Did Sarah Palin Just Challenge Barack Obama in 2012? Run Sarah, Run!


There has been much speculation as to whether former Alaska governor Sarah Palin would run for President in 2012. While providing the keynote speech last night at the Tea Party Convention, many in the audience chanted, RUN SARAH, RUN …  According to this report from Fox News.com, the speculation may be over.


While in Nashville, TN at the Tea Party Convention, Sarah Palin told Fox News that she would be willing to take on Barack Obama in 2012.

Sarah Palin has President Obama in her sights, telling FoxNews.com she “would be willing” to challenge him in the 2012 presidential race.

Sarah Palin has President Obama in her sights, telling FoxNews.com she “would be willing” to challenge him in the 2012 presidential race.

The former Alaska governor, in an interview Saturday on the sidelines of the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, said President Obama’s “lack of experience” has held him back his first year in office and that she would put her credentials up against his any day.

“I would be willing to if I believe that it’s right for the country,” Palin said when asked if she would run for president in 2012.

She qualified the statement, adding that she sees “many” other potential candidates who are “in as strong or stronger position than I am to take on the White House and if they’re in a better position than I in three years, I’ll support them.”

However, the former GOP vice presidential nominee told ‘Fox News Sunday’: “I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future.”

PALIN: I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future. I don’t want any American to ever close the door in their personal or their professional lives and put themselves in a box and say, heck, yes I’m going to do that. Or, no way I’m not going to do that, when we don’t know what the future holds.

WALLACE: There’s a report this weekend that you are now getting daily e-mail briefings on domestic and foreign policy issues from a group of top advisors in Washington, D.C.
How come?

PALIN: Ever since our PAC was formed, we have had good people contributing. Some — many volunteers, I guess you would call them advisors, yes, firing away e-mails to me every morning saying, this is what’s happened in Washington overnight. You need to be aware of this. Good. It’s great. It’s helpful.

WALLACE: Do you — isn’t that the move of somebody who is thinking about running for president?

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Did Sarah Palin Just Challenge Barack Obama in 2012? Run Sarah, Run!”

    1. Michelle on February 7th, 2010 4:32 pm

      Go Sarah Go

    2. Tamikosmom on February 7th, 2010 5:00 pm

      Updated February 07, 2010
      Palin Goes After Obama at Tea Party Convention

      The former governor used her speech to go after President Obama as well, hammering him for his economic, foreign and security policies.

      She zeroed in on the Obama administration’s handling of the alleged Christmas Day bomber.

      Echoing wide-ranging complaints among Republicans that the administration should not have let suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab get “lawyered up,” Palin said the administration is treating the incident like a “crime spree,” rather than an act of war.

      “Treating this like a mere law enforcement matter places our country at great risk,” she said. “To win that war, we need a commander-in-chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.”

      Palin, in a pre-taped interview with “Fox News Sunday” earlier in Nashville, said the way Obama is approaching national security is causing an “uneasiness” among many Americans.

      “We are in war,” Palin said. “These are acts of war that these terrorists are committing. We need to treat them a little bit differently than an American who is worthy, an American being worthy of our U.S. constitutional rights. I don’t think the terrorists are worthy of our rights.”


    3. Greg the Mongoose on February 7th, 2010 7:41 pm

      Making money, and giving the Obama administration heart attacks.

    4. nurturer on February 7th, 2010 8:41 pm

      We are living in interesting times. And they’re going to get more so.

      I repeat, Obambi’s approval will be 10% max. when he loses for 2012. And Palin won’t put Palin in the White House. Obami will put Palin in the White House.

      The damage that will have to be undone by this moron and his idiot dwarfs will be unbelievable when she gets into office. I only pray no one will dies before hand, in multitudes, due to this imbecile’s incompetence. However, but I think that would be optimistic at best.

    5. Tony Littlefield on February 8th, 2010 8:54 am

      When is Sarah’s next interview with katie?

    6. katablog.com on February 8th, 2010 10:24 am

      #5 Tony Littlefield: shouldn’t you be asking when Obama will again lose his teleprompter and go off script? Or maybe you should ask if Obama will again visit all 57 states (with two more to go) during his campaign.

    7. Michelle on February 8th, 2010 4:13 pm

      #5 When is Obama going to buy a clue?

    8. NewGirlBoston on February 8th, 2010 6:54 pm

      #5- You have won your Idiot Banner for the day. Wear it proudly. Oh, you got the bonus prize, too! A sign for your back that says,

      KICK ME !!! HARD!!
      KOOL-AIDE =)

    9. jupiter on February 8th, 2010 10:47 pm

      #6 – Obama goes off-script all the time. Didn’t you watch Q&A with house repubs? All the interviews he did with hostile hosts (e.g., O’Reilly) – whereas Sarah only interviews with Fox coddlers. Obama does just fine without teleprompters. He is a smart & eloquent dude. You may argue with his policies, but you can’t argue that he isn’t a good unscripted speaker (of course, he is even BETTER scripted – but who isn’t).

    10. NewGirlBoston on February 9th, 2010 8:08 pm

      #9—-Jupiter—no one is saying the man isn’t an accomplished orator—with or without his trusty teleprompter.

      What most of us on here are saying—is the problem is WHAT IS COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH. He’s not truthful and he is really too cocky and forceful for the American people—the MAJORITY of us—which are moderate/right of center/independents and conservatives—-THE MAJORITY ARE TIRING OF THE BRILLIANT ORATOR.

      HE LIES. We don’t like his politics, his overall adtitude sucks, his stance on terrorists, his outrageous spending sinking us into further debt, his inexperience, his superiority complex, his bullshit, his failed health care reform—his inability to create all these jobs he promised—list goes on. While he certainly can be articulate—that does not a President make and he also says alot of foolish things, too. I don’t want a smart and eloquent dude who looks good in a suit for my President- I want a REAL LEADER who listens to what WE THE PEOPLE WANT.

      READ OUR LIPS. His gig is up! We are completely over and done with Barack Obama. Just keep watching this years elections and see the American people at work if you don’t believe us.

    11. Tony Littlefield on February 24th, 2010 7:58 am

      The president has been in office a little over a year, fixing what is wrong is going to take time. The problems we face didn’t happen over night. Between the president and congress there are over 500 voices not just one. You can’t fairly judge the president until after his second year.
      SM: The problem is he is making it worse, not better.

      To fix a hole in the boat, you don’t make the hole bigger and take away the boat’s ability to motor away.

      Obama was a apart of the Democrat controlled Congress, it is not like he is not partially responsible for the mess as well. That is when he decised to vote and not just be Present.


    12. Tony Littlefield on March 8th, 2010 9:13 am

      I think the Pres is doing a great job! We are more respected around the world. He’s taken decisive action in Afghanistan, cleaning up Cheney’s mess! He got Pakistan doing what they should be doing, helping rundown the Taliban, where Bush/Cheney wasted money and time. He saved the American auto industry — can you say Toyota!

    13. Bill Turner on April 30th, 2010 1:35 pm

      Palin running would be the best thing possible for Democrats.

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