Sarah Palin is boasting that she is certain that she can win the presidency in 2012. The obvious question, of course, is then why hasn't she entered the race?
Newsweek magazine put Palin on the cover of this week's issue. It also posed her on a dock in Alaska (left).
In an extensive interview "that lasted late into the night" according to the author, Palin said it is time for a change in the White House.
“The people of America are desperate for positive change, and deserving of positive change, to get us off of this wrong track,” she said. “I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around. But I do believe that I can win.”
So, will she run?
"I'm still thinking about it," she said.
And why wouldn't she run?
"Family. If it came down to the family just saying, ‘Please, Mom, don’t do this,’ then that would be the deal-killer for me, because your family’s gotta be in it with you.”
Palin predicts that even if she doesn't get into the race, other Republicans will.
“It suggests that the field is not set. Thank goodness the field is not yet set. I think that there does need to be more vigorous debate. There needs to be a larger field. And there’s still time. There’s still months ahead, where more folks can jump in and start articulating their positions.”