Monday, February 8th, 2010
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin did not discount a 2012 presidential campaign on Sunday.
The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee said she would run, “if I believed that that is the right thing to do for our country and for the Palin family. Certainly, I would do so.” She said it would be “absurd” to rule it out.
Palin has never flatly ruled out running for the White House. Since her campaign with Sen. John McCain, she has established a political action committee, written a best-selling memoir, and steered the subsequent book tour to traditional swing states and areas with a predominantly Republican-leaning electorate. She has also joined Fox News Channel as a paid contributor and has given several speeches. Her keynote address Saturday night at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville netted her a reported $100,000.
She admires the populist group’s efforts because members are seeking “common sense solutions,” but said she did not want to lead the tea-party movement.
This article was posted: Monday, February 8, 2010 at 10:40 am