Palin Says She’s Open To 2012 Presidential Run


palinSarah Palin says it would be “absurd” for her not to consider running for president in 2012.┬áThe former Alaska governor and the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 says she will run for president if she believes it’s right for the country and right for her family.

Palin was asked on “Fox News Sunday” if she knows more today about domestic and foreign affairs than she did two years ago. Her response: “Well, I would hope so.”

She says her focus has widened since she was governor of Alaska. Palin says she gets daily briefings by e-mail on domestic and foreign policy issues from advisers in Washington.

“Today I see many, many other men and women across our country 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,” Palin said.

In the same interview, Palin also reiterated her vice-presidential campaign stance that she had more experience than Mr. Obama for the job of running the country.

“Barack Obama had 150 days in the U.S. Senate where he was able to vote quite often ‘present,’ not have to make decisions, being one of many, not having to manage,” she said. His executive position now in the White House is as, whether he likes it or not, a manager. He has to make tough decisions. He has to be willing to fire people, though you don’t make any friends when you fire people and I know that first hand because I’ve had to do that. And you have to make tough decisions, and not dither on issues. You have to make quick decisions in many respects, and I think that President Obama, with all due respect, his lack of experience is really made manifest in the way that decisions are made in the White House today.”

Palin appeared on “Fox News Sunday.” She is a paid contributor to Fox News.

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