(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.
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THE GOP wants Sarah to fade away. They want the collective memories of all Americans to be wiped so that there is no recollection of this nut ball ever being selected as a VP candidate. She did more to damage the public's opinion of the Republican party than any other single individual in history. It's going to take a long time for them to get any credibility back.
No votes for Mitt_the_tax_shelter_expert!
Well, think about it. The last time they let her speak, she got Obama elected. They can't take that chance again!
Like Ryan,she is a good speaker...
I am shock..... NOT.... the on;y reason to have her blubber at the convention would be to get out some other tralier trash out to vote, Ryan is much more elocuent and educated than plain.. and that makes him more dangerous..
Palin was not invited..!!!
. . . "and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents". . . Good luck with that!
Smartest thing she's ever done
Is replacing Obama the only thing the Republicans have on their agenda? At some point are they actually going to address issues America is facing? Or is focusing on replacing Obama all they have?
Why would they want her to speak? I'm sure they will have a lot of idiots speaking, she would just add to the list.
Well, that's a relief.
Maybe they can get the actor from the new movie "Iron Sky" to be there? Look at the trailer on 'tube to see what I mean.
Heading up the list of speakers at the convention will be Ted Nugent, Poster boy for the GOP.
Y is everyone in the Party against Sarah Palin? Will she defect to the Tea Party or start her own party?.Rmoney's a twit, Ryan's tryin', McCain's a pain. What's ailin' Palin? Too low class for Republicants?
Reminds me of the night McCain lost and Palin tried to give a speech but got caught on her way to the mic and they shut off the power to it; then turned off the lights so she had to crawl off the stage in the dark. Stickers around Tampa that are the hottest now are "Sarah Who?"
She continues to talk s if she is soooo important!
Good, she's a windbag anyway. Maybe she'll be pushed aside and just go away.
The true story is that her hands are not large enough to hold her notes.
Why not? She has something to say every day of the year for the last five years regarding President Obama?
In other words, she offered but they haven't returned her calls.
I pray President Obama, gets re-elected. Obama / Biden 2012. It begins with us.
Glad to see she's finally seen as has-been by the Republican party. Too bad they never realized she was a "never was".
Do we really care?
Thank goodness! Maybe after this election we won't ever have to hear another word fall out of Sarah Palin's mouth. Hopefully Ron Paul runs as an independent to fracture the presidential vote and moderate Americans turn out at the polls to get the tea party idiots out of congress... including Paul Ryan! oh, to dream... K!
Does this signal the GOP is officially over The Quiter ?? One can only hope ..