FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Get ready for what could make an outstanding two years of television:
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Sarah Palin says she is seriously considering running for president in 2012.
The drop-out former governor of Alaska tells The New York Times Magazine that she's having discussions with her family about a potential run because she says they are "the most important consideration."
Palin says if she decides to run, she would need to bring more "trustworthy" strategists onto her team. She once again claims she was thrown under the bus by strategists on the campaign of GOP presidential candidate John McCain. She says she needs to be careful about who she lets into her inner circle.
Palin also takes a shot at what she calls the "lamestream media." Although she mainly appears as a paid contributor on the F-word network and communicates with the public via Twitter and Facebook, Palin insists she's "not avoiding anything or anybody," adding that she's "out there" and that she wants to talk about her record.
However, Palin acknowledges that one hurdle she'd have to face is proving that record: "That's the most frustrating thing for me - the warped and perverted description of my record and what I've accomplished over the last two decades."
She's right on this count. She's going to have to prove herself.
Several recent polls show more than half of Americans give Sarah Palin an unfavorable rating. According to Gallup, Palin's unfavorable number is at 52 percent - the highest ever. Another recent survey shows a whopping 67 percent see her as unqualified to be president.
Here’s my question to you: How can Sarah Palin convince people she is qualified to be president?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Andy in Vancouver writes:
The ship has sailed on that, Jack. She quit her job as governor, which would have been the only qualifier. She's all over reality TV, which will doom her chances of ever being taken seriously. And, she's ticked off the establishment in the GOP, so she has a lot of enemies. This is on top of the fact that her favorability rating in Alaska is far lower than the rest of the country – these are the people who know her best.
Mike in St. Paul, Minnesota writes:
She can freely admit that she is not qualified, which at least shows that she knows what the job entails.
Dan in New York writes:
Dear Jack, In a country where so many people believe President Obama is a Muslim, that there is no such thing as global warming, and the universe was created in six, twenty four hour days, convincing these same folks that Sarah Palin is qualified to be president should be a breeze.
Larry in Ohio writes:
Jack, Of course she can; Obama did!
Start talking about real issues and what she can do to make the country better for the people in it.
It is very sad to think that the best America has to offer as president is the likes of Sarah Palin. She ran out on her own state because of the pressure. Either that or she saw that reality shows, Fox News and giving political pep rallies paid more. Palin is in the game for Palin, not for you or me.
I am Canadian, and have begun to watch the most hilarious reality show ever: Palin is gonna "dance with the stars", use a little TLC, and "tweet" her way into the nomination. She will out-FOX you all. You betcha!
Answering this question is like answering the question: "If knees bent the other way, what would chairs look like?" I'm just baffled.