Mitt Romney’s and Sarah Palin’s names surfaced in an exchange between Bill O’Reilly and David Letterman on Letterman’s tv show the other night. The following is video of the discussion (the exchange starts at the 2:00 minute mark):
LETTERMAN: What do you think? Would you vote for Mitt Romney, sir?
O’REILLY: Yeah, I think I might. It depends…. on what he’s going to run on, but he is the front-runner right now.
LETTERMAN: He’s the front-runner?
O’REILLY: I believe so.
LETTERMAN: Now here we have a string of folks who could be considered candidates — all work for your company, Fox News. Part-time governor Sarah Palin?
O’REILLY: Viable. She can raise the money.
LETTERMAN: Yes, but she’s not going to. You and I both know she’s not going to.
O’REILLY: She’s not going to raise the money?
LETTERMAN: No, she can raise money. That’s what she’s good at, but she’s not going to run.
O’REILLY: Why do you say that?
LETTERMAN: Because she knows, she went through a pretty ugly experience with John McCain. She knows that the second a person puts her hand on the Bible and takes the oath of office, the stock starts to drop. There’s just nothing you can do about it.
O’REILLY: I disagree.
LETTERMAN: And her brand would be damaged.
O’REILLY: I disagree. I think Sarah Palin knows she can win some early primaries, she can raise the money…
LETTERMAN: … no, not going to do it.
O’REILLY: And if she doesn’t see some competition standing in the way, she might give it a go.
LETTERMAN: Believe me, I wish she would.
O’REILLY: Why do you wish she would?
LETTERMAN: Because I think it would be entertaining.
O’REILLY: Sure, absolutely true. Big ratings for you and me.