November 11th, 2008
11:21 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin not ruling out 2012 bid

Palin is considering a presidential bid over her own.
Palin is considering a presidential bid over her own.

(CNN) - As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin heads to Florida to attend the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Miami, she says she'd consider a run for the White House in 2012 or beyond.

Less than one week after the victory by Barack Obama and Joe Biden over the GOP ticket in the presidential election, John McCain's running mate is speaking out about her political future in national politics.

"Don't let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is and even if it's cracked up a little bit, maybe I'll just plow right on through that and maybe prematurely plow through it, but don't let me miss an open door. And if there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door," Palin said in an interview with Fox News Monday.

Palin will be with her fellow Republican governors on Wednesday and Thursday as they meet in Miami. In the crowd will be other possible contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Palin also sits down Wednesday for a one on one interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Tune into the Situation Room, starting at 4 pm ET Wednesday to see Wolf's candid conversation with Palin.


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soundoff (414 Responses)
  1. Josh

    why didn't they include the word "god" with the interview? She said that she was praying to god about this, not just saying it out in the open.

    November 11, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. jay

    Paaaaaaaaaaalinnnnnnn Paaaaalinnnn paaalinnn paalinn palin, relax slowly close your eyes, just imagine you are the president of African country, oh no no sorry president of America. 1, 2, 3, ...........................................10.

    Time is up please open your eyes slowly. Do you feel better. Please send my consulting fee of $1Mil. Next time you visit my office i will make you president of Alaska country. hehe

    November 11, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Sarah, Northern Colorado

    I hope she does run. Before her, SNL was getting pretty dry.

    November 11, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. Hucklecat

    Please stop talking about her. Either that, or highlight the fact that the Secret Service reports threats of violence towards Obama increased when she began her rogue "pallin around with terrorist" cry. She does not deserve respect or sympathy. She deserves censure.

    November 11, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. America

    America, watch out, dictatorship is coming under Obama!

    November 11, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. Joyus

    If this is the best the Repubs can do then... by all means... Go For It !

    Why are you guys still giving her air time? For Ratings? Please spare the public her hidious voice!

    Sarah is a witch and she will not stop until she gets her way! She is such a liar, John McCain said on Letterman that "He screwed up" and he was talking about his choice of VEEP!

    November 11, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  7. Limbaugh is my Saviour

    She has made herself President of Alaska.Right wingnut jobs welcome.

    November 11, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  8. Aja

    GOD HELP US ALL!!! Does she really think she even has a chance?!?! She obviously thinks she does, proving yet again what an idiot she is. If she were smart, she's stay away from the media and retreat into woods, never to be heard from again. She's keeps digging her poilitcal grave with every word that escapes her mouth!

    November 11, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  9. Paula

    Hearing she is considering a run in '12 is like waiting for the results of your cancer screening. It's like getting divorced and waiting to see if your ex is going to fight for custody.
    It's a scary black cloud that is looming over your head.... the thought that she could run for President, and possibly win!
    That is very frightening.
    I thought this nightmare threat of her running was over. Why won't she go away ?????????

    November 11, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  10. Amy

    Remember 4 years is a long time away. Who knows what could happen by then.

    But, if the Republican ticket happens to be Palin, I think that is the best news for Obama. Let's not put Mitt Romney or Ron Paul on the ticket (two people who know what they are talking about & would be more difficult to defeat) let's put Sarah Palin on the ticket. Obama would beat her in a landslide!

    What's even more frightening is the fact that 64% of Republicans said she was the one in 2012. I can now see why Republicans lost the election. Not a smart bunch of folks, if you ask me. Even Palin said she was shocked to see people actually voting for the Republican ticket after Bush's disasterous 8 years in office. Even Palin is calling her voters out on their stupidity.

    It's scary to see that there are sooo many stupid people out there!!

    November 11, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  11. average bob

    why would the republicans nominate her unless they wanted to lose? she is immensely unpopular

    November 11, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. pfunk

    LOL id vote for the chick playing her in that porno movie before id ever consider giving this joke a vote.

    November 11, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  13. Raymond

    Mrs. Palin.....Did you congratulate Mr. Obama YET??????????

    November 11, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
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