Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin said Monday night that President Barack Obama’s refusal to move toward the political center was a lost opportunity.
“It’s a shame. it’s a lost opportunity,” Palin said during an interview with Fox Business’s Eric Bolling.
“He needs to go to the center and do what works, and that is to get back to free market economic principles,” she continued.
During a live interview with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Sunday, Obama said he hasn’t moved toward the center in order to raise his approval ratings as he launched his re-election bid.
“I’m the same guy,” he told O’Reilly in the much anticipated Super Bowl Sunday interview.
But the former Alaska governor said Obama’s remarks to O’Reilly show he doesn’t want to move to the center, saying he was “obstinately denying the need” for a political pivot.
“It’s not good for anybody in our country to hear our president obstinately denying the need to move to the center away from his far-left policies that are going to lead some kind of European-style socialist agenda that is going to destroy the economy,” Palin said.
Palin criticized the federal government for “screwing it up” when it comes to the economic recovery process.
“Governors are going to tackle this problem and not wait for the feds to try and fix anything,” she said. “Part of the reaction you are seeing with the governors having to cut the budget has to do with the fed messing things up.”