November 17th, 2010
05:12 PM ET

Could Palin beat Obama?

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – In a yet to be aired interview, Sarah Palin said she believes it would be possible for her to beat President Obama if she ran for President.

During an interview for an upcoming Barbara Walters special, Palin said "I believe so," when Walters asked Palin "If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?"

"I'm 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," Palin said.

Palin appears to be inching the ball ever slightly toward acknowledging she is seriously thinking about running for president next year.

In a lengthy interview for a profile in this weekend's New York Times magazine, the former Alaska governor flatly said she is considering launching a White House bid and is currently in discussions about the possibility with her family and trusted allies.

"I'm engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here," she said in the interview with journalist Robert Draper, now posted on the New York Times Web site.

Palin – who currently operates with only a handful aides, most of whom have little experience running a national campaign – also said she might need to bring more strategists into her fold to help communicate her record.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Derrick El

    I don't think she is ready!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  2. Darryl

    No. Sarah is in thr right position, cheerleader for the republican party. The republicans need to run someone against Obama who is a serious contender. Sarah is not taken seriously.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm |