Palin on 2012 GOP Field
Former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin sat down with “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace to discuss the Republican presidential field, President Obama’s chance for reelection, and the current state of the tea party movement.
The former Alaskan governor was in Washington, DC, to be the keynote speaker for the annual CPAC conference. In her speech, Palin called out establishment conservatives. When asked who she was speaking about she explained that it was anyone for the “status quo” or more government. On the Tea Party freshmen members of Congress, who have not had a big role in either house, Palin said she “would like to see them in leadership positions.”
Recently the unemployment rate has ticked down and the president’s approval numbers have ticked up. Many have seen this as a concrete example of how the president will be the favorite heading into November. Palin disagreed by saying, “you ask those 13 million Americans who can’t find a job… they’ll tell you that no, this president and his failed policies should not be favored to win reelection.”
On Saturday Mitt Romney won the Maine Caucuses, ending a recent string of electoral losses. Palin said of Romney, “I think he’s a great candidate.”
Overall Palin stressed that the current field of Republican candidates need to, “all four of them, they need to quit beating each other up.” She continued, “We need to hear from our candidates, solutions. What is their plan?… the discussion needs to continue until we hear that.”
Finally, HBO is set to release their film “Game Change,” which is about the 2008 general election. Actress Julianne Moore plays Governor Palin. When asked what she thought of the impression, Palin replied, “We’re going to call that the Sarah Palin employment act and you guys need to thank me for employing more people, probably, in their imitations of Sarah Palin than the president has put Americans to work.”