Sarah Palin: I'll Run If Nobody Else Steps Up

100923_sarah_palin_waving_ap_328Editor’s Note – Every time there’s a slight indication that Sarah Palin might decide to run for president, the critics crawl out of the woodwork, on both the left and the right. 

Suddenly, when faced with this prospect, the bar is raised to monumental levels.  One has to wonder where were these standards in ’08 when the Democrats were offering up a one term Senator from Illinois who had accomplished very little outside of academia.

If we were to really be honest, Palin’s resume trumps that of Obama, with few exceptions.  One being his Harvard education.  This fact alone, coupled with his extreme far left views, seems to be enough to qualify him in the eyes of many.  So, how’s that working out for ya’?

The truth of the matter is that Sarah Palin is the only one on the national stage right now that will go to DC and reform that cesspool we fondly know as the federal government.  She will not be beholden to the power structure inside the Beltway, nor the special interests and their endless flow of cash.  We can be sure Palin will put what’s best for the people of this country first, just as we saw her do in Alaska. 

For that reason alone, should she decide to run, she can count on not only running against the radical far left, which includes most media outlets in this country and the entertainment industry, she can also count on spirited opposition from the right as well – probably the best indication that she’s the right woman for the job.


Sarah Palin: I’ll Run If Nobody Else Steps Up

By Andy Barr

Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin gave her strongest indication yet that she may run for president Wednesday night, saying she would jump into the race if “nobody else were to step up” with the proposals she wants to see.

Palin’s recent trip to Iowa has increased speculation that she may run for the Republican nomination in 2012, and she has seemed more open to the possibility in recent interviews.

Asked by Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren what “would be a reason to run” during an interview Wednesday night, Palin laid out her criteria:

“A reason to run is if nobody else were to step up with the solutions that are needed to get the economy back on the right track and to be so committed to our national security that they are going to do all that they can, including fighting those on the extreme left who seem to want to dismantle some of our national security tools that we have in place,” Palin said.

“If nobody else wanted to step up, Greta, I would offer myself up in the name of service to the public,” Palin added. “But I also know that anybody — anybody — can make a huge difference in this country without a title, without an office, just being out there as an advocate for solutions that can work to get the country on the right track. And that’s where I am now.”

Palin said she is currently in a “comfortable place” and said that if “my candidacy wasn’t good for my family, if it wasn’t good for the common sense conservative agenda that needs to be adhered to, then certainly I wouldn’t run.”

“I don’t need the title,” she insisted. “I don’t need … any kind of self-gratification or personal power- seeking of my own to run for office.”

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