Palin in 2012? ‘It Would Be Awesome,’ Bristol Says

May 5, 2010 12:06pm

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports:

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, said today “it would be awesome” if her mom ran for president and gave an early endorsement of a potential Palin 2012 campaign in a debut appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

“I would love to see that. Definitely, I would” go along with it, she said.

Palin, 19, a paid spokesperson for Candie’s Foundation, appeared on the show as part of a campaign to reduce teenage pregnancies.

She first burst into the national spotlight in September 2008 when at the opening of the Republican National Convention it was announced that she was pregnant at 18 and engaged to her then boyfriend Levi  Johnston.  The two have since split.

The Palins continue to advocate for abstinence as a solution to the country’s teenage pregnancy problem. 

“It’s not just affecting me now; it affects me for my whole life,” Palin said of her choice to have sex, resulting in pregnancy. “It’s not the best situation.”

Palin also tried to dispel the impression that she may have it easy as a single, teenage mom who is part of a famous family.

“I live by myself. I’m out on my own,” she said. “My family is not at my disposal. I’m a single mom.”

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