Congressman Steve King (R-IA) now says he believes that Sarah Palin will throw her hat into the ring for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. The four-term U.S. Representative also said that former Governor Palin is one of only a few political figures who could win his state's first-in-the-nation Republican caucuses.
Rep. King's statements reflect a change in opinion on his part regarding the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate:
King said Tuesday he initially thought Palin ended her political career when she resigned as governor last summer. But he said during a taping of an Iowa Public Television show that she's now in a far stronger position to succeed.The Iowa congressman also said that Gov. Palin's Going Rogue book tour has brought her widespread attention, and he praised her political instincts.
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