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Sarah Palin On 2012: 'Thank Goodness The Field Is Not Yet Set'

Sarah Palin 2012

First Posted: 07/11/11 12:09 AM ET Updated: 09/09/11 06:12 AM ET

While Sarah Palin isn't letting any details slip on any plans she may have in the works to run for president in the next election cycle, that's not stopping her from sounding off on the state of the Republican presidential primary field.

In an interview published online on Sunday, Newsweek's Peter Boyer asks the former Alaska governor for her take on the fact that some within the Republican party are looking for another candidate to emerge who's not already in the current pool of GOP contenders.

"It suggests that the field is not set," Palin explained. "Thank goodness the field is not yet set. I think that there does need to be more vigorous debate. There needs to be a larger field. And there's still time. There's still months ahead, where more folks can jump in and start articulating their positions."

As for whether she could potentially jump into the GOP primary mix, Palin said, "I'm not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around." She added, "But I do believe that I can win."

The former governor suggested that whether or not she decides to launch a campaign for the White House comes down to how her family feels about the matter. Boyer, however, offers a rundown on where members of the Palin clan appear to stand on a potential run and, it seems that Palin's children, as well as Todd, stand behind her political ambitions.

Click here to read more on what Palin told Newsweek.

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