Sarah Palin isn't running for President, but she may be trying to influence how people vote. According to ABC News, Palin said that if she lived in South Carolina, she would vote for Newt Gingrich.

Palin said tonight she would vote for Gingrich “if I were a South Carolinian” — the closest she has come to an endorsement in this race.

Palin said tonight on “Sean Hannity” that she wants to see the race continue because “iron sharpens iron, steel sharpens steel.”

“These guys are getting better in their debates, they are getting more concise, they’re getting more grounded in what their beliefs are and articulating what their ideas are to getting the country back on the right track and getting Americans working again,” Palin said.

Hannity asked Palin if she was any closer to an endorsement of a presidential candidate.

“Well, I could tell you what I would do if I were a South Carolinian,” Palin told Hannity.

“That’s close to an endorsement,” Hannity said.

“If I had to vote in South Carolina, in order to keep this thing going I’d vote for Newt and I would want this to continue,” Palin said. “More debates, more vetting of candidates because we know the mistake made in our country four years ago was having a candidate that was not vetted, to the degree that he should have been so that we knew what his associations and his pals represented and what went into his thinking, the shaping of who our president today is.”

So Sarah Palin doesn't want to get tagged with endorsing anyone, but if she had to vote she would vote for Gingrich. I don't know how much weight Palin will carry when it comes to an endorsement or non-endorsement endorsement, but the question is should she weigh in or not? Do you like the fact that Palin seems to be getting into the middle of the GOP primary battle? Let us know in today's LFN Poll of the Day.