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. David

    I can certainly respect the way she came to her decision. While I agree with many of her positions, I question how effective she can be against Obama after years of being painted in wide spectrum of negative shades by the media. Ask a teenager about Palin and they can tell you all about the rumors, few know anything about her actual positions. I have little doubt that translates right over to most people of voting age...

    October 5, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  2. Ben Fogel

    Can't say I'm upset

    October 5, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. DRAlbany

    OMG what will America do without her leadership? We're doomed for sure now. Mindless opportunist that's all.

    October 5, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. carlos

    OHHH how sad !, I couldn't wait for SNL and (Tina) to give us the best laughs with Sarah 's campain !!

    October 5, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. superkrivo

    What I find so troublesome is that she thinks she has the ability and the skills required to be President. Not only is she kidding herself, her ego is getting in the way of rational thought. Her 15 minutes of fame are up. She needs to gracefully just go away, but she won't. No one is more impressed with Sarah Palin then Sarah Palin.

    October 5, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  6. Hap

    She's milked it for all it was worth, hopfully she'll fade into insignificance as she should have done a long time ago. Now that the field is set let the kookiness begin. How sad are these republican candidates, it almost seems as if the party doesn't want to win, or thinks it can't.

    October 5, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  7. Icon0clast

    Good, if she had the GOP might as well have handed Obama a second term.

    October 5, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. El Dre

    I was looking forward to see Tina Fey do her impression of Palin on a regular basis...

    October 5, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  9. Larry Erdman

    Palin is simply a profiteer who caught a lottery strike when McCain foolishly selected her. She resigned as Governor of Alaska, not as she said, but rather to collect the easy money that being a tabloid personality can pull in. She is making millions doing nothing. Why give up being a high-paid talking head? She couldn’t win anyway. She is a divisive personality who has zero grasp on anything of substance.

    October 5, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  10. telrider

    One right decision made by a wrong person.

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

    I think most knew she was never going to run, as there is no way she could win. She milked all she could out of delaying her announcement. I feel sorry for all the people she duped and took money from.

    October 5, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  12. Jeff

    she is showing a glimmer of sense for once.

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

    Everyone knew she wasn't running. The country is better off that she is not.

    October 5, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. billy

    Hooray our prayers have been answered.She caused John M.to lose the past election and would have done the same this election for the party..

    October 5, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  15. Rock Singer

    Was there any doubt that she was milking all of her faithful followers for all the $$ money $$ she could get.

    Now maybe she'll go back to shooting helpless animals in Alaska. LOL

    October 5, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  16. Dunkirk

    Thank goodness. I like her, but she is not what the GOP needs. Her folksiness is cute and all, but I want a leader with answers... someone who has more than just bravery and spunk, but ideas and experience.

    October 5, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  17. hannah

    Did anyone really think she would? And what does she do with the money she's collected from supporters. Run to the bank? She was just out to make money and she's been very successful. There are a lot of very ignorant stupid people in this country. That is one reason we are in the mess we are in. Putting the tea baggers in congress was a bad idea.

    October 5, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  18. Republicans choices for President

    Well, I guess the choices for the republican party could have gotten lower if Sarah would have joined, but then she would've quit. She is looking for another reality show.

    October 5, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  19. Fed Up

    She had the sense to know it would be a waste of time. Nobody in their right mind would donate money or vote for this loon. Her and Todd need to go back to Alaska and stay there.

    October 5, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  20. Alice Lillie

    So, Tea Partier Sarah Palin isn't running. Who will her supporters support now? Ron Paul. Why? Palin did say nice things about Paul, and does understand economics to a point. She even said she could support him. I have been supporting Paul all along because he is does understand economics, is aware of the root cause of the country's economic problems (high taxes and bad monetary policy) and acknowledges that Bush was as much to blame as Obama.

    October 5, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  21. Randy, San Francisco

    A lot to do about nothing...her own party didn't want her to make a run.

    October 5, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  22. CelticHunter7

    She is still a major King Maker, Power Broker, and Formidable Adversary.

    October 5, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  23. Dave Milnes

    Although she would definately be the best looking President ever, she is a quitter. She quit on the State of Alaska and would probably quit on the country. Let her stick to her reality shows.

    October 5, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  24. Seasons

    Who cares, her day in sun has been over for awhile now. She needs to go back to Alaska and stay there..

    October 5, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  25. twiddly

    Too funny; she devotes herself to the almighty dollar!

    But darn, I was looking forward to some more Tina Fey SNL routines :)

    October 5, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
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