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Sarah Palin Would Run in 2012 -- If 'Nobody Else Were to Step Up'

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She willin' -- maybe. Sarah Palin could run for president in 2012 "if nobody else were to step up" to get the economy back on track and fight those "on the extreme left who seem to want to dismantle some of our national security tools," she said Wednesday.

That's leaves a lot of wiggle room for the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. Her comments came in response to a question from Fox News' Greta Van Susteren: What would be a reason for her to run in two years?

"If nobody else wanted to step up, Greta, I would offer myself in the name of service to the public. But I also know that anybody -- anybody -- can make a huge difference in this country without a title, without an office, just being out there as an advocate for solutions that can work to get the country on the right track."
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Palin, who fed speculation about her intentions for 2012 with an appearance earlier this month at a GOP event in Des Moines, Iowa, said she was currently in a "comfortable place" in her private role. Palin, since resigning as Alaska's governor midway through her term last year, has emerged as a sought-after public speaker, television personality and successful endorser of Republican candidates she considers "common-sense conservatives" or, in the case of like-minded females, "mama grizzlies."

In the interview with Van Susteren, she also took a shot at a Republican rival, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who is running as a write-in candidate for reelection after losing the Senate primary to Palin-endorsed Joe Miller. Murkowski, Palin said, was "fired by GOP primary voters" and is now backed by many Democrats in Alaska. Palin said Murkowski is similar to other "liberals" within the Republican Party -- "not real principled, not really grounded in where they stand on positions."
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norfwest

Maybe she should take notes from Chris Christie of New Jersey. When asked if he was going to run he replied, "You have to want that more than anything else in the world. And, you have to believe in your heart that you are ready." If both of those are satisfied, you do not need wiggle room. She has no interest in running for POTUS. Those that can't, talk. Those that can, do.

September 23 2010 at 5:08 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
vobox3343

Now the "national security tools" are being dismantled? Where does Palin get all of this nonsense from? Scare tactics are what dumb folks have to use, unfortunately.

September 23 2010 at 3:34 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Tom

I do not think the media is obssessed. I think they have a great deal of fear. Fear that the vast majority of "non-oppressed" and/or non-elitest citizens of this country are actually speaking out and participating in the political process.

September 23 2010 at 12:59 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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bpdarling

The only people that are fearful is the republican tea party. The media is very well thank you.

September 23 2010 at 4:15 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Chuck

If Palin cares to remember, America fired both she and McCain in the 2008 election, but that didnt's stop her. She is still out there as goofy as ever. And for all you Palin supporters, can anyone tell me her position on nuclear proliferation, middle-east peace, future of NATO, policy towards the N. Korean government? In fact, can anyone out there remember ever hearing Palin discuss any issue except to fault the Democrats for everything?

September 23 2010 at 12:40 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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ddtrutl

Victoria, when did she discuss them? What did she say? Give us the links, please.

September 25 2010 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tjudytay

Sare . All you are truly willing to do is knock down people who are trying to make this world a better place to live. I have listened to you many times and never hear any solutions since your so knowlegable about how to get things going your why dont you go to washington and excpress your thoughts. Since you have all the answers i do hope you run for president , What a wonderfull world we will be living in. All we need in Washington is a lot more people Republicans and democrates who are willing to work together for the good of the people who voted them in office.

September 23 2010 at 11:24 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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bpdarling

That is EXACTLY why American general election voters are NOT embracing the tea party. We already KNOW that they DO NOT want to work together, and have VOWED PUBLICALLY to repeal every piece of legislation already passed by Obama, and block each and every new legislation that is introduced, at any cost. THAT is the definition of the "Tea party of NO." What have they ever saiad YES to? NOTHING!!! That doesn;t seem to HELP ANYONE!

September 23 2010 at 4:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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