Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is predicting that Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012. And he thinks she can win the Iowa Republican caucuses.
“I think we’ll see her in Iowa,” said King, in an appearance on Iowa Public Television. “There are a good number of people who could win the Iowa caucuses and I would put her in the top five or so who would be in a good position to do so.”
King also revisited comments he made this past July, when he was puzzled by Palin’s resignation as Governor of Alaska. “I thought she had made a career decision that would be hard to bounce back from,” King now says. “It looks like she’s bounced back from it and gone from there.”
King made it clear that he is not endorsing anybody yet — but he also hinted that he could end up endorsing early in the race. King cited his experience when he endorsed Fred Thompson in the final weeks of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, only to see Thompson lose badly. “I learned from it,” said King. “I think that I should have made an endorsement earlier in the presidential race.”