New York: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the he is focusing on his present job and does not think about facing Republican former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Obama`s comment came a week after Palin had said recently that she could beat Obama in the 2012 election. "I don`t think about Sarah Palin," Obama said, in a television interview with ABC, which will air on Friday.
"Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party and I respect those skills," the President said.
"But I spend most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president. And my attitude has always been, from the day I started this job, that if I do a good job and if I`m delivering for the American people, the politics will take care of itself," he added.
In an interview with ABC last week, the 2008 Republic candidate for Vice President, said "I believe so" when asked "If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?"
Palin said that she was "looking at lay of land and trying to figure out if it was a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family."
The former Alaska governor has won herself a large fan base, which has grown rapidly in the past year. She has been in the spotlight for writing a best-selling biography and endorsing several of the Republican candidates that won in the mid-term election including Indian-American Nikki Haley.