October 8th, 2010
12:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin on presidential run

(CNN) - There's further proof that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is considering a presidential run in 2012.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Palin discussed her political ambition at a webcast taping for conservative magazine, Newsmax, on Wednesday.

"I'll run for President if the American people want me to," Palin told the live audience.

But this is not the first time Palin has addressed the issue.

"A reason to run (for president) is if nobody else were to step up with the solutions that are needed to get the economy back on the right track," Palin told Fox News in September.

And in an April interview with "100 Huntley Street," a daily Christian talk show, Palin said she would "pursue" a presidential bid if she decides it's the best way to help everyday people with their challenges.

The new comments come as Palin gears up to campaign with RNC Chairman Michael Steele next week and after a so-far successful season of candidate endorsements for the midterm elections. A new CBS poll out Thursday found that 64 percent of those surveyed thought she would not make an effective president.

–CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (240 Responses)
  1. larry

    Run baby run. It will be a great waste of "The White Annoying Teabaggers" money. The more money the teabaggers flush down the toilet the better off the country will be. Hopefully they will jump in after it.

    October 8, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Dave

    See if you see a pattern here- Reagan was dumb, Bush was dumb, Palin is dumb.....
    The "open minded" left (oxy moron) has always used that argument when describing ANYONE who is conservative. Palin would chew obummer up and spit him out in a debate, just as she did to the 35 year-sitting senator in front of 70,000,000 people when she was just a 2 year governor at the VP debate. She is 100% self-made, she is happily married, attractive. The "women's" groups in this country have to tell women that they are victims and Palin's crushes that notion.
    Keep it up Sarah!!!

    October 8, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. timz

    "'I'll run for President if the American people want me to,' Palin told the live audience."

    Does she mean "real Americans" or real Americans?

    October 8, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. MS

    I hope she does run. All of the sane poeple will be running in the opposite direction. How did her delusion get this far? The witch doctor and her pal O'Donnel the witch are not going to be able to conjure up anything come election time.

    October 8, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  5. Tom

    She is starting to believe her own spin! What a shock it will be when she finds out that people have been laughing at her all along. It's a good thing that there's Prozac to dull the pain!

    October 8, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. Matt

    PLEASE Ms. Palin – RUN!! As a strong loyal Democrat – there is NOTHING I would like better. Obama 2012!!

    October 8, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  7. hadenoughpalin

    Oh please, she couldn't handle her responsibilities or her commitment as the Governor of Alaska. Does anyone really think she has the drive to be the President of the United States? First broken nail and she'll be crying that everybody is picking on her and run back to the wilds, where she belongs.

    October 8, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. royalstar05

    Man i hope she runs. She will fall flat on her face. She says she will run if the everyday people want her to. I am an everyday person and i do not want her even close to me. She stinks like Newts armpit.

    October 8, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. Party...Parties are the government

    The Government is the "People" by the people for the people...Washington needs to take notice and listen to the people.
    People all over the countrty, Washington needs a good HOUSE-CLEANING...go to it on November 2, 2010.......!

    October 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Run Sarah, run!!!!

    October 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. Terry - Indiana

    I checked, and we have never had a President get elected and then quit the job. Do we really want someone who quit, or make wealthy people richer, continue to allow bankers to cheat good Americans, and permit big corporation to ship jobs overseas? I could not in good faith support this woman, plus I feel that really hurt John McCain's chance to be President. On the issue of Palin, I have elected to Just Say No.

    October 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  12. Diane

    The thought of this obnixous, conceited blow hole anywhere near the office of President of this counrty completely and utterly terrifies and horrifies me!!!! I will seriously consider leaving the country if this ignorant windbag even has a slim chance of getting the nomination! I truly believe this would be the ruination of America and I pray people aren't stupid enough to put this hideous woman in any position of authroity. God help us all!

    October 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  13. Old Guy

    what you gonna do? cut taxes. Taxes have been cut since '01 &03. Still no jobs.

    October 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. NAMMY

    SHOW ME THE MONEY $$$$ . "I'll run for President if the American people want me to," Palin told the live audience.= Send a donation in to my PAC. She's gotten very good at working the media to keep herself in view " death panels", reload etc. I think she is too smart to really run for office again though, the savage scrutiny candidates get now days would pale in comparison to her current $$$$ speaking tour and tea party populariy.

    October 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Terry

    Not only should she run but she should pick Christine O'Donnell as her running mate. Sarah could sit on the White House porch and keep an eye out for the evil doers and Christine could cast a spell on them. Christine could whip up a magic potion to make the economy better and Sarah could then explain the process to us in that clear and concise manner of hers.

    October 8, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. Jacob

    if she wants to stay famous, she will have to run!

    October 8, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. Marge

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA with the lowest approval rate among republicans and of course Democrats it would be nice if the republicans were stupid enough to make her their candidate. I tell you one thing, if there was ever ever ever a landslide for the Democrats in this country it would be when she runs.

    But darn it, you know republicans are as dumb as dirt, but they would never shoot themselves in the butt like this.

    October 8, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  18. Northeast

    Wow, does she really think she'd have a chance? I mean, the 'value voters', would seriously elect a the former governor (she quit, no less) of Alaska (the most heavily subsidized state in the Union)? The Christian right would vote for a woman whose daughter at 17 got knocked up by a high school dropout? The 'moral majority' would vote for a woman who endorsed a former pagan witch whose running for Senate?

    Of course they would.

    October 8, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Scotty

    Ah, Sarah Palin...the Jessican Simpson of politics.

    October 8, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. A citizen of the U.S.A.

    Palin quit a governor's office to chase $$$

    Palin has collected lots of money from partisans, but offered no genuinely new ideas.

    October 8, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. NorthCountryMan

    No, thank you!

    October 8, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  22. NVa Native

    Once again I heard a brief clip of her shrill and confused voice ..... couldn't imagine hearing that audible abrasion from a podium. The nonsensical macho-wannabee fake-Texican was bad enough.
    But then again she is very effective with promoting the thinking population at how low we did go, and how low we still could go if these people were back in power – pushing us backward.

    October 8, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. Pesky

    25 Days so If Obama gets a second term will you move to China a one Party Totalitarian/Capitalist Nation where you can consume freely as long as you tow the Party line...I think that is want the majority of conservatives want here in the USA anyway...have blow hard talking heads telling you what to think, Religious leaders telling who and what to pray for and government telling you what you can read, hear, write and express...as long as it tows the Party line...it seems republicans and capitolist communists!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. Levaz

    The USA will never recover from an embarrassment to humanity that is Sarah PAL-IN-the-neck. She even makes good old Bush Jr. seem intelligent. Then Alaska will have to stop producing Oil to keep an eye on the Russians and them that, you know, they do when it comes, above the, like that yeah, drill-baby-drill, Y'all....

    It will never stop. "Then that is how they do when if they come" IS NOT A POLICY.

    October 8, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. Dan A

    Anybody that votes for Sarah " ditzy " Palin belong in a psycho ward--She is absolutely stupid and those that think she is a good presidential candidate are even dumber than her !!!!!

    October 8, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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