November 11th, 2008
11:21 AM ET
6 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. Kathy

    Please don't bother Sarah. It's funny how you think you are intelligent enough to be anything more than a hometown beauty queen who was hot enough to pull votes from horny old men. Stay home honey and take care of your kids because if you don't you will find you will have a lot more out of wedlock grandchildren.

    November 11, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. sam fred

    only reason she is still in the news-> she is the britney spears of politics, people just don't get tired of getting embarssed of her follies, I mean come on america you have better leaders to follow and worship.

    November 11, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  3. BJGT

    Sarah, this is God speaking. Shut the door!

    November 11, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. grahame

    SARAH IN THIS WORLD OF INTERNET AND INSTANT INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD. THE ENTIRE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT YOU.
    YOU ARE THE JOKE OF THE ELECTION AND GUESS WHAT, PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER HOW YOU LIED FOR MANY MANY YEARS, FAR MORE THAN 2012 AND BEYOND TO 2016

    CAN YOU HEAR ME SARAH? THE WHOLE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT YOU.

    November 11, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. KJL

    She started running for president half way through John McCain's campaign. She will stop at nothing in her quest for power, and will trample anyone in her path with her spiked heels.

    Sarah Palin has one – and only one – thing in common with Hillary Clinton, and it's a sense of entitlement, as though the good lord himself applied a stamp of approval.

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  6. MEP

    Love her use of the verb" plough". So perfect . So evocative. So Sarah.

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Christopher

    LMFAO!!!! yeah she should run...so that more Democrats can be elected. The only person who really thinks she is capable of being president is her. GEESH!

    GO-AWAY PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. Riaz

    Oh yea... does she hope that she will get thru the primaries with her kind of knowledge.. it will take her few attempts like may be 12 years for her graduation... They will rip her about her performance in this election. she needs more time may be 12 years....

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  9. Rob

    Train wreck.

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. political junkie

    Yes – and I heard one pundit say that '80% of Repubs would be
    for it – and 100% of Democrats would be for it!'
    In other words, she would make it a slam dunk for Democrats!!

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  11. Glenn

    Shouldn't she be running her State? If I took this much time off I'd be fired.

    November 11, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  12. Sarahisamoron

    Please make this hypocritical , lying , stupid broad go away. She is a joke , a big joke

    November 11, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. sue

    For McCain...You can see now what a BIG MISTAKE you did for your campaign!

    November 11, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  14. Jean, Indiana

    Palin is the dumbest politician in America. She can run all she want's too. However, we Americans are not stupid enough to vote for her. She really needs to stay in Alaska and read some books.

    November 11, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  15. political junkie

    And Repubs – get over it! Just the fact that YOU voted
    BUSH into office – not once – but twice – gives YOUR
    opinion absolutely NO CREDIBILITY!

    November 11, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  16. joe

    I think Sarah Palin is simly not qualified. She needs to go to language school and polish her english. If she thinks she is qualified then she is joking. McCain took a gamble for an inept candidate and he pays for it in defeat. My advise to Palin is that do not attempt contesting come 2012 because in the primary you will loose in your home state of Alaska. Just stay where you are,infact there is the chance that you will loose your re-election as governor even if contest. America is more than what you think.

    November 11, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. grahame

    THE ONLY OPEN DOOR I WISH YOU TO GO THROUGH IS THE OUTSIDE PRIVY. PLEASE STAY THERE

    November 11, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  18. dd

    Yes...by all means, Sarah...run in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    With you on the ticket, we can be guaranteed another 4 years of Obama and sensible leadership!!!!

    November 11, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  19. Sue Bergfalk

    It's unfortunate that Mrs. Palen feels that she can possibly run for president in 2012. She is clearly not an intelligent woman and hopefully there are much smarter republicans available to run. If not, and the republican party would even consider her, the message to Americans is that the only viable party is the democratic one.

    November 11, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  20. Jean, Indiana

    Palin is the dumbest politician in America. She can run for election all she want's too. However, we Americans are not stupid enough to vote for her. She really needs to stay in Alaska and read some books. The woman is uneducated.

    November 11, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  21. Randy, San Francisco

    Palin's run for the presidency will be a disaster for the GOP. Her anti-intellectual and cultural war positions will be a loser.

    November 11, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  22. Sarahisamoron

    Everytime this woman speaks I think of SNL and Amy Pohle looking at her like what the ? This is the most ridiculous human being to think she is anything but an airbrain. I will do everything in my power to keep her away from the white house if the GOP is so stupid to give her any serious consideration. Are people this dumb? Maybe she should start taking care of her kids? They dont seem to like college. Doesnt the 7 year old EVER go to SCHOOL?

    November 11, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  23. Ephrem Prudencio

    Hi,

    Now we have to hear about Sarah Palin again and again, ok.... Now that election is over, could you make sure Senator Jonh McCain tells us how he had made the decision about Sarah Palin choice for VP candidate ? Please have that crucial information for the world. Please.

    Thanks

    Ephrem Prudencio
    Montreal, Canada

    November 11, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  24. stephen mallon

    plow through that door like a snow plow from the bfe town you should be at home from- i don't want the republican party to have a single chance in 2012 so yes i am very pro palin cause who in their right mind will vote for a soccer mom with a nuclear bomb under her trigger finger?

    November 11, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  25. Democrat is the only way

    Did you guys read what she just said? I did not really understand it....

    November 11, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
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