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. koin

    bid? you bid on the presidency like an auction?

    October 5, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. stoptheh8te

    Is anyone surprised? She has no substance ... only lobs verbal bombs and sound bites to incite riots and keep her name in the news ... it's all about her and not the country as she claims. She could have gained a lot more respect if she would have just come out and said she is not ready as Gov Christie recently announced. That would have been the mature thing to do, but Mrs. Palin has proven she has a lot of growing up to do.

    October 5, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  3. Lexicon40

    Strung those fifteen minutes out as long as she could. Did anyone seriously think she would? She was trying to keep fame and fortune flowing until she absolutely had no choice but to finally put up or shut up. Please, please, let her shut up.

    October 5, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. Mccain

    I for one am shocked that the woman who essentially lost the election for the GOPs in 2008 is not running for president under the GOPs in 2012.

    But in a serious note, i truly can't stand her, obvioulsy she would never actually run ( unless her ignorance levels is equal to her obliviousness levels ), but she has too promote herself to make millions as a media personality / politician.

    Although, I think I would have preferred an incompetent Vice President to an incompetent President.

    October 5, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. Dennis F

    Anyone who thought she would actually run does not understand something.

    If she declares herself as a candidate, the money she collects has to be treated as 'Campaign Contributions', and not personal income. Its quite obvious from everthing she has done since she resigned as Governor of Alaska that all she is interested in is how much personal income she can produce.

    She has been operating under the laws of PT Barnum (A sucker born every minute) since then.

    October 5, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  6. a6102658

    She saw what happened to Michelle Bachmann, and she said, "Now , is not my time"...any Tea Bagger candidate will never win the primaries, exhibit "A" : Perry.

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  7. Brett

    Palin won't run? NO WAY!!! Breaking News!!! Are you kidding?

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  8. Chaos

    Of course she won't run. Everyone knows she can't handle accountability and scrutiny of her profound ignorance.

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  9. wow

    I didn't know she has some common sense.

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  10. Sum

    Thanks goodness!

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  11. Thankful

    Gov. Palin, millions of us are also "thankful" that you aren't running. Now, please exit the stage and make room for the rest of the circus acts.

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  12. Scott

    Was this really a shock? Thank g-d

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  13. Light In The Black

    Ha Ha Ha Ha !!

    Sarah took a look at the polls
    and realised she had no freaking chance of EVER getting into the white house.
    But her family is so important to her (Ha Ha Ha Ha)
    she must have made enough money from this
    that she can now go away.

    Please file "Sarah palin" under "USER"
    when it comes to politics.

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  14. Chris Christie

    She is thankful, and so are we.

    October 5, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. PK California

    The job doesn't pay enough!

    October 5, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  16. Tom Clemens

    This is shocking.

    October 5, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  17. Farrah S

    Thank god Sarah' isn't running. I think that's the most intelligent things she's ever done. Now if only she would see fit to crawl back into hole and go back to Alaska!

    October 5, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  18. Hairy and Handsome

    no GOP wingnut can beat Obama!

    October 5, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  19. ameliate

    Now I begin to believe in God.
    Sarah Palin never wanted to be a president. A celebrity as she is, she has got everything she needs, and much more in the years to come. Just leave us alone, be busying with your money making.

    October 5, 2011 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  20. bonesbone

    Bye Bye Sarah, your 15 minuets is up!!!!

    October 5, 2011 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  21. NanookoftheNorth

    Sarah will be a better asset to the Republican Party by doing what she has been doing the last 3 yrs. and that's drumming up support for the Republican Party. Now maybe she and her family can have a bit of peace restored to their lives after 3 yrs. of blood, sweat and tears. No other candidate in our history has had their private lives put on display and torn apart like the Palins. I wish them well.....and oh, Katie..."what books do you read ?" Lame question.

    October 5, 2011 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  22. John in Colorado

    At long last Palin makes the inevitable decision. Recent polls taken of Republicans showed little support for a run. But she certainly milked the possibility about as long as she practically could in order to command top-dollar speaking fees and book sales. She thinks of herself as a kingmaker in Republican politics. Time will tell. Many of us hope she will fade away, having found her one of the most divisive and inept public figures in modern memory.

    October 5, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  23. Will

    lol. as if she ever had a chance. maybe she'll do the right thing and disappear back to AK where the deer and the buffalo get slaughtered from her helicopter.

    October 5, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  24. Rich

    This is certainly the smartest thing she has ever done....

    October 5, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  25. CedarRapids

    aw man. Come on repubs try to make her reconsider, please. On behalf of the dems in the country please try to convince her.

    October 5, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
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