January 15th, 2010
08:46 AM ET
10 years ago

Palin: Fox gig doesn't close the door to 2012

(CNN) - Despite speculation from some political observers that Sarah Palin has ruled out a 2012 presidential bid in favor of a television career at Fox news, the former Alaska governor said all options still remain on the table.

Appearing Thursday night on Fox News - where Palin is now a formal contributor - Palin dismissed predictions her television deal means she has closed the door to a presidential bid:

"You know, I'm not going to close any doors for my future, for my family's future - don't know what's in the future, what it holds, but between now and whenever a big decision has to be made, I'm gonna do all that I can to help our country get back on the right track, and that's to get a message out there about solutions that I believe and a whole lot of Americans believe need to be plugged in," said the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

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soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. Jim

    My first question is: What time period is she referring to when she says "back on the right track?"

    Second Quesiton: What exactly are these solutions she keeps talking about?

    January 15, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  2. Dave

    CNN's daily foray into everything that is Palin.

    The infatuation the far left has with her is absolutely pathetic. Actually it is borderline criminal stalking.

    January 15, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  3. NVa Native

    Who cares?

    January 15, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  4. Richie

    Is that a sentence?

    January 15, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. Adam

    God help us all...

    January 15, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  6. alan in marietta

    OK...what solutions? Is it a secret? She's been threating to tell us about her common sense solutions for a year and all we have heard is more word salad, coy statements and not one solution other than to oppose everything Obama wants to do.

    January 15, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  7. martin

    Aw geeze...she quit her next job before she got it.

    January 15, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  8. dude palin

    Oh God..please run Sarah..

    January 15, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  9. Matt

    I personally do not believe that ANY public figure who wants to be taken seriously should take up a job on a network that does take on the news in a unobjective fashion. That goes for FOX as well as MSNBC. It is obvious that these networks are in for their particular party, and a public figure that gives themselves a sounding board on a powerful network undermines the system of democracy we hold dear.

    January 15, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  10. Rob R

    Oh, it WILL Barracuda...you will be even more poralizing and you have shown you can't keep your composure in a fight. You will be diminished to your lowest common denominator MONEY.

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  11. Larry

    The Door Was Never open for this brain dead twit

    Could we PLEASE stop reporting this NON news

    The American people are not that stupid ...!!!

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  12. Stephen Dilks

    It would be great if Palin, or any other member of the Republican Party, were to propose some solutions. All I see at this point is nay-saying. It doesn't help that Fox, which seems to have become the voice of Republicanism, continues to dedicate time to the analysis of what "went wrong" in the landslide loss in November 2008 when more important things are happening. I watched for a while the other day when Beck was interviewing Palin: every other news channel was covering the tragedy in Haiti; Palin and Beck sat drinking coffee in a studio chatting about why Obama is leading our country in the wrong direction. JUst seems that they are completely out of touch when they ought to be making constructive contributions to what the US can do right now to solve problems.

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  13. Tracy

    Move along, Sarah, your 15 minutes are up.

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  14. Grundoon

    What solutions? What has she, or even the GOP as a whole,offered in the way of solutions? Whining, criticism and confused rhetoric do not solutions make.

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  15. G

    Who cares?

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  16. Mathew

    If Palin eventually rules out a 2012 run because of her gig with Fox News, then I guess it shows that Fox was right the entire time...they really do love America.

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  17. Bob Dog

    Please, please run Sarah! You are a complete buffoon. A total embarrassment to your gender, everything honest, decent, and hard working. Your presence does huge damage to everything you apparently stand for.

    Please, please run!!

    January 15, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  18. Dale

    Let's see... in her first appearance on FOX she made Glenn Beck look well-balanced and sane by comparison. He was the one that was playing the part of pointing out the obvious flaws in her logic. Let her run her mouth on FOX for a while... her sound bites should make good comedy if she ever tries to run for office again.

    January 15, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  19. Logan Fiss

    The presence of this woman and her ascent to prominence on the American political scene is a frightening commentary on the state of affairs in the United States. This woman is interesting; she is attractive. But Palin is absolutely terrifying......like a cult figure. The woman simply doesn't know hardly anything about the world....God help the US.

    January 15, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  20. Betty

    How can you possibly enlighten the American people when you don't have a clue what is going on. Remember you can see Russia from you house.

    January 15, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  21. E Beal

    She keeps talking about her solutions. Just exactly what are her solutions since she doesn't explain them?

    January 15, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  22. Dan

    Here's how you can help our country: run in 2012. That way, Obama is guaranteed another four years.

    There you go again. You betcha!

    January 15, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  23. enviroguy

    And yet still no details. Guess she's just a big picture kinda gal, also.

    January 15, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  24. FactCheck

    Yes!!! The gift that keeps on giving. More Tina Fey, more late nigh humor and another 4 years of Obama.

    January 15, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  25. joe smith

    great, hope everything works out; been catching up on the Haiti situation; perhaps a water well drilling rig ,or two could be sent immediately, and in just a few hours, with a submersible pump, and a portable generator, these folks could have plenty of water..maybe CNN has some contacts in Florida that quick action could be taken..maybe advise Mr. Clinton/Mr.Bush of this very easy method..

    January 15, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
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