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.


Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (414 Responses)
  1. Marc from Oregon

    This woman is a self-serving sociopath and liar....wake up people!

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  2. Tex Chicago

    Maybe she could run on her "energy expert" status? Ha! You realize that Alaska actually gives money to its citizens. Where does most of their revenue come from? It ain’t Salmon. They are awash in oil vs citizenry. The reason she was (operative word "was) so popular was that she gave her citizens another bonus check off her increased tax on big oil. I mean if you’re a family of 5 in Alaska, you’d get $17,500! But here’s the problem, gas has dropped by ½. Gas is below 2 bucks per gallon now. As the price of oil falls so does Alaska revenue. Guess what, if it goes below around $70 a barrel, Alaska can’t balance. So instead of sending more money to your citizens to buy their vote, she should have put that money into the State’s coffers for a rainy day. And guess what, the rainy day is here, oil is below $70 a barrel. Any “energy expert” would have realized that oil fluctuates so much you can’t give out the profits like she did (isn’t that spreading the wealth by the way?). Oh, and did we drill the first drop of oil? Nope. So much for the economics of “drill baby drill.” 20 year Oil Company Employee.

    November 11, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  3. J Stein

    I think the plan needs to involve getting her into the Senate or House over the next few years and then having her run for 2016. She cannot succeed against the Gov. of Louisiana or another candidate with more DC experience. Same with Jindal. Get these young ones prepared more in Congress and then push the to the higher roles of President and VP. If Obama does well for 4 years, they will both lose out to him if running. They need to be a little more seasoned and a little more LT than 4 years out. 2016: Jindal/Palin or the other way around!!! I know we can do it.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. Triggidy

    Wishful thinking much, Wash. Observer? And what flavor Haterade will it be this morning? All Obama has to do is the opposite of what W would do in any given situation i.e. exercise common sense, and we'll be headed in the right direction again. But I'm sure that in a couple years people such as yourself will be screaming for his head, if you're not already. I gave W a chance when he was first elected (which technically he wasn't) and he promptly pissed it away. You however, aren't even willing to go that far. Suit yourself.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. jen

    I don't think we'll fall for that one.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  6. larry

    Sarah, you've got to be kidding. The intelligent American people, democrats, republicans and independents do not want a complete idiot like you ruining this country. Your base of morons will vote for you but no one else will. Thank goodness we have an intelligent, competent man coming into power who will improve the qualilty of education in this country so that smart voters will continue to out number the wack jobs and keep lunatics like you out of the Oval Office.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  7. Frances

    Oh no, not Sara again!! If the Republicans continue to use her, they will never win another presidency. They'd be better off giving her a talk show. A lot of laughs and a lot of fun but being the boss of American government is serious business and no place for Sara. Sorry.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  8. SBA

    What a deluded fool she is. Doesn't she realize she realize that she already lost one election. But, please by all means run Sarah it would be a GIFT to the democrats. Who's your running mate gonna be Huckabee?

    hahahahahahahaha

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  9. drew

    14:59...

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  10. One Marylander

    Talk about generating one's own negative publicity! I'd be more impressed if Palin were a bit more thoughtful and less frenetic in her responses to interviews....

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  11. g ontario canada

    put on are yousmarter then a 5 grader

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  12. Maggie in SC

    Palin is a woman I totally admire. she sticks up for her country and and holds strong for her beliefs in the face of adversity. I pray she will run and I will support her in every way I can. She is still an Ester for our time.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  13. marisol123@earthlink.net

    Clueless as usual. Palin doesn't even realize that she swayed many moderate Republicans and independents to vote for Obama because they couldn't abide her narrow minded views, arrogance, and inability to think well on her feet. Besides, most of this nation views her as nothing more than a joke and will never take her seriously. Does she think we will forget the ugliness she encouraged at her rallies? She could have told people their vile comments and threats against Obama were uncalled for yet she did nothing but encourage it with her own twisted words. Obama will win another 4 years and I guess in 2016 we'll have to work to keep her out of the White House again. I'm all for electing a female as President but she must be the right female (and intelligent). That leaves Palin out of the race.

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  14. Dallas, TX

    Go Sarah, you've got my vote!

    Sarah Palin!!!

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  15. Helen

    PLEASE DON'T. FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTY. PALIN PLEASE JUST RETURN TO ALASKA QUIETLY

    November 11, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  16. Bob

    Before Sarah Palin is overtaken by any delusional fantasies regarding a 2012 or beyond presidential run....one of her handlers/advisers needs to put a montage of her interviews together and force her to listen to herself in detail and at length. Hopefully, 2 words will come to her mind as those words came to the minds of every intelligent voter in this country..."Not qualified!!"

    November 11, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  17. Nessa

    Why is she still in the news?

    November 11, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  18. Ace

    Her and her husband should seperate themselves from the USA, stick to shooting wolves out of copters, thanks!

    November 11, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  19. Jason from Wisconsin

    Please go AWAY! Who talks about the NEXT election right after they just lost? She is teh female version of John Gard.

    November 11, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  20. Paula

    For all of the "War Hero" rheroric, I didn't hear either one of them ever mention the thousands of homeless vets that we as a nation should be ashamed of on this day of Memorials.
    Obama, however, did mention this in one of his speeches and noted that this must change!
    I don't care about "opportunities for you", Ms. Palin. I care about our fellow Americans who are suffering in every corner of this country today.

    November 11, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  21. California Gold

    I have a hunch the RNC may have a BIG say in little miss sarah's future.

    There is little else as annoying as a nothing-nobody-wanna be who became addicted to the spot light. The problem is she has nothing to offer the voters. After saying "hello" at their convention she was a political disaster. A one woman wrecking ball. I'll never forget her hate rallies with the warm up by an officer in uniform yelling about Hussein Obama, the crowd yelling hateful things, the uniformed man saluting the crowd in approval, then little miss sarah taking the podium and in a few minutes the crowd was yelling "kill him".

    November 11, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  22. JJ

    I honestly do not think the GOP will let her put herself out there in 2012. Maybe in 2016 or 2020 but not 2012. The best that she can do right now is maybe run for Stevens seat if he wins and the Senate kicks him out. Let her become Senator but by all means, do not let her run for President in 2012.

    November 11, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  23. Brett the nurse.

    please dear god, make her stay in Alaska. If I did not hear her voice again for 1000 years it would be too soon. The people have spoken and her style of devisive culture warfare is no longer the stuff that will win elections. She may have a draw in the red neck areas but as we have seen just winning in the sticks is not going to get you in the oval office any more.

    November 11, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  24. California Gold

    There is little else as annoying as a nothing-nobody-wanna be who became addicted to the spot light. The problem is she has nothing to offer the voters. After saying "hello" at their convention she was a political disaster. A one woman wrecking ball. I'll never forget her hate rallies with the warm up by an officer in uniform yelling about Hussein Obama, the crowd yelling hateful things, the uniformed man saluting the crowd in approval, then little miss sarah taking the podium and in a few minutes the crowd was yelling "kill him".

    November 11, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  25. Country First

    Two questions –
    1. Is Africa a country or a continent?
    2. What countries made up NAFTA?

    November 11, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17