Palin on 2012: ‘I do have the fire in my belly’

The question remains — will former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin run for president, or won’t she?

In a Thursday appearance on “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, host Greta Van Sustren asked Palin if she had the “fire in the belly’ for such a run, especially after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced he would not be running in 2012 on his Saturday night show.

Palin’s response: She does indeed.

“That’s a great question,” Palin said. “I think my problem is that I do have the fire in my belly. I am so adamantly supportive of the good traditional things about America and our free enterprise system and I want to make sure America is put back on the right track and we will do that by defeating Obama in 2012. I have that fire in my belly.”

However, Palin pointed out there are obstacles to making a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, primarily family concerns.

“It’s a matter for me of practical, pragmatic decisions that have to be made,” Palin said. “One is, with a large family, understanding the huge amount of scrutiny and the sacrifices that have to be made on my children’s part in order to see their momma run for president. But yeah the fire in the belly — it is there.”

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