Palin on 2012 Run: 'I'd Give It a Shot'
If it's what the people want, she says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2010 10:59 PM CDT
Sarah Palin speaks during the Republican Party of Iowa's Ronald Reagan Dinner, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(Newser) – Add this to the will-she or won't-she debate: Sarah Palin tells Fox News that she'd be willing to "give it a shot" if the public wanted her to run for president in 2012. "If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up ... and if they happen to think I was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course I would give it a shot."

This comes, of course, on the same day Palin traveled to Iowa to address a GOP fundraiser. She used most of her speech there to tell Republicans they have to stop whining and unite behind the winning insurgent candidates, notes Politico. “The time for primary debate is over," she said. "It’s time for unity now.” Palin didn't address her 2012 plans, except as a joke, adds AP: If she put on her running shoes, she said, headlines would read, "Palin in Iowa, decides to run." Earlier today, none other than Robert Gibbs speculated that she's in Iowa mainly to test her presidential prospects. More Palin news here.