July 3rd, 2009
03:04 PM ET
5 years ago

First on the Ticker: Palin will not run for re-election

GOP sources tell CNN Palin will not seek re-election.
GOP sources tell CNN Palin will not seek re-election.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to announce Friday that she will not seek a second term, three sources tell CNN.

Palin has scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference at her home in Wasilla. The governor’s office offered no further details about the subject of the news conference, but the sources tell CNN that Palin will announce her decision to forgo another run.

"She thinks she has accomplished goals she has set forward," one of the sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said. "She sees what a positive influence she has had on people's lives from traveling the country in the last year."

As the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, Palin is considered one of the frontrunners for the GOP nomination in 2012. Her decision not to seek another term as governor is sure to stoke speculation that Palin is seriously eyeing a run for the White House.


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  1. jd

    weather or not she runs for President in 2012.... I can only pray that Obama the clown does not get re-elected, that would be a complete nightmare......so he can't ruin this country anymore than he already has, and drive us further into debt to communist China, and spend more of our taxpayer dollars..... Obama is a complete failure

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. kathy

    i wish she was our president or vice president,

    by now something good has been done in united states of amercia
    as i have seen nothing so far has happened by our new president or vice president. just talk no action. just doing the stuff that does not need to be address. thank GOD i did not VOTE.

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. Kim

    Sarah Palin is clearly not Presidential material. She can't spontaneously discuss current events (much like "W"). She is so uninformed and responds like a small state beauty pageant contestant whose hair is pulled back so tightly that it impedes her thought process. It is so refreshing to have President Obama who is so adept at articulating relevant, thoughful commentary when asked questions. As President, Palin would make great fodder for the pundits, but run the country into the ground. God help us.

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Steve

    It's official: Michael Palin of Monty Python is no longer the funniest Palin.
    But if Sarah Palin indeed runs for prez, she will have to answer this not-so-humorous question: "Why does your secessionist husband hate America?"

    July 3, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. Moe, NY

    Cannot believe this woman is actually going to put herself out there for presidential run....too funny! I doubt she will ever get the womens vote, we see right through her, at least the majority of us do, and we could never vote for someone like Palin who is lacking not only in smarts, but in every area. She would intentionally set women back decades. And, as for her funky religious beliefs, she just comes across as a very very dangerous lady.

    July 3, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. rebekah

    are you people high? have you ever listened to a WORD sarah palin has said? (before she was forced by mccain during the campaign to go to training for public speaking and CLASSES to learn about US gov't, this is fact, it was on the AP) she may be good for Alaska, but she's not good for the US. We don't need a president who will spend more than $100,000 just on clothes for one campaign. Thankyoudrivethru

    July 3, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. Lynn

    I hope she is running for President. It will feel good to get someone with integrity and grit into that office again.

    July 3, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. Sam O.

    To Common Sense: Love your line...

    "By the time presidential elections are upon us again, Larry the Cable Guy could beat Obama. The damage he has done to this country in just six months is unbelieveable."

    For all of those calling Palin juvenile names, I've not yet seen anyone here refer to Obama as "Mr. Man-Boobs, so I'll run with that. Let's face it, Obama is a narcissistic empty suit who is a camera-hog, always desperate for a teleprompter. Otherwise, he stammers like a pathetic Looney Toons cartoon character. On a deeper level, he was the worse candidate EVER for our country. We don't know what his grades were in college, don't know what he did with half his life before becoming a community organizer, and still don't know why he hugs dictators and shuns allies. Have you looked at the unemployment numbers this week that his doofy "spread the wealth and bankrupt America" plan has wrought upon what used to be the greatest nation on earth? Palin conducts herself just fine if she isn't being targeted by hostile MSM or liberal hatchetmen. If Obama gets testy now with the loving softballs thrown to him in press conferences, I would LOVE to see the meltdown mess he would become if he ever was challenged with a semi-tough question by the media, like Palin has been bombarded with over and over and over.

    July 3, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. Big Mofo

    Ah...I feel the Liberal hate just ooooozing out of your pours. Smells like victory. The fact that you idiots are tripping over yourselves to come up with the smarmiest quip to describe what a joke she is and how you are not afraid of her is proof positive that you are all crapping your pants right now. It will be fun sitting there and watching all my former liberal friends as they eat crow. It will be fun to come back here as well and read all you losers decrying how the world as we know it is ending, lol.

    July 3, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  10. Chicago N

    So many thoughts run throught my mind, like if she were elected what would the rest of the world think of our sanity, what part of the world do I wish to cower in until he implodes the earth, and finally what were the people that elected her smoking?

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. maggy

    Palin for president? She was a joke as a vice president. She will be a bigger joke as president. The woman is deranged.

    Please spare us, and stay home and pump out more babies and bake cookies. Oh, and lay off the wolves.

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. capn jack

    You go Sarah. The nay sayers are for the most part Libs trying to narrow the field. Obama is out in 2012 no matter who we run.

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. DBoy

    She has to step down.
    Pat B. Just got a new Doughboy in his trailer park.
    She's going to take the whole clan down for a swim.

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. AJ

    Palin was right - can't put lipstick on a pig, now go home!

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  15. Korean Vet

    Hussein Obama has now sohown his communistic management style and if he will allow another election anyone else would win. Question why do you have to destroy the worlds best medical system to get those who will not work medical benefits.

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. Rinna

    Boy oh boy, how cruel can all of you can get. I assure you, I am no fan of Palin for the way in which she bad-mouthed our Now President during her campaign, yet again, look how nasty all of you are. the human race never cease to amaze me. Like for Michael Jackson's death, all that could be said of him was the bad things, and the millions of $$$ he gaved to charity to the needy meant nothing to no one. We are just like vultures, waiting to pounce on those who are down. What an embarassment for the human race!!!! You commentators need a good dose of GOD...look where we are and what we believe in. How sad......

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. golfahaulic

    There's one huge possibility: If Obama won because of the 'Anyone but Bush!' factor, that same dynamic may exist by 2012, i.e., 'Anyone but Obama!'

    You can sure see the difference between those who type using their 'thinking muscles' instead of their 'hating muscles.'

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  18. John

    She has either come to her senses, or more likely she is planning on running for Empress of the Universe.

    July 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  19. jd

    that's right when its a Democrat involved in a sex scandal its forgotten within months, left wing liberal retards

    July 3, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  20. JoAnn

    It's a good decision. She will be seen in politics in the future. She may not be able to speak clearly, but, she is a very smart, intelligent woman who can contribute many good things to the future of the United States.

    July 3, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  21. Matt

    Dream on Sarah, dream on!

    July 3, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. A man's man

    Now she is saying "as a point guard she know's when to keep your eye on the Basket.......or is it the ball............Hmmmmmmm well I need to know how to pass the ball. For the team.

    I think she is running from something!

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. Jamey

    Bigot Liberals have to be shaking in their panties...... Sarah is going to be a voice for the the RIGHT (minded) people of this country.... Hopefully she will be there to counter everything that Barry and his gang try to pull over on the good American people.

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  24. lamuella

    she's stepping down because she doesn't want the black eye of a bruising gubernatorial campaign that would show up how much her approval ratings in Alaska have plummeted.

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  25. Gabriel Kohn

    I am so sorry to heat that– I could not wait for new episodes of SNL with Tina Fey... That was the only good part of Sarah Palin.....

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
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