Here is video of Mitt Romney on with Jay Leno last night where he discussed Sarah Palin with Leno. Romney called Palin a “qualified, capable person” who is influential “in my party.”
Leno asked Romney as a former Governor if could have ever envisioned himself “quitting” during his term as Governor the way Sarah Palin did. Romney responded that, “No” he could not, because he “loved the job” of being Governor. “But she had her reasons,” he said.
Romney closed his remarks about Palin by saying there is no way he is going to say anything negative about Palin because: “Did you see what she did to the Halibut on her show the other night? I’m not in for that.”
It’s pretty obvious there is very little doubt that Romney is running in 2012.