Palin will not seek presidential nomination
October 5th, 2011
06:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin will not seek presidential nomination

(CNN) - Sarah Palin, ending months of speculation, said Wednesday she will not run for president, either as a Republican or third-party candidate.

"This has been prayerfully considered," the former Alaska governor said on the Mark Levin radio program. "I can be on the right path without being a candidate."

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  1. the other scott

    darn, she would have made Obama a shoe-in for re-election

    October 5, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  2. Scott

    Best article I've ever read about Sarah Palin

    October 5, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  3. Seth

    She knows she would have no chance.

    October 5, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. PooDIPIDI

    Yeah, as if she ever had a chance!

    October 5, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. DenInNooYawk

    Her path is paved with headline-grabbing but essentially moronic comments. She can't run a country like that and even she knows it.

    October 5, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. Trip

    This is news? She is smart enough to know she has no chance of winning, and running for president would seriously cut into her income. She makes a lot of money spouting nonsense. If she ran for president she would have to do it for free.

    October 5, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. notstupidafterall

    Guess she's not as stupid as some make her out to be?

    October 5, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  8. amina

    best news i've heard in a while! this woman couldn't even manage her household properly, but thought she could lead a nation?! wow. i'm glad she finally came to her senses.

    October 5, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  9. Jack

    Let the games begin.

    October 5, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  10. David Reston, VA

    Sarah Palin would still make a better president than Obama and all the GOP candidates combined. Still, she will remain a powerful conservative figure and could make the Tea Party even more powerful in the long run.

    October 5, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  11. RandyC09

    She would be making the biggest mistake of her life if she ran for president. She would be the subject of even more jokes than she is now. Besides that, she is not going to give up her paycheck from Rupert Murdoch.

    October 5, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. Bob Younger

    In some twisted way she really thinks she can be better than president. She thinks she can be a vocal politician and take shots at everyone's position without ever having to take responsibility on anything. She may do well for herself in the short term before people realize she isn't doing (and can't) do anything for them.

    October 5, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  13. rggin

    Probably a good decision..

    October 5, 2011 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  14. Igor

    This is the smartest thing she is ever done.

    October 5, 2011 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  15. Garry Forbes

    This isn't that much of a surprise to me. David Brooks has long held the position that Palin was more interested in being a celebrity than a candidate. We'll have to see if being out of the race hinders her ability to make money and remain in the spotlight.

    October 5, 2011 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  16. This is a joke right?

    There are people out there that actually expected her to run? How could she continue to be a millionaire through ideological exploitation of her supporters after the tire fire that would have been her campaign and debate performances? Media – be smart. She was never going to run. She never had a chance to win. This is idiocy.

    October 5, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  17. Concerned Republican

    One small step for a woman...One HUGE positive step for the Republican Party, may she and the entire Tea Party leave the Republican Party alone....May this party return to be the Party of Lincoln...Not anarchists...Small steps....

    October 5, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  18. Riley

    I don't blame her. She can do more to help this country from outside the White House.

    October 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  19. thank you jesus

    looks like she found some common sense

    October 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  20. Shawn L

    If this is actually news to anyone, you arent too bright. She just was milking it for all it was worth to put her name in the spotlight to make more moneyf or herself. She cares nothing about politics, only about her bank account. She will ride her 15 minutes of fame, until she has milked it for all it's worth.

    October 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  21. r0npaul2012

    Really? I didn't see that coming!

    October 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  22. Is what it is

    Good for her but her kind of leadership is what we really need. To bad for us.

    October 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  23. the_installer

    Breaking news? You mean nobody saw this coming? I must have ESP.

    October 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  24. Upol

    She is not that fool as you might thought.

    October 5, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  25. Chris

    She's not completely off her rocker to see this was a good decision, then. Mrs Pailn really would be a joke as a candidate, so we would have to rely on heaven helping us on the national stage, let alone the world stage, if the American people made the incomprehensible mistake of actually electing her. It's just absurd to contemplate seriously.
    Five minutes with Hillary Clinton should have put paid to that illusion, anyway. Let's move on to more tangible and urgent matters.

    October 5, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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