Sarah Palin Continues To Want Us To Think She Might Run For President
Last night on Fox News Channel, Sarah Palin hinted that she could decide on whether or not she will be entered the race for the GOP nomination by the end of the summer:
Decision day is rapidly approaching for Sarah Palin, and for the first time the former Alaska governor has indicated a time frame for when she will make a decision about whether to run for president.
“You know, August and September, you do have to start laying out a plan if you are to be one to throw your hat in the ring, so that’s basically the time frame,” Palin told Sean Hannity during an appearance Wednesday night on Fox News.
Palin has been relatively quiet over the past month, as she returned to her home in Alaska after a brief appearance in the nation’s first voting state of Iowa to attend the premiere of “The Undefeated” — a documentary extolling her leadership in Alaska, which opens in select theaters nationwide on Friday.
Asked about her recent comment to Newsweek that she could win a general election, Palin said that while does believe that she could beat President Obama, she would also consider supporting another Republican candidate — if she felt that he or she met certain requirements that she looks for in a national leader.
“I’m not wholly confident that we have that field set yet that that one individual is in the field,” Palin said. “So I’m still thinking about being one that would offer myself up in the name of service, knowing confidently that I have those common-sense, fiscally conservative, pro-private sector experience and ideas that can be put to good work for this country.”
Honestly this still sounds like Palin being coy about her Presidential intention as she has been for the better part of this year. She’s already started falling off the public radar as candidates like Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann has entered the race, and she really has nothing of substance to contribute to the debt negotiations. If she isn’t running, as I suspect, then people will start paying even less attention to her once she makes that clear. She’s got a
propaganda film movie coming out in a few weeks and while she has no financial interest in its success she certainly has an interest in seeing it succeed in the name of enhancing brand Palin. So, she’ll drag this out for as long as she can. My personal suspicion, and that’s all that it is, is that she ends up throwing her weight behind Rick Perry if he enters the race. As with all things Palin, though, we’ll just have to wait and see.
In any event, here’s the interview: