Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska and unsuccessful Republican vice presidential candidate, was the guest on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace” this morning. Wallace asked her if she is still thinking of running for president in 2012. Here is her reply:
You know, it really comes down to it not being about me or what I want or what I predict is going to happen. This is all about what the voters of America are in the mood for.
And if the voters of America are in the mood for a kind of unconventional, candid, honest public servant, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be me, but if that’s what they’re in the mood for, they’re going to let that be known and they’re going to help really propel and push that candidate forward. And then that candidate, of course, will make the decision whether to run or not. Don’t know if that’s going to be me, Chris. …
As I’ve always said, I’m not going to close any door that perhaps would be open. But you know, this is not about me. But I do appreciate the platform that I’ve been given, the opportunities that I have to be out there speaking to these good, hard-working, average, everyday, patriotic Americans who want to see the positive change in our country that they deserve.
Run, Sarah, run!