia Ridgerunner
Don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with current events, suck up, but the gloves have not come off INSIDE THE PARTY.

English not your first language, troll? VR is not a suck-up, and when VR posted that the gloves came off LONG AGO, VR included those within the party, or as you put it, "inside the party."

You're the troll who said said she wouldn't win the nomination "once the gloves come off."

31 posted on 04/21/2010 5:07:19 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: FTJM

Once the gloves come off... Sarah will have the RNC right where she wants them.

Shes a gunslinger.


32 posted on 04/21/2010 5:08:16 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (God save America)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
the gloves have not come off INSIDE THE PARTY.

Gosh, it's genuinely a toss-up as to which potential attacker of Sarah terrifies me most, VR! Mittens "Defender of ObamaCare" Romney? Bobby "Go Ahead, Beat Up My People! I Don't Mind!" Jindal?" Tim "The Invisible Man" Pawlenty? They're all so super-duper-SCAREeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee -- !!!! ;)

33 posted on 04/21/2010 5:15:00 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: wtc911; Virginia Ridgerunner

You’re the guy constantly trolling for negative attention, that is pretty desperate, and a clear sign that your life is lacking something.


34 posted on 04/21/2010 5:16:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I am sorry. But I saw a certain fire in her eyes on that August morning in Dayton, Ohio. I told my mom “there is our first female President”...

Does Sarah Palin want to be President ?

umm....

Do the Yankees want to the win the pennant ?


35 posted on 04/21/2010 5:20:17 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (God save America)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
I saw a certain fire in her eyes on that August morning in Dayton, Ohio. I told my mom “there is our first female President”...

No arguments here! ;)

36 posted on 04/21/2010 5:22:18 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: pissant

As long as Sarah is behind the “path to citizenship” for illegals she can forget it.


37 posted on 04/21/2010 5:24:01 PM PDT by doc
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I suspect it will be Palin vs Hillary in the next election.


38 posted on 04/21/2010 5:24:33 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: ansel12
So now disputing anything palin is "trolling for negative attention" and indicative a dismal life...very creative....muddle-headed and off base but creative.

My life is chock full of blessings. Sorry to burst your bubble.

39 posted on 04/21/2010 5:27:06 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: pissant

She supports a path to citizenship for illegals.

She would have to renounce that before she goes anywhere.


40 posted on 04/21/2010 5:27:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Now- EVERY US Tax payer is an abortion provider. We are the great satan.)
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To: svcw

If you had not noticed, losing is not an option in 2012. If the GOP loses in 2012, all hope is gone, so the person we pick better be able to win.

Magnificent campaigns are moot if the commies win.


41 posted on 04/21/2010 5:30:04 PM PDT by dforest
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To: pissant

Palin is ony slightly more electable to the oval office than Ann Coulter or Rush.


42 posted on 04/21/2010 5:31:05 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: wtc911

No, trolling on threads for month after month seeking negative attention is “constantly trolling for negative attention, that is pretty desperate, and a clear sign that your life is lacking something.”


43 posted on 04/21/2010 5:31:13 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: indylindy
That part was mostly rhetorical.
I believe they would win, and it will be a landslide.
44 posted on 04/21/2010 5:31:34 PM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Bob J

In your not so humble opinion. No damn RINOs ever again, buddy


45 posted on 04/21/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: svcw

Think again. If Obozo manages to cram through amnesty, it is all over but the crying.

Why are people here ignoring reality?

The dems will use the same process that they used for healthcare.


46 posted on 04/21/2010 5:34:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Bob J
Palin is ony slightly more electable to the oval office than Ann Coulter or Rush.

And infinitely more electable than any of the perfumed princes of the GOP or the Dems that you would support.

47 posted on 04/21/2010 5:34:51 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

With all due respect ma’am, you’re incredibly naive or just plain dumb if you think it won’t get ten times rougher in the primary.


48 posted on 04/21/2010 5:35:34 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: onyx

And the attack poodle comes along to call someone a troll, how brilliant...


49 posted on 04/21/2010 5:36:53 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: pissant

Has Sarah come out against this Finance bill?


50 posted on 04/21/2010 5:38:41 PM PDT by Kenny
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