GOP Chairman 'Very Satisfied' with Candidate Field

By the Associated Press | September 15, 2011 | 7:30 AM EDT

Newly elected Republican Bob Turner, right, stands beside RNC Chairman Reince Priebus at a press conference after winning former Congressman Anthony Weiner's (D) house seat in a special election, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in the Manhattan borough of New York. The novice politician and retired broadcasting executive billed his win in a heavily democratic district as a warning to President Obama and his 2012 re-election bid. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Republican Party says he's "very satisfied" with the GOP presidential field and that it's not too late for another candidate to join the race.

Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) tells ABC's "Good Morning America" show that it's normal for there to be "a lot of shots" among candidates in the primary season. He declines to say whether he thinks Sarah Palin will be a factor, but says "we're going to have a rigorous primary."

Pressed in the interview to distinguish among the Republican hopefuls, Priebus says, "I can't take sides, but what I can do is make sure we make Barack Obama a one-term president and save our economy."

Priebus argues that "our country is in the ditch and I think our president put us there."