Palin: I could beat Obama

Sarah Palin says she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012, the former Alaska governor told ABC News’ Barbara Walters.

“I’m looking at the lay of the land now, and … trying to figure that out, if it’s a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family, if it’s a good thing,” Palin said in an interview scheduled to air in full Dec. 9 on ABC as part of Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People” of 2010.

Asked Walters: “If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?”

“I believe so,” Palin said.

Full story: Sarah Palin Thinking of Running for President, and Tells Barbara Walters She Could Beat President Obama in 2012 – ABC News

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    I am very concerned that if she is the best we can do as a Presidential candidate, we might as well kiss the 2012 elections good bye!! I’m sure she is a great lady and seems very intelligent, however, I do not think that we as a nation are ready for a woman as commander in chief, etc….I do not think that she has any serious chance of winning or even coming close. I regard myself as a conservative, modern woman and I can tell you that I for one would not vote for a Palin/anybody ticket…sorry.

    • truebearing

      So you would vote for Obama? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

  • truebearing

    Palins says she could beat Obama, and I believe her. I think we could all beat Obama….but I guess she’s talking about the 2012 election.

  • erick1740

    She has common sense and knows how to run a government, obama has neither. She would pound odumbo like a tent peg.

  • talibangelical

    Didn’t she just quit her last elected job because people were being mean to her?

    • truebearing

      Yet another dim witted, dishonest comment from the league’s leader. Has Soros developed a system for paying trolls based on some kind of stupidity piecework? You must really be raking in the cheap wine and cheeseburgers.

    • riseabove

      You (in general) criticize Palin for stepping down during a time in her life when she and her family members were constantly and spitefully targeted by one of the most disgusting smear campaigns I’ve seen in my lifetime. You condemn her decision without considering her reasons. Yet you ignore, excuse and enable some of the whackiest, most radical political kooks to ever hold public office. Not only are most of your ideologies faulty, your lame and hypocritical defenses of them and the people pushing them ring hollow and deceptive to anyone with an ounce of common decency.

      Dollars to donuts Republicans or anyone in the middle or on the right wouldn’t have had to lift a finger or spend a buck to get the same election results we’ve been seeing lately. Normal, average, regular people can see how weird and un-natural this administration is. They don’t need anyone to spell it out for them. They rejected the Left’s Borgish views. That’s why you’re going to lose big in 2012. They don’t want what you’re selling, regardless of how hard you try to discredit any potential presidential candidates.

      • truebearing


        Excellent post. I wish it would change the small minded troll but it won’t. He is a professional goose stepper; incorrigable, dogmatic, rigid, and without honesty.

        I admire you for trying anyway! :)

        • craigiri

          >He is a professional goose stepper

          True, you should understand that our modern culture and history considers a goose stepper to be a far right wing brown shirt.

          If you were going to try to stamp someone with a name which might mean leftist, you could try something else…..I’m sure you can come up with something.

          And, yeah, Hiter and Facism is right – far right….

          You might want to try “Bolsheviks” or something like that – they didn’t goose step, though.

      • craigiri

        Well, I guess Obama should have quit when they were running the witch doctor pics, his wife as a monkey, etc. etc……

        Sorry, rise, she quit to make it easier on herself…..and to make more money. The fact that you believe she did it for some other reason is telling in itself.

        Oh, and so what you are saying is that Republicans are very stupid for spending more money in HISTORY on a midterm election…including money from corporations with vast foreign interests, etc.

        You are telling us they could have saved hundreds of millions of dollars – and still had the same results? Really amazing stuff.

        I guess you will have to explain to me how Nevada, not a liberal state by ANY stretch, threw out a tea and palin backed candidate for Harry. Or why Alaska, a conservative state, spit upon Sarahs crowned prince, Joe Miller. Or why a smart good looking conservative backed by Palin and the tea party lost in Delaware, which is BELOW the Mason-Dixon line……etc. etc. etc……

        Sorry, rise, you are looking at things through a very narrow tunnel. The GOP pols pretty poorly, and if we were still not reeling from the Bush/GOP Great Recession, things would have went even further towards Harry and Nancy and Jerry Brown.

        Now, back to Palin…she is a joke. People can try to say it any way they like, but she is a joke. It is as if Alfred E. Neuman or one of the three Stooges ran for Prez – she is not qualified to be a dogcatcher, which is exactly what the GOP leader in Delaware said about O’Donell.

  • hampton

    Bring it on, Sarah.

  • Sonny119

    Gov. Sarah Palin is a True Do it Yourself, Strong, Self-Made, Self-Reliant, Independent, “Andrew Jacksonian” / “Ronald Reagan”, Constitutional Conservative Patriotic American.
    Gov. Sarah Palin’s Tenacity, Intestinal Fortitude, Strength, Fighting Spirit, Political Insight, and most especially her Faith, has not only allowed her to survive the far left Liberal media’s onslaught, and their campaign to personally destroy her and her Family, which is unprecedented in US History, because they fear her with a passion, as they know she has the charisma, charm, and Political ammunition, to completely destroy the Liberal Democrats, and particularly Obama, their only ace in the hole, from power. Like the making of steel, Gov Palin, has gone through the far left liberal media’s furnace of fire, and has grown even stronger and tougher, and has emerged as the undisputed and undeniable major Political Force in American Politics, today, tomorrow, and especially on 6 Nov., 2012.
    The more they attack her, while Obama and the democrats continue to destroy the country, the jobs, the economy, and Bankrupt the Nation, the more the American People see right through Obama, and the Liberal media’s Lies Gov Sarah Palin, thus the more the American People are rallying to her side, to the American Conservative Tea Party side, and Republican side.
    Gov. Sarah Palin, has managed to not only beat the far leftwing Liberal media at their own game, but she has turned their own apparatus, the media machinery against them, using their own platform and publicity, to her advantage.

    As divisive as Gov. Sarah Palin may be to all you radical far leftwing Liberal Socialist Marxist Obamacrats, as perpetuated and blown out of proportion, by the radical far leftwing Liberal Media, she is still the best candidate out there, as she is the only one that can draw Tens and even Hundreds of Millions of Americans, to Vote for the Republican Ticket in 2012, to Counter the Radical far leftwing Liberal Socialist Marxist Facist Agenda and Policies of Obama, as well as being the only real true Constitutional Conservative Ronald Reagan Republican, out there..
    If America is to survive the onslaught of Liberal Socialist Marxism, by Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc., and all the George Soros’s out there, it must have someone in the White House, a President, who is absolutely committed to Preserving, Protecting, and Defending, the U.S. Constitution, by all means, and at all costs.!!!!! This is NON-Negotiable.!!!!!!! And Gov. Sarah Palin, is the only Patriotic American, with the Experience, Intelligence, and most of all, the absolute WILL to do so, against All Enemies, Foreign, and DOMESTIC, period.!!!!!
    Here’s a Prediction for all you Hate Mongering Obamacrat Socialist Marxist Liberals out there..

    “Breaking News from Election HQ’s for Nov. 6th, 2012, America has just Elected it’s first ever, Woman President in U.S. History, Conservative Republican President Elect, Sarah Palin, is now the Nation’s 45th President of the United State of America”.!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Cleveland/1271686755 George Cleveland

      Wow! Nice use of random Caps. I’m guessing that the caps are in places where the author would accentuate a word if they were speaking to you. I always imagine a little droplet of spittle flying from their lips for each capitalized word when I see this in a wingnut rant.

    • noonespetgoat

      My gut tells me that by 2012 the electorate wont’t be interested in making history again by electing the “first-ever” anything.