(CNN) - Sarah Palin will not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the party's 2008 vice presidential nominee said in a statement Sunday.
"This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them," Palin wrote. "As I've repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path."
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In her statement, Palin did not say whether or not she would attend the convention, which is to take place in Tampa at the end of this month.
Palin spoke at the 2008 convention as the vice presidential nominee, and charged in her Sunday statement that her "predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced community organizer's plans to 'fundamentally transform' our country are unfortunately coming true."
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Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Convention have unveiled a partial list of the convention's primetime speakers and have promised to release more, as some major names - including Palin's - have been absent.
The announcement comes the day after Romney announced House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
– CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report
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Good for republicans. If you want to save your party, then its time to focus on rebranding. That means, no more Palin, Ron Paul, Donald Trump, etc...
Weird. As of a week ago, she was slotted in for a major role. Ryan must've put the kibosh on that.
Yes! Finally, baby steps in the right direction. Palin's dumb, self serving and not very bright! I would have had more confidence in Mitt as a smart, serious, presidental candidate had he chose Sen. Susan Collins. He didn't. Mr. All White "ONLY" America. So enjoy the 15 mins of fame. It's Over!
Is her 15 minutes of fame FINALLY over? God I hope so! Governor of Alaska was her only elected office and she quit that!
I hope Obama wins.
For many reasons, but the best of all.
To see Sarah Palin & Ted Nugents heads implode.
No, I think we can fit one more clown in the GOP circus car. Please speak, Sarah.
Sarah Palin will not be talking? I'm not big on religion, but that's got to be some kind of miracle, right? Call the Pope and ask if she can be qualified as a Saint if she shuts-up 3 times.