(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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Guess Romney doesn't want to remind people of the last "game change" VP and how that worked out.
Not having Ms. Palin speak at the convention is an excellent decision. Palin has nothing positive to add to the Republicana ticket. She is yesterday's mistake.
..............Awhhh, ...COME ON........We miss the Amazing Mama Grizzles (sic on purpose). Mama Palin can skip up to the mic and spew her "Alaskan Logic"...(dont you just feel bad for the people of Alaska, to be thought of that SHE is the smart one?) Maybe, with luck, Palin could instigate a WAR..............with Ireland............just to change it up a bit.
Who is interested in listening to such an ill-informed, pusillanimous lightweight? The Reps have yet to learn that the general populace is not interested in who/what they hate, but what they are for, as reflected in how they would govern. From recent past examples, that's not good.
"Country First." Then look at what Boehner's or Dubya's record. Pathetic.
Nice spin Palin, they didn't want you plain and simple. Your grating voice and silly persona is not wanted and we thank the gods that be for this gift!!!
She has nothing substantive to say (Romney says this campaign is about ideas, so not surprised). She is a shameless self-promoter and not not be there, just like Donald Trump, who it sounds, won't have a prime-time slot. They need to kick the goofy kids of the train.
this will not signal the end of Simple Sarah and that's both good and bad. Her mere presence solidifies the know-nothing part of the party and how they do nothing but damage their reputation with thinking americans. The bad part is having to listen to that shrill harpie voice screetching her lies and thinking she has anything relevant to say
Palin won't speak at the GOP convention? Thank God for small favors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good idea,they do not want to stick her foot in her mouth like she has so many times in the past.
Sounds to me like some Republicans are jumping ship .. seems ironic that it should happen right after Paul Ryan was picked for Vice President to Mitt Romney .... although, since most everyone realizes that neither candidate comes even close to the intelligence and forward thinking (for the people like you and me.) No .. the very first things Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney would do, would be to dismantle everything they could ... the new health care that will come together completely in 2014, even though the parts of it released already have helped so many. They will go after Medicare .. then take away food programs, (they call it welfare) I call it Life sustaining programs. They will take away a woman's right to health care. The list goes on. No, they won't do it all at once .. just bit by bit, so we won't really notice what's going on until it's too late ... and we have to get another Democrat in office to clean up and fix the huge mess all over again!
I really believe that Palin is miffed and her feelings hurt that she was not picked for the VP nod.
yeah .. she wasn't invited..
This woman is good for nothing. She recruited extremists and sent them to Washington in 2010, now see what the damage they have caused there. 12% approval so far. She still want to send more and make sure nothing will be done. Is this what McCain brought her for?? It is really absurd.
This is actually promising for the GOP. She of course isn't making way for new voices, she wasn't invited. Maybe the GOP has realized they don't need to pander to the far right. What are they gonna do, vote for Obama? No...Maybe , just maybe R2 can try to make rational arguments focused at the middle.
Yeah, I know...probably no chance of that.. But one can hope
Will she also speak out against Obiden?
Is ex-president Bush speaking at the convention? Is McCain speaking at the convention?
It looks like the most recent highest office holder, or potential highest office holder, GOP want to associate with is Ronald Reagan.
There's no money in it for her...why should she?
Choosing to not have Palin address the Convention is the smartest thing the GOP has done this year.
I'd guess that the GOP is looking for more heft than she has, but the tea party is still there even if she isn't.
Big surprise, palin is the type of person, like john kerry that assume people exist to provide her with position
What´s the differance ? Ryan , Palin , both have the worst in mind for America .
Excellent article. This should keep everyone's eye off the economy and give Obama time to fix it. Stop your blasting of Obama. He was handed a pile of you know what from Bush. No one could have fixed it.