Asked about the state of the race, the former Alaska governor described it as "quite volatile." When Hannity brought up the questions about Mitt Romney's conservatism, Gov. Palin acknowledged that the former Massachusetts governor was "attempting to answer" them, but pointed out that the latest poll numbers reflect that he is "not connecting" with many conservative GOP primary voters. The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said that she was "anxious to hear in the next debate" more from Romney, as well as the other candidates, real solutions to the nation's problems.
Hannity inquired, as he has before other key primary contests, who Gov. Palin would vote for if she lived in Michigan. This time, she said that she doesn't know who she would vote for. The governor reiterated that she wants the process to continue.
As to what Rick Santorum is going through as the perceived front-runner, Palin said the attacks by Mitt Romney, the left, and the media are making him tougher and more focused. As someone who has taken more of her fair share of hits from those same quarters, she added, "I respect that."
When Hannity steered the conversation to the possibility of a brokered or open convention and asked if she would accept a draft, Sarah Palin simply said, "The establishment will never come to me." She said Republican should not "be afraid" of a brokered convention.
Asked if she had any advice for Newt Gingrich, the governor observed that in recent days Newt has been focused on Obama's "failed policies" and encouraged the other candidates to follow that example by contrasting the president's policies with their own. She opined that they should stress the links between energy and prosperity and between energy and national security, something Gingrich has been doing.
On Santorum's remarks that the devil has singled out America, she remarked that the leftist media always attacks those who proclaim their faith. Gov. Palin urged Santorum not to back down and added that his surrogates should be publicly supporting him on the controversy. The media, she said "makes me sick."
Hannity asked her if she had any advice for Mitt Romney, and the Mama Grizzly replied that he should call out the media and the left, especially on energy issues.
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