Though he wasn't hooked up to a polygraph at the time, The Hill quotes Mitt Romney as saying Monday it would be "great" for Sarah Palin to run for president in 2012:
"She would be a great thing for the Republican primary process," said Romney, a 2008 presidential candidate and a potential candidate again in 2012. "It'd be a good thing for her to get in."The story goes on cite a sham ABC News/Washington Post poll (which oversampled Democrats and independents, each by double digit percentages over Republicans) in an attempt to marginalize Gov. Palin. Stupid Media Tricks: a biased lamestream media outlet cites a poll cooked by other biased lamestream media outlets in a pitiful attempt to lend credibility to the narrative they are collectively trying to push. Sorry, guys and girls. That dog is too old and lame to hunt anymore.
Romney, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) have all rallied around Palin, who on Sunday night condemned suggestions that GOP operatives in Washington were looking to stall any potential presidential aspirations she might have.
"The story is nonsense. Because first of all I know Sarah Palin pretty well, and if she wants to run there's not going to be any Washington elites stopping her," Romney told conservative talker Laura Ingraham on Monday on her radio show.
A spokesman for Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, another possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate, said Palin deserves credit and thanks for her work for the Republican Party.
"We're all on the same team, and anonymously sourced stories that try and divide us exemplify one reason why Americans outside the beltway hold D.C. in such contempt," said Alex Conant, the Pawlenty spokesman.
Palin is seen as a potential candidate in 2012, and she's started the process of opening the door to running in two years by saying she would enter the race if there were no other good candidates involved.
While Romney could be an opponent for the GOP nomination, it makes sense for he and others to support her now given Palin's power with grassroots conservative voters who will play a large role in determining the 2012 Republican nominee for president.