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. Rawn

    The BEST thing about this is we get more Tina Fey skits!! (The real Palin.... now that's a real joke!!!

    November 11, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. Glenn Doty, Columbia, SC

    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING would be better for this country than to have palin (who will never deserve caps) win the republican nomination in 2012.

    That, I believe, would completely and irrevocably end the republican party.

    November 11, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  3. PUMBU

    she is dreaming, we don't need dumb presidents anymore.

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  4. Marissa Jackson

    we would like it very much if the door was very much locked shut, with her inside of it, and the key thrown away.

    or she could run, and we can all celebrate 4 more years of an intelligent president in the white house...in another landslide :)

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. Sabrina

    It's all about you, isn't it Sarah?

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  6. Geeque - Chicago,IL

    Why would anyone vote for Miss illiterate Sarah "I can See Russia" Palin. She is a dumbest politician on planet earth. What's next? Is she gonna see Africa from her bedroom?

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  7. Jody in St. Louis

    OH GOD! You have got to be kidding! Well, if so, we'll win again in four years!

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  8. Dan

    The woman does nothing but babble. Is she capable of producing a coherent sentence? I've seen no evidence of this so far.

    Less than a week ago she 'was not thinking about' a future run. Go ahead, run. You'll be easy to beat.

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  9. Lynn

    Her 15 minutes are just about up...

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  10. bburgin

    I think that would be the best thing she could do for the Democrats. She is done. It is amazing that she cannot see it.

    November 11, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  11. Joyce

    What a baby. She can shoot wolves from a chopper but she can't take a hint.
    So I guess this year's run was her "beer hall putsch"? We really don't need this country to be governed by neo-Nazis and Klansmen. Come on Sarah, this is the 21st century. People have finally figured out that it's in all our best interests to care about people and social issues. You just don't get it and you never will.

    November 11, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  12. Sabuc in Atlanta

    This is great news. She'll be even more scrutinized now all the way until 2012. Her actions will definitively prove that it was not the GOP that made her look like a clown but that it was Palin making Palin look like an idiot.

    November 11, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  13. Jeff

    Listening to her talk makes me want to plow into a door head first.

    November 11, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  14. Jane

    Sarah Palin is exactly what is wrong with the GOP, a right wing nut job, more concerned about spewing inaccuracies than running the country. Sarah Palin did not lose because of George Bush – the country spoke very clearly that we wanted change after the idiocy of 8 years of the entire GOP. Obama acted more presidential than even our own President let alone McCain. I hope I don't live to see the day Palin makes it into the White House, can you even imagine the "gaffs" out of her?

    November 11, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  15. Gm

    65,974,960 people slammed that door in her face

    November 11, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  16. Mary Kay

    Please media, STOP with the Palin coverage. She represents the anti-intellectual ideology of the Republican party. We have important challenges facing this country and the constant barrage of news about her may sell papers, but distracts from the real issues.

    November 11, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  17. cj

    I'm one of the former straight party ticket voting women who jumped ship & voted for Obama. Reason? Two words. SARAH PALIN!! Not in 2008 or 2012 or beyond. My once noble party has been hijacked by the extreme wacked out religious right & the likes of this chick. Go away and please don't come back!

    Thank you!
    A former Republican (yes, mom, hell hath frozen over)

    November 11, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  18. PUMBU

    PALIN, JUST DISSAPPEAR, PLEASE, GET LOST.

    November 11, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  19. He was only 90% Bush

    I hope she does run in 2012. It will be an easy win for president Obama.

    November 11, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  20. csk

    Let continue to talk. After all it is a free country. Free to make yourself look stupid that is.

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  21. arc, Lugano CH

    Once the dust had settled from her ridiculous convention speech, it was clear that this woman is nothing of a stateswoman.

    Folksy winks and flirtations will not win you over educated people of any party affiliation.

    Palin appeals best to the ignorant, the bigoted and the ones who are easily swayed by unfounded fear.

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  22. twiddly

    Oh, Sarah, please do run for 2012.
    I can't wait to see you creamed in the primaries.
    What do you think Newt and Mitt will have to say about you?
    This will be a scream, and great fodder for more hilarious SNL spoofs.

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  23. Brian inMD

    Palin as the leader of the republican party would be a gift to the democrats. Palin in '12! Palin forever!!

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  24. Spencer/VA

    She needs to focus on ethical behavior before she considers running for any public office. She is the extreme right of the GOP and we've already seen where that has gotten us.

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  25. Angie-OHIO

    OH PLZZZZZZ!!! this pitbull just wont go away. somebody muzzle her plz. if she is going to run again she 1st needs to take some more college courses. in geography, history, english (above the 5th grade level) and many others. she will still not be qualified to even run for dog catcher forget about president. plz sarah just stay in alaska. you were bought to the other 49 states by a desparate old man who thought he could get the woman's vote.

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
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