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. Bullet Dodged

    Great news. No surprise though. Good riddance and don't EVER enter politics again Sarah.

    Sincerely,
    A Republican with a brain.

    October 5, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  2. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO!

    October 5, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. Nnaemeka Nwosu

    That's mighty wise of Sarah putting Family before politics. Politics is merely an evolving primitive instinct of man's urge to dominate his fellow man. Family Growth and strength is a far more decent goal in life. See ya in 2016.

    October 5, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. Randy

    She did not have a chance to win anyways she needs to go away

    October 5, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  5. s.c.

    This might be the smartest move she's ever made. But who didn't see this coming a mile away. This woman is all about getting as many 15 minutes of fame as she can.

    October 5, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. roscoe

    Ah, let's hope this is the beginning of the end of Sarah's time in the spotlight. Over the last few months, she's really taken a beating in the court of public opinion. Her family's continuous side show of trailer park antics really makes her a laughing stock. Deciding not to run is the first good decision she's made in a long time. And, it's a choice that is best for America too. Now, she can focus on important issues.....like getting Michele Bachmann to join her in retirement.

    October 5, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. Stvnkrs10

    Too bad, that might have ensured a Obama reelection!

    October 5, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  8. Really

    Regardless of my opinion of her abilities, who would vote for her knowing she quit her governor position after only 2 years?

    October 5, 2011 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  9. Karen

    Well, she milked that long enough!!!! We all knew she wouldn't/couldn't run or she would be ripped to shreds. She has messed up in her actions and words....AND she's not that bright....but very pretty.

    October 5, 2011 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  10. Robert

    No. Please. Don't. Come Back. No.

    She will never admit to it, but she probably knew she would get tore up in the debates. It would hurt her status as a maverick(tm). She thought Biden was bad, the current guys would chew her up. Its apparent through Bachmann, that just being a pretty face isn't going anywhere.

    October 5, 2011 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  11. Patrick from Minnesota

    She quit Alaska governor, for nothing. Good riddence.

    October 5, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  12. Kay

    She's making millions as a celebrity, why would she take a pay cut to be President?

    She'll run in 2016, when it will be a free for all.

    October 5, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  13. Really???

    Smart decision. I think her moment came & went.

    October 5, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  14. JT

    And there was much rejoicing. I think John McCain lost the election with his choice of her as his running mate.

    October 5, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  15. Oldie in TampaBay

    She can stir up SO MUCH MORE controversy WITHOUT running! THE THORN in everyone side that NOW will NEVER go away!

    October 5, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  16. John Nemesh

    Probably because after her bus tour, she is definitely aware that the majority of Americans view her as a clown! She wouldnt have a snowball's chance in Hades of EVER becoming President of the United States, and SHE KNOWS IT! Now, if Fox would quit paying her to be on TV....

    October 5, 2011 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  17. 66Biker

    So she finally figured out that she has absolutely no chance of winning... It took her long enough.

    October 5, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  18. GrandmaT

    A dream come true for every conservative....she would have been the singlemost cause of another Obama landslide.

    October 5, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  19. studdmuffins

    If she had, and had won the nomination, I would have voted for President Obama.

    October 5, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  20. jody

    is this all you got to put up to distract people from occupy wallstreet, not going to work since this lady is not important

    October 5, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  21. shelly

    Sarah made the right choice to put her family first. Why did she ever think she was qualified to be prez?

    October 5, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  22. Eyeforaneye

    This isn't news we already knew that...she was never a serious contender, just wanted the media attention and the money that went with it. Anyone that believed she was going to actually run? Hope you enjoyed her money train...

    October 5, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  23. Lardeau

    Smart woman.

    October 5, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  24. David

    Sarah Palin's knows her "career" as a political grifter would be over in half an hour of word salad gibberish were she ever to appear on "Meet the Press", "Face the Nation" or "This Week."

    October 5, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  25. phil

    Bout time!!
    she waited till all players were in the pot and decided, she would come in a distant low!
    She shd've given the people ( mainly her supporters) more lead instead to declare for another candidate of dragoing them along!

    October 5, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
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