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. bobby

    GO AWAY!

    November 11, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  2. big daddy

    WE JUST WENT THROUGH 8 YEARS OF SOMEONE THAT CAN'T
    SPEAK..I REALLY DON'T THINK WE COULD PUT UP WITH IT AGAIN.
    THE PROBLEM WITH YOU PALIN,IS THAT YOU HAVE NOT A CLUE
    WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. PLEASE MOVE YOUR LIFE IN A
    DIFFERENT DIRECTION !!!

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. Karen from Charlottesville

    The country has sent a clear message that her populist, anti-intellectual schtick is completely out of sync with most Americans. Let her run as a fringe candidate for the ultra right wing conservatives in a different party, the Rouge Cou Party. Then, maybe Republicans can rid themselves of the faction that makes them so frightening to those of us who harbor some fiscally conservative ideas but can't stomach the likes of people like Palin and their servant Sean Hannity.

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. Sir Nose

    LOL really? REALLY?!? She wants to run for PRESIDENT? Of the UNITED STATES!?

    This woman is TRULY unhinged. Stick to guarding the border for Putin's head, Sarah.

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  5. No So Fast Rabbit ...

    SLAM THAT DOOR SHUT

    Nail it up
    Board it up.
    Cinderblock it up.

    The door that leads NOWHERE

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  6. Bruce

    Why is anyone wasiting their time with person. She is not qualified, and would have been a big risk.
    If this is the best the GOP has to offer down the road..it is scary.

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. jason

    "It will take about 6 months for the country to get sick of a rock star prophet with no experience and no clue how to turn the economy around"

    and palin isn't an inexperienced rock star?

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  8. lmj

    Monsters under the bed, snakes in the commode, ghosts in your closet and Sarah Palin– President. Things you do NOT want to see.

    November 11, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. John

    McCain lost in large part becasue people did not think she could be president if that situiation arose. That was the opinion of Alaska's largest newspaper. She is in denial about that. The thought of her running for president in 2012 is laughable. I believe they just want to get their hands on that campaing money again. There will be all new fashions for 2012! LOL

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  10. Alexandrea B

    Can Barack become President first before we start talking about who is running in 2012? Is this woman completely delusional, she is among the many reasons why McCain didn't win. The only way she could think about running in the 2012 is if she started reading newspapers by today.

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  11. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    Bring it. And make sure you bring extra lipstick this time!

    All the pit bulls in the house, throw your paws up!

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  12. Bob in KC

    Can't she just go away?

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. Elizabeth

    I am frightened at the people on here that actually support Sarah Palin. I wonder if they are as ignorant as she is. Must be if they think she is remotely intelligent or qualified.

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  14. Sandy from KS

    Anyone that have at least 1 braincell would say Palin is an idiot.

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  15. Rob

    Oh Sarah! Bless your heart! You just stay in li'l ole Alaska and buy a subscription to Time Magazine, the NY Times and maybe take a community college course in world events for starters... Get a TRUE Gay friend, who can tell you that being Gay is not a choice, take a science course on evolution and global warming... you get the picture Dear Heart.

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  16. jeff

    Why is she in the news... she is slowly unraveling any respect the Republican Party has left.. oh better yet.. keep her in the news!

    Palin 2012 : Obama needs 8 years to clean-up this mess.

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  17. scot

    Is she going to be on the stupid nut-job party ticket?

    November 11, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  18. PA-Pilot

    No better way to guarantee 4 more years of communist rule in the USSA

    November 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  19. Janet Jacme

    I sure hope she gets nailed in these subsequent interviews.

    November 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  20. ines

    2012 may be ok - By then her stint on Dancing with the Stars should be all wrapped up.

    November 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  21. pray2008pray

    What has our world come to? Truly the end of times...

    November 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  22. witch

    She should spend the next four years going to school to learn all the stuff she never learned in her early school years. hey I can see how she would decorate at the Whitehouse, she would have moose heads on the wall and bear and wolf skins all over. of course they would carry their guns but visitors would have to check them at the door. What a night mare.

    November 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  23. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    What's the difference between Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle?

    Lipstick!!!

    November 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  24. Craig in Washington

    Is there a Blithering Idiot Party? If there is, she'll get their nomination.

    Sarah, Learn how to find Africa on a map first, then talk about running for higher office. In fact, learn how to do your current job first.

    November 11, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  25. Chris

    Please run for office Palin.

    With the hard economic times, I could use a good laugh.

    Obama/Biden '12

    Hillary/Warner '16

    Hillary/Warner '20

    and beyond that I don't know.

    November 11, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
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