Palin Says She Could Beat Obama in 2012

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Sarah Palin is hitting the road for a new book tour, but is it also the road that could lead to the White House?

She told ABC News and The New York Times that she's seriously considering a run for the presidency, despite near-constant carping from the mainstream media.

In a segment of Palin's interview released by ABC News, Palin told Barbara Walters that she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012. ABC will air the interview on Dec. 9.

"I'm looking at the lay of the land now, and, and trying to figure that out, if it's a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family, if it's a good thing," the former GOP vice-presidential candidate said.

The former Alaska governor also told a reporter for a profile in an upcoming edition of The New York Times Magazine of her presidential aspirations.

"I am," Palin told Robert Draper. "I'm engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here," she said.

"She has to decide if is she going to make her life as a celebrity and take that path or is she going to get serious about politics and government," ABC News commentator Cokie Roberts explained.

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