sarah palin newsweek Sarah Palin basically tells Newsweek she's running for president in 2012

It’s possible that no one has ever spent more time beating around the bush. And while Sarah Palin‘s “I Can Win” Newsweek cover story might seem like an overdue admission that she’s running for president in the 2012 election — it’s not.

“I believe that I can win a national election,” she says in the opening of the article. “I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around… but I do believe that I can win.”

But she says she’s still not settled on running yet. The determining factor will be how jazzed she can get her husband and five children about a campaign and possible move to the White House.

“If it came down to the family just saying, ‘Please, Mom, don’t do this,’ then that would be the deal-killer for me,” she says. “Your family’s gotta be in it with you.”

One member of the Palin clan who’s game for the run is the second most famous one. “Bristol wants me to run for president,” she tells Newsweek. “But we’re still thinking about it. I’m still thinking about it.”

Expect to read and hear a lot about her thinking about it until she makes it official sometime in the next nine months.

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell