When asked by ABC News for an upcoming interview, airing December 9th, whether she thought she could beat President Obama in 2012, Governor Sarah Palin said she’s pretty sure she could. Seems like some sort of fightin’ words and excellent content for a post.

Story from Bloomberg:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said she believes she could beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election and is considering whether to run.

Palin said in an ABC News interview that she’s “looking at the lay of the land” for a possible presidential bid and “trying to figure that out, if it’s a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family.”

When asked whether she could beat Obama, Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, replied, “I believe so.”

ABC released excerpts from the interview scheduled to be broadcast on Dec. 9.

Honestly what would she have said? She wouldn’t state that she didn’t think she could beat him whether she’s decided to run in 2012 or not. I’m not convinced she’s decided to run in 2012 as I stated in the previous Palin post, however, clearly she’s aligning the stars in a manner which would allow her to hit the ground running if she indeed does announce a 2012 candidacy. The liberals will go nuts over this statement, as expected, which I find amusing.

In the ABC News interview she said she’s still deciding on whether to run:

In a separate interview with the New York Times published today, Palin, 46, said she is still considering whether to run for president in 2012 and “having that discussion” with her family about it.

I tend to believe that statement since I have great admiration for Sarah Palin and I believe she will weigh a decision to run in 2012 very heavily.