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. Sandy from KS

    Only whithouse she can go to is the igloo.

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  2. legare

    Its like a bad dream

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  3. Pat

    Fine by me – Obama will win by a landslide in '12.

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  4. Mike Dallas

    Please, run again, pretty please!

    We Dems think you are the Mother's milk of campaign donations!

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. Karen

    Oh yeah!!! And she babbles. Does anyone recognize that she says a lot of words but is saying nothing. By the time you work through the crap you forget what the question was. If you are asked a direct question give a direct answer and provide information to support your answer. A bunch of words about nothing is a distraction and if it was not for being educated and reading through the crap I would actaully thing Palin really was educated as well.

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  6. Credit Card Republicans

    Havent we had enough right wing radical zealots?

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  7. ijay

    Palin was a big mistake... the GOP shouldn't make the same mistake again.. she will go "rogue" agian. She can't even stand obama.
    Go and sit down lady and take care of your family and hunting....

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. Rumsfeld

    She will fade away into a distant memory once Obama and Biden get the wheels back on this country. Repugs should work on re-defining who they are and what they stand for rather than wasting further energy on Palin.

    November 11, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  9. Joyous in NYC

    She can't even come to terms with this basic reality – the majority of open minded Americans dislike her. Mean – Divisive – and just plain Nasty...to those who don't agree with her posistions.

    And now – in her world – it's all about blaming Bush.

    Perhaps she should look inward and ask herself: Why, if I already have beautiful children with the man that I love, would I have another child after the age of 40 when there is a 1 in 35 chance that the child will have special needs?

    Sounds crazy selfish and displays poor judgment.

    I wish her and her family well...

    November 11, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. KMAN

    Sarah Palin should pen her life story .... and she could call it " The Audacity of Stupidity". This wad needs to get over herself ... she's a potential conservative talk show host at best!!

    November 11, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  11. margaret

    For the sake of her family, her state, her country and the world, please keep the doors all shut. Tight.
    Last week the United States were pretty clear when we told her "Gov. Palin – thanks, but no thanks." Now go home to your moose, dear.

    November 11, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  12. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Yeah, but we ain't interested in her!

    November 11, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. al ft lauderdale florida

    Sarah Palin is a simpleton. Get over it Sarah, America is NOT going to go backwards . Go get a witch doctor to remove your greedy demons . The right wing party is DEAD.

    November 11, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  14. Jim L.

    Is this woman capable of uttering a complete, coherent sentence? Its fine to be a conservative; millions of people are. She needs to enunciate why conservatism is relevant in this age in more words than simply because she believes it to be so. Reagan was able to relate conservatism to world situations, not just "on account of because I like conservatism."

    Please, Sarah, just go away.

    November 11, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. jackmack

    i'm ready to line up against her RIGHT NOW

    November 11, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  16. DJ

    Even if the door is "cracked up?" I'll tell you what's cracked up. I love how all of her quotes are endless and leave the reader utterly perplexed. She says so many words, with so little meaning. This woman may be very sweet in person, except for the whole rabid anti-choice thing and the creepy Christian thing, but let me tell you – she is, at best, a goof. Do we really want another goof running this joint into the ground?

    November 11, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  17. RKR - Virginia

    This is what we have ripened to – "The instant culture". This is what our system of educations has taught us: "There is no wrong answer – everybody is correct – It is impolite to say that something is wrong". We've learnt over the years that we really dont need to put effort towards realizing goals – just luck (open doors) is what we should keep looking for..... Good luck America!

    November 11, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  18. Cammi317

    hahahahahahahahahaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....Dan Quayle stands a better chance of winning.

    November 11, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  19. Erik

    Oh spare me,

    The only way she has a snowball's chance in he** at being President anywhere is if she gets here wish and Alaska secedes from the Union.

    Stick to beauty pageants Mrs. Palin.

    November 11, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  20. John

    Lock the door and throw away the key.

    If she ever runs again, she'll take the republicans down with her...for years!!! (That's GOOD!!!)

    She should be happy with some whacked out TV show.

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  21. Bob in KC

    Oh, please God, no!

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  22. CM, AR

    We DO NOT NEED A FANATICAL Christian anywhere near the White House

    First whatever happened to:
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..."? Or how about article 6: "No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." Why do we have
    fanatical Christians getting away with trying to cram their beliefs
    down our throats? Why do we swear to god for everything from taking office to standing up in court?

    To each his own, is what I was brought up believing. I want a BIG
    separation of church and state! Save it for Sunday or whatever day
    your belief requires and leave it out of our government! Religion has
    been the bane our world's governments from the beginning of time. You would think we would wake up and realize it. I think most Europeans get it. Most practice their beliefs in private or with their religious communities and leave it there. Why can't we do the same? No more tax exemptions for churches, they are no longer allowed to lobby for any cause or law. They are to have NO say whatsoever in any part of government. Hey isn't that what all of this means???:...

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  23. vic, nj

    please run Sarah, the three debates alone would be a laughfest. Just imagin her barbling on about nothing. If the repug party is not dead, this would be the final nail in the coffin.

    The repug party has been infected by a contagious disease called ignorance. And its been spread by the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Foxnews.

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  24. Joe

    I'd give her a chance just like I gave Obama a chance. If Obama doesn't have all the troops out of Iraq in 9 months like he promised, I will never vote democrat again even if it's against Palin.

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  25. LyonsPhilly

    This can never happen. Her and Todd will be baptizing folks in the White House. Now picture that...

    Noooooooooooooooooo Sarah.....Go away.....

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
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