January 15th, 2010
08:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin: Fox gig doesn't close the door to 2012

(CNN) - Despite speculation from some political observers that Sarah Palin has ruled out a 2012 presidential bid in favor of a television career at Fox news, the former Alaska governor said all options still remain on the table.

Appearing Thursday night on Fox News - where Palin is now a formal contributor - Palin dismissed predictions her television deal means she has closed the door to a presidential bid:

"You know, I'm not going to close any doors for my future, for my family's future - don't know what's in the future, what it holds, but between now and whenever a big decision has to be made, I'm gonna do all that I can to help our country get back on the right track, and that's to get a message out there about solutions that I believe and a whole lot of Americans believe need to be plugged in," said the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

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soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. Troubled Independent

    Ms. Palin: PLEASE don't run! There is no way you could possibly win.

    It is well known that any republican or independent can win over obammie, except YOU!

    January 15, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  2. always proud dem in nc

    Sarah, please run, then Obama will be assured of victory. !!! If you don't run, then you can still spew out your right-wing hate on the unfair and unbalanced, Faux News Channel . You'll fit right in with all the other bigoted, hate-mongers. Oh did I forget, traitors!!

    January 15, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. SdB

    Sooo...she's just using FOX as a platform to campaign from? At least Lou Dobbs had the honesty to leave CNN in order to pursue the idea of a presidential campaign rather than use his show to propagate his agenda. I hope all of FOXNew's supporters realize the network is NOT being "fair and balanced" by allowing Palin to use thier network in this fashion.

    January 15, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  4. Alex

    I agree it doesn't make it impossible, however it does give her a lot of opportunities to put her foot in her mouth. And to be fair that goes for Huckabee's TV gig, too, if he plans to run. Obama wrote a book, yes, but it was vetted and edited long before anyone saw it. On live TV any off-the-cuff comments or political commentary can't be edited and if you say the wrong thing, it'll come back to bite you later.

    January 15, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  5. Grahame

    Sarah Palin needs to be plugged in. Into a couple of thousand volts that is.

    January 15, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  6. Kevin

    Come on, CNN. The headline from your main page reads "Ticker: Palin closes door to 2012 run?", which links to an article that says that she has NOT ruled anything out.

    That's the kind of misleading link I'd expect to see on Fox News, not here.

    January 15, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  7. Comment

    Does she mean, the whole lot of Americans that contributed to her landslide loss last year?

    January 15, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  8. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    If anyone could get this country back on the road to ruin, It would be Sarah Palin. People are already missing the Bush/Cheney "Culture of Corruption," the economic meltdown, torture, WMD's, Mission Accomplished, and the trashing of the Constitution.

    January 15, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  9. Molly Weasley

    CNN, just because this intellectually challenged, well-paid "pundit" on your rival station opens her mouth, it doesn't mean you have to report on it. Give it a rest. Please. We watch other stations than the Fake News Channel because we want to see real news, not a regurgitation of GOP lies and talking points.

    January 15, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  10. Greg

    She is too busy making money. But if she is thinking about it...please, please, pleeeease run. The President will wipe the floor with her.

    January 15, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  11. Chipster

    According to the Republican Party, this equates to campaigning, violating campaign finance laws, so she must immediately resign from her new position as a Fox paid contributor.!

    Ouch, did that double-edged sword just get the GOP?

    The silence is deafening. Hypocrisy and irony don't just live at the GOP. It thrives!

    January 15, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  12. Dagny Taggart

    Does Sarah Palin only use run-on sentences? It is comical that she was, of all things, a journalism major. Will someone please send her back to Alaska where she should be tending to her boozing 15 year old daughter? If her children are any indication of how she would govern, we're really in for trouble.

    January 15, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  13. Ironic Parody

    WHERE are the NRSC's lawsuits against Faux News with Palin's actual admission, as the GOP threatened Ed Schulz even after he said he was not running?

    Give me a break. Faux News epitomizes the Republican double standard. No wonder I left that party. You betcha.

    January 15, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  14. Jason

    She needs to just give up in politics.

    January 15, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  15. Bobby Painter

    Such an idiot...

    January 15, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  16. mysteree

    Please just let her go away. This idiot is a waste of time

    January 15, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  17. ross berg- Buffalo NY

    Well I can tell you for sure that the Dems are holding their breath, crossing their fingers and toes and hopeing like hell that she remains viable enough to end up on the 012 Republican ticket!!!

    I think the odds on that are pretty slim but they can certainly hope!!!

    January 15, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  18. John Smith

    Yeah Right. She knows that she has no chance but if she says now that she is not going to run, imagine how low her show's ratings are going to be.

    January 15, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  19. Tram

    She wants to get our country back on the right track? Where was she during the 8 years Bush de-railed this country? Why wasn't she speaking out when he violated the Constitution time and again? Where was she when Bush put us into a recession that was spiraling into a depression that her running mate ignored/denied existing?

    What a moron!

    January 15, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  20. Bob Stephens

    Sarah,

    Your 15 minutes of fame are over. People realize what a phony you are, and there is no way you would even get nominated. Better hang onto your Fox gig where you can snuggle up to people that are more your style, like Bill O'Reilly...

    January 15, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  21. Sarah continues to accumulate money......

    showing her business acumen, Sarah has made over $ 2million the last
    month, is getting $ 100,000 per speech and has a lucrative contract with FOX......still think she's stupid....think again fools.

    January 15, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  22. Jim

    Palin is going to offer the country solutions? This from a person that 7 years after 9/11 still thought Sadam was responsible. Well, at least she has three years before the election to figure out the difference between North and South Korea. The fact that so many republicans still take Palin seriously is as baffling as it is disturbing.

    January 15, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  23. Indy

    Her ceremonial VP run has run its course and it is time for reality ,that she would do far more harm then good in the republican party. It is good she is on Fox now and people will see that she just does not have what it takes to run for POTUS and Republicans would make a huge mistake by picking her. This is not show business this is about running for a real Presidency and she is by no means cut out for the job.The more she talks the worse it will get for her and being on TV will finally put an end to the possibility of anyone with intellegence thinking she could rule the free world.I can hardly wait for her tell us all about her solutions she is promising to share. I have never heard a real solution from her mouth and mind.

    January 15, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  24. Kevin

    "I'm gonna do all that I can to help our country get back on the right track"

    If you really want to help your country stay in television.

    January 15, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  25. Anne of Medford, NJ

    It's amazing how Fox claims to be a news channel but has more single host opinion shows than any other agency even beating out MSNBC. I look forward to continuing to not watch her, that channel or anything said by that channel. If there was only a channel for republicans not drinking the ultra conservative juice!

    January 15, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
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