Sarah Palin challenges Obama to debate

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 16:57 EDT
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaking on Sept. 5, 2011. Photo: Flickr user rmarcn.
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Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday night challenged President Barack Obama to a debate.

“I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s ‘enemy of the week’ if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about,” she wrote on Facebook.

In a recent fundraising video, Obama’s re-election campaign used footage of Palin saying the president wanted to go back to the era of slavery.

“It is taken all these years for many Americans to understand that gravity, that mistake that took place before the Civil War, and why the Civil War had to really start changing America,” she said on Fox News. “What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.”

Palin said the “absurd” fundraising video took her remark “out of context” but was “quite telling.”

“It shows that our President sure seems fearful of discussing the economy, energy prices, and all the other problems people need addressed,” she wrote. “And intended or not, now that his ad opens up the discussion of Barack Obama’s radical past associations and the radical philosophy that shaped his ideas about his promised “fundamental transformation” of our country, I welcome the media to join ordinary Americans in finally vetting Barack Obama.”

[Image via Flickr user rmarcn, Creative Commons licensed]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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