While you’re adjusting to the notion of a possible Newt Gingrich campaign 2012 blitz, it might be time to start preparing for some Palin-for-president action as well. She hasn’t yet said she’ll make a break for the White House, but judging by this interview with the BBC posted Monday, Sarah Palin is certainly not ruling it out at this point. —KA
Sarah Palin, one of the best known and most controversial figures in American politics, told BBC Newsnight she was weighing up whether the US was ready for an “unconventional” presidential candidate like her.
“You run the race to win the race. That’s for sure.”
Speaking in Alaska, the state’s former governor said if she did decide to run she would be fully committed.
But the cost together with whether voters were ready to make a win a reality, were issues she still needed to think about.
“Obama has already said he’s going to spend a billion dollars (£615.4m) on this race, so money is certainly going to be a consideration,” Sarah Palin told me.