Former Alaska Governor Palin believes she can beat President Obama in 2012

November 18th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has proclaimed that she could beat U.S. President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential elections.

During an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, Palin said that she is “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.”

Walters asked her if she could you beat Barack Obama. “I believe so,” the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee said.

Earlier, Palin told the New York Times that she is considering a run for the presidency. “I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here,” Palin told NYT reporter Robert Draper.

“I know that a hurdle I would have to cross, that some other potential candidates wouldn’t have to cross right out of the chute, is proving my record,” the former Alaska governor told Draper.

“That’s the most frustrating thing for me — the warped and perverted description of my record and what I’ve accomplished over the last two decades. It’s been much more perplexing to me than where the lamestream media has wanted to go about my personal life. And other candidates haven’t faced these criticisms the way I have,” she said.

In the most recent Gallup poll about the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Palin tied with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee for second place with 16 per cent support, both behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with 19 percent of support.

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