Sarah Palin: ‘Of Course’ I’m Interested In Running For President In 2016

January 23, 2015 5:19 p.m.

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told ABC News on Thursday that “of course” she is interested in running for president in 2016.

“Of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested,” the former Alaska governor said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Salvation Army.

Palin stepped back when the reporter asked directly if she was going to run, saying that the Republican candidate “doesn’t necessarily have to be me.” But, she added, she would be “happy to drive that competition.”

She also said that Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic candidate to beat, and added: “We definitely had enough of seeing that — America has had enough of seeing that — sign on the Oval Office door saying, ‘No Girls Allowed.'”

Palin is slated to appear at the Iowa Freedom Summit alongside potential Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Saturday.

Watch below, courtesy of Nightline:

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