Can Palin Win?
Bus tour fuels 2012 run speculation
- Duration 7:17
- Date May 30, 2011
Bus tour fuels 2012 run speculation
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We're gonna -- you right now a live look at the bus that Sara Palin will be taken her one nation -- and it is just rolling into Washington outside the national archives and we may hear from her today.
She's been bit mum about her schedule showing up at the rolling thunder rally yesterday -- -- much of an announcement ahead of time answering some questions shaking a lot of hands certainly.
Giving her thoughts about the troops as we remember all of them and their families this weekend.
And -- appearances without a doubt a fueling speculation that she will make a run for the White House the question is whether or not she'd win.
Take a listen to what her former running mate Senator John McCain had to say in a FOX News Sunday exclusive.
Of course she can she can now whether she will not -- -- -- run or not I don't know.
But you know a lot of things happen in campaigns -- you remember I was written off a couple of times and we -- able to come back so.
There's going to be a roller coaster ride for all of them before we finally arrived product that our nominee and bush is certainly is a major factor.
And I believe that she can be very competitive.
-- let's let's listen in to see if by the former governor is speaking she gets.
Thank you love America.
Act act act.
That we are -- yeah.
Into our charters of liberty will be doing today.
And our historical sites that night we thought -- -- to be who I am so many Americans might make sure you highlight.
Think -- has family vacation on.
-- that it will only be one.
And learn how -- immediately lot of good folks are ready I'm -- didn't this week error on is to highlight America's foundation and that's.
NIC we get need to do bring family along for the ride but making sure that -- Are aware where America he probably how it is that's.
We have built -- -- in the and the most exceptional nation and how important it is -- -- what is it about America we're gonna highlight some ignites an honest it's gonna be happier than others are happy.
-- out fat.
-- -- not -- this.
Right you do not come at this point.
-- we hear you out.
Wow securities says that's enough no more questions.
But what we did hear from Sarah Palin just now is that she wants to emphasize that she visits these historic sites.
The foundation of our nation where we've come from among cause I heard someone scream out move America -- worked.
Can she will shape.
Bob Beckel worked in president Carter's White House and as of Fox News contributor.
Joining us as well Angela McGlowan a fox political analysts and a contributor as well and good morning to both the view.
Good morning it's good timing because we just happen to catch Sarah Palin getting off the bus we were waiting to see where will this bus go what -- she say what will she do.
Bob over the weekend Senator John McCain says if she chooses to run she certainly could win why.
The question is what else is he gonna say I mean he's he did -- -- from vice president and that meant something happened to him that he thought you qualified to be president.
Now this guy's taken three years -- heat over the selection and but of course -- gonna continue to defend and he has no option but to do that do I think he really think she could win I don't think he really.
Think she can win but I will say this can you imagine the other Republican nominees are repeat run for president at this morning.
You think Rick Santorum would get this kind of attention you that I read this woman.
Absolutely sucked out -- and three blocks from where she is and I feel the air coming out of this room.
I thought I mean it's just it's amazing.
Right -- I don't think that being at a big and McCain is defending Sarah Palin chicken stand -- -- Bob let me she's a darling of the Tea Party.
She's a darling of that social conservative movement.
And I agree with Senator McCain she could.
When -- nomination she is a factor but Sarah Palin can stand on our own and Bob citizen need John McCain to defend.
-- -- what about independent voters though it seems to me they'll play a key role in the 2012 election.
They played a key role in electing Barack Obama and independents want solutions and -- out can she attract the mainstream voter.
Can she attract independent so that they same -- Jamie -- helpful when the nomination.
Could go against our running against Barack Obama and I can't see Sarah Palin changing her stance with the Tea Party and with social conservative -- -- could be up.
And chose not to.
And one of them is Mitt Romney.
And Sarah Palin's right there at number two.
Ron Paul who's won an incredible grassroots effort in every election he's ever put his name into.
Is number three and then Newt Gingrich is announced as well number four.
-- where Mitt Romney is concern when you look at him vs Sarah Palin.
Bob the question really is about Romney care and Obama care.
And he's -- already come out right in front to talk about that do you think he's been successful is that the right strategy.
To distinguish himself on the issue of health care what.
I -- had a choice of any had to defend what he did he was governor and he signed the bill but I think it's gonna be a problem -- he -- -- to be a problem horrible luck.
As far that -- concerned he would love to see Sarah Palin administration get as much of lose she possibly can because somebody is gonna challenge Romney.
Assuming Romney now when New Hampshire he -- he's -- but.
But let's assume that he does any remains the -- nominal front runner.
She makes everybody else and that racial divisions significant and the other thing I'd say is that the Republicans in modern times -- last fifty years.
Have always had a front runner -- in the forty to 50% above market this stage of the game.
Being down to 70% is not exactly would you call a secure progress.
Excellent what are what are the names that we haven't heard then do you see others jumping into the ring who -- you watching.
I'm watching Bachmann and of course I listen I wish that Chris Christie would -- -- he's still saying you know he's not ready to be president.
But if he would John and and if you would win the nomination and -- a rubio as a running mate or -- Hank I think that that would be a good entertained but.
Asked Mitt Romney wanting Sarah Palin and that stat freshman of the Republican Party is afraid of Sarah Palin I don't think Mitt Romney wants -- to jump in.
He is the establishment's favorite.
But the bottom line is this Sarah Palin represents the Tea Party and the Tea Party the game changer and a Republican nomination.
We'll have to -- whether you think that that pans out actually and I.
And I just wanted to say all the people who say they aren't running -- watching to see whether or not they would take -- number number two spot because a lot of them could raise money and could have raised votes we'll have to wait you say.
Bob Beckel Angela McGlowan always great to talk to both of you thanks so much.