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. reagan

    meh. so what.

    America wins.

    October 5, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  2. wonderwall

    What was that bus tour for? No one remembers.

    October 5, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  3. 1nd3p3nd3nt

    she said she could beat obama in an election. she says she wants to do what it takes to get obama out of office, yet she's not running.

    smells fishy. kinda like a politician.

    October 5, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. Drew Williams

    And speaking of prayer, those of the reasoning world have been answered.

    October 5, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  5. fred

    Now that just is not right, it's too soon.
    Check that Prayer Line Sarah again, the Big Guy has been kind of busy here lately, you know ...

    October 5, 2011 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  6. Jerry

    Lawrence ODonnell is right again. What a total fraud on the American people to have to put up with someone like this.

    Half-term governor who wanted power without being accountable to the people.

    Tea-Party fraud and former King-Maker.

    Her influence will plummet like a satellite from orbit.

    About time.

    October 5, 2011 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  7. James

    The best news I've heard all day.

    October 5, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  8. BJ Bell

    I hope her 15 minutes are up.

    October 5, 2011 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Who cares. Is this really breaking news. Is she a world changing visionary that has done something truly visionary. No. But Steve Jobs was. So get her face of the front page anad replace it with someone who actually contributed to society.

    October 5, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  10. Toby Kent

    It is GREAT news that Palin is not running for president! I suggest perhaps she go to law school for the next four years and learn how to think and speak. But then, she believes she'll be busy strategizing with the GOP. Does anyone want to tell the good 'ol boys this?

    October 5, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  11. ss

    After much prayer, she decided against running. I'm curious if she heard voices telling her not to run. Anyone praying and listening for a response scares the hell out of me. Glad she's not running!

    October 5, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  12. allens

    i cannot see how america can go on without sarah as president.

    October 5, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  13. Don

    Seriously, people thought she might run?

    If she ran she couldn't use her celebrity to make money for herself and there was no way she would win, so there was never any chance she would run.

    October 5, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  14. Dave, Central Illinois

    Here comes the barrage of typical Lib hate speech.........

    October 5, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  15. veggiedude

    "A CNN/ORC International Poll of registered voters in late September showed Palin trailing Obama in a hypothetical 2012 general election matchup, 58% to 37%."

    Yup, she had no chance whatsoever. But then, who does?

    October 5, 2011 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  16. Jilli

    Wow, what a surprise.

    Let's hope this carnival barkers 15 minutes are up.

    October 5, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  17. sophlol

    Haha no one cares about her.

    October 5, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  18. gnomepark

    I guess she "prayed" the polls would change to her favor. A pity we are discussing her as the caliber of leaders our country has to choose from. I'm embarrassed.

    October 5, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  19. ken

    Why would she?? All of you idiots pay her millions of dollars to speak!

    October 5, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  20. sheila kind

    Praise be to whoever. Sarah is so over now. Still, you can't say she didn't play it for all she could. How many millions did she bilk people out of? All this from a would be politician who couldn't even finish her first term as governor. What would she have done as Prez? Quit halfway through her term? She wouldn't have been worth spit.

    October 5, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  21. Ron

    Good. Now if she'd just go away for good. Her experience as a political leader is so limited, I don't know why she has so many fans. As governor, make that half a governor, she did several things of questionable legality, including an apparent vendetta against an ex-relative, a state cop. She has shown that she cannot take criticism of any kind, from any source, without violent retorts. Many Republican leaders now consider her unelectable. As far as I can see, Sarah Palin has just marketed herself and her family very well. Something akin to what you'd see on a Jerry Springer freak show. Do doubt it does bring them a lot of cash, the same way disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich made the circuit of any talk show that would have him.. But Sarah for President, ... Dear God no, no.

    October 5, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  22. suzycrocker

    the best thing she could ever do for our country is never run. please dont let it be another one from texas.look at the mess that was left to obama to clean up.obama 2012.thats who has my vote.

    October 5, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  23. sarah

    Can she PLEASE go away now

    October 5, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  24. otermbachmann

    She can work for right-wing Fox & CNN, make millions, and America will be much safer. Thank-you God, amen.

    October 5, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  25. Light In The Black

    God help this country if Republicans ever get control again.
    They have done enough damage.

    October 5, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
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