Sarah Palin Considering 2012 Bid – Thinks War with Iran would help Obama’s re-election
February 8, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Speaking with “Fox News Sunday, current Republican darling Sarah Palin said that “it would be absurd” for her to rule out running for president and that she would consider a 2012 bid if she thought it would be right for America. Staying on message with her address (scribbled on her left hand) this weekend at the first convention of the grassroots Republican Tea Party movement, where she heaped scorn on President Barack Obama, she said Sunday that the policies he has pursued had all but guaranteed he would fail to win reelection. Palin speaking with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, said she doesn’t think Obama would be re-elected if he ran today, but things could change if he would “toughen up” on national security. The former Governor of Alaska believes that declaring war on Iran could help the president get re-elected.“Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decided really to come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do. That changes the dynamics in what we can assume is going to happen between now and three years.”
Palin clarified that she doesn’t think that Obama would cynically “play the war card” to help his 2012 bid. “I’m saying if he did, things would dramatically change if he decided to toughen up and do all that he can to secure our nation and our allies,” she said.
Palin told Chris Wallace that she wasn’t ruling out the possibility of running for office. “I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future,” she said. Palin dismissed a poll that shows her running ahead of other potential Republican presidential nominees, but said she would consider a bid in 2012.
“I would. I would if I believed that that is the right thing to do for our country and for the Palin family,” she said.