Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t one for divulging the tactical details of her (potential) future political plans. In fact, the 2008 vice-presidential contender is known for leaving much to the imagination when it comes to future electoral prospects. Last year, she made fans wait quite a while before announcing that she wouldn’t be seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
On Wednesday, on FOX Business’ “Follow the Money,” Palin told Eric Bolling she “would do whatever [she] could to help,” leaving the door open to any and all possibilities should a brokered convention take form later this year.
Mediaite recaps the discussion:
Sarah Palin was the first guest on the first episode of Follow the Money, so it seemed natural for Eric Bolling to bring Palin back for his final show. In an extensive interview that began with Bolling asking Palin to explain how her life has changed since becoming Sen. John McCain‘s running mate and culminated with Palin noting that “all bets are off” as to who can be nominated in a brokered convention — something she considers a real possibility.
Palin specifically talked about the fact that the Republican Party is lacking intense enthusiasm for any one candidate, although she maintained that all four contenders have strengths. Additionally, she reiterated the respect she has for each GOP leader vying for the ticket.
Predictably, Bolling asked Palin about her future plans. As is usually the case, she kept her answer vague.
“I cannot predict what will happen in the future, but I know I’ve got the fire in my belly to try to help,” she maintained. “If that involved running for public office at some point in the future, I’m game for that.”
Then, Bolling went on to ask what Palin would be willing to do if one candidate doesn’t secure enough delegates and the primary process ends with a brokered convention.
“Well, for one, I think that it could get to that…if it had to be…closed up today, the whole nominating process, then we would be looking at a brokered convention,” Palin said. “Nobody is quite there yet, so I think that months from now, if that is the case, all bets are off as to who it will be, willing to offer up themselves up in their name in service to their country. I would do whatever I could to help.”
See Palin and Bolling address these issues, below:
Palin also dropped by FOX News’ “The Five” yesterday, surprising viewers and the show’s hosts (including Bolling), alike:
Palin’s appearance on “Following the Money” marks the end of the program, as FOX Business has cancelled its entire prime-time lineup.