Obama Tells Barbara Walters: "I Don't Think Much About Sarah Palin"

Walters asks do you think you can beat Palin in 2012?


nytimes
It was just days ago that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told ABC’s Barbara Walters that she believed she could beat President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 matchup.

Obama said he is not giving much thought to the 2012 election. When asked if he thinks he could beat Sarah Palin in 2012, he replied, "I don't think much about Sarah Palin"

He dismissed thinking about that possibility. But he also offered a bit of respect for the one-time vice presidential candidate who has become a media superstar by writing two books, doing a reality TV show and harnessing social media.

Obviously, Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party and I respect those skills,” Mr. Obama said. “But I spend most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president. And my attitude has always been, from the day I started this job, that if I do a good job and if I’m delivering for the American people, the politics will take care of itself.
Mr. Obama added: “If I falter and the American people are dissatisfied, then I’ll have problems.