ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former Gov. Sarah Palin says she may run for president. Palin said on Fox News Sunday that she would consider a run in 2012 if she believes it's the right thing for the country and her family.
The statement comes a day after Palin gave the keynote address at a national convention of Tea Party activists in Nashville, Tenn. As she left the convention stage the crowd started chanting, "Run, Sarah, run!" Palin says it would be absurd for her not to consider it.
At the convention, she urged Tea Party supporters to get more involved, saying the movement is a call to action forcing both the Republican and Democratic parties to change the way they do business.
Palin touched on a number of issues including big government, health care reform and budget deficits -- and she repeatedly went after President Obama in sarcastic asides. Her sharpest attack was directed at his counterterrorism policy, specifically the handling of Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.