In an upcoming interview, President Obama will be asked whether he could beat Sarah Palin in 2012 and will tell Barbara Walters:
"I don't think about Sarah Palin. Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party and I respect those skills, 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."
"A Barbara Walters Special: A Thanksgiving Visit with President and Mrs. Obama" will air at 10:00 PM ET, Friday, and takes place in the White House.
During an interview to be aired at 10:00 PM, December 9, on "Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People," Sarah Palin will say, "I believe so," when asked by Walters, "If you ran for President, could you beat President Obama?"
The post's photo came from CBS' Political Hotsheet.