"I don't have any regrets [about not running]. I think the field is strong. Any would be better [than Obama]," former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight said in a TV interview on Justice with Jeanine from her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska.
In discussing her opinions about candidates at the bottom of the polls, Gov. Palin said, "I like Michele Bachmann. I felt for her and her money situation. The reality was, it was not her time this go-around." She added that her opinion was not about any of the candidates but from being a practical person. If the polls and the money are not there, it's better to "step aside and have your supporters coalesce around another candidate," she said.
Regarding Rick Perry and his poor numbers, Gov. Palin noted that New Hampshire is more to the left than South Carolina where she believes he will do better.
When asked about Gingrich calling Romney a liar, Gov. Palin said, "Republicans are not known for being sheeple and for going along to get along. I don't have a problem with aggressive campaigning, as long as it's fair." Gingrich had borne the brunt of a $17-million negative ad campaign and Gov. Palin supported his right to fight back. She added that each of the candidates would be using their own tactics and that the primary season would be "rough and tumble, which is as it should be."
Judge Pirro asked Gov. Palin if she thought that Michele Bachmann being the Tea Party candidate and having to step aside was a result of the Tea Party losing power or influence. Gov. Palin said, "Bachmann did not suffer because she is in the Tea Party. Her campaign staff did not do her justice...the Tea Party is still powerful and influential."
Gov. Palin twice said the mainstream media is going to take a hands-off approach to Mitt Romney - bolster him, then present him as the rich candidate out of touch with the working class during the general. On the second iteration, Gov. Palin said, "I can see what's coming."
She said that any of the candidates would be a better alternative to Obama's "failed socialist policies," his isolationism, his unconstitutional use of the recess appointment when Congress was not in recess, and the housing crisis.
Judge Pirro asked Gov. Palin what her husband Todd got her for Christmas. She likes to ice fish, so Todd bought her an ice auger.
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