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. mikey

    It is mind boggling how this ditsy idiot rose to such favor among republicans. If the GOP would distance themselves from these religitard moral hypocrites, I would join the party and learn the songs. Add the fact that this idiot quit mid-term in her governor’s job in a state with less of a population than most major cities. What exactly qualifies her to run for president? Amazing.

    October 5, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  2. Andy

    I'm sure this is a big disapointment to all democrats.

    October 5, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  3. NYfire42

    Thank god! Now hopefully we can stop hearing about her all together and focus on real issues that concern our country! and not is gov. christie running or wait !! I heard this random no namer is gonna make a bid.. Let's stop acting like the dog from Up and focus on what we have infront of us.

    October 5, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  4. Susan

    There is a god in heaven. This is the best news ever. I was worried that there were enough stupid tea party people n this country to elect her. Senator McCain owes us all an apology for making us worry for so long. He did us all a wrong by making her his vice presidential candidate just to be elected. She had no qualifications and we all had to worry that she may some day be our president.

    October 5, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  5. troy Whitney

    and this is a big surprise?

    October 5, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. joepa

    Really? Like that's news? She is a reality star not a politian. She was just using the Presidential Race to get a little more attention. Love her or hate her she is laughing all the way to the bank!!

    October 5, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  7. David

    Ah, darn. I was looking forward to the comedy.

    October 5, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  8. person

    We knew she wasn't going to run and she didn't have to come out sand say it. We've been content and happy with Palin free media the past few weeks. She wants back in the news.

    October 5, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. mesamick

    She's not running? I'm shocked I tell you ...SHOCKED!

    October 5, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. Motoman

    I think I heard the country breath a collective sigh of relief.

    October 5, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. virtuallyme

    Palin 'thankful' not to be running – NOT as thankful as we are

    October 5, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  12. Chuck Bettini

    Good!!! Thank God!!! Now, just maybe, the mainstream media doesn't have to live on a precipice of what Mrs. Palin will and will not do. More importantly, and this seems so minor to too many people, who can we get to be the leader of this nation (and the world) who actually has the credentials to lead and a track record to prove it? And, unfortunately (for me personally), that goes for Mr. Obama as well. Conservative, liberal, on the fence, social liberal, fiscal conservative – it is all nonsense when it comes to the substantive reality that our nation is in deep, deep, deep trouble. And if we can't agree on that then we can agree on nothing – it is over, scrap the USA and sell it to China and everyone else who carries our debt.

    October 5, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. NoGr8rH8r

    Sarah, Go home and never be heard from again! Be gone.

    October 5, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. cindy

    This is news? She likes the glory but NOT the pain. I feel for all the folks that sent money thinking she would run.

    October 5, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  15. mack spain

    MAYBE NOW SHE WILL PARK THAT STUPID BUS AND GET OUT OF OUR LIVES!!

    October 5, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  16. Seattle Girl

    "My family comes first." She can't be serious? Her ego and bashing President Obama come first. Thank GOD we don't have to worry about this nutjob running our country.

    October 5, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  17. mmkk007

    Power of prayer - our prayers!

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  18. beevee

    What a bunch of BS and hogwash. She knows that she ahs absolutely no chance of getting the nomination as even republican voters are smarter than she thought. Pl. go back to Alaska and never ever come back to the mainland. Good riddance.

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  19. relieved

    Finally. Prayers that actually work!!

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. Dale

    Now what do we do for comic relief? Oh yea, we have the rest of the field.

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. tom wisconsin

    And also the fact that she is not electable.

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. EatYouAlive

    I am sure she will devote herself to family now... not...

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  23. fishcow

    What's the difference. She'd be destroyed in the general election (assuming she could even net the gop nomionation)... and she knows it.

    October 5, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  24. Alex Povolotski

    Sarah is a total disgrace to the United States. She is a laughing stock all over the world. Plus you wouldn't want to have Palin is a president in a critical situation - she would push the red button in a panic. Just read the Joe McGinniss' book on Palin for details on her character.

    She is driven by fear.

    October 5, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  25. B. Obama

    She knew better.

    October 5, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
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