October 8th, 2010
12:20 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin on presidential run

(CNN) - There's further proof that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is considering a presidential run in 2012.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Palin discussed her political ambition at a webcast taping for conservative magazine, Newsmax, on Wednesday.

"I'll run for President if the American people want me to," Palin told the live audience.

But this is not the first time Palin has addressed the issue.

"A reason to run (for president) is if nobody else were to step up with the solutions that are needed to get the economy back on the right track," Palin told Fox News in September.

And in an April interview with "100 Huntley Street," a daily Christian talk show, Palin said she would "pursue" a presidential bid if she decides it's the best way to help everyday people with their challenges.

The new comments come as Palin gears up to campaign with RNC Chairman Michael Steele next week and after a so-far successful season of candidate endorsements for the midterm elections. A new CBS poll out Thursday found that 64 percent of those surveyed thought she would not make an effective president.

–CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (240 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    Sar5ah Palin is continuing to build on her strong, large and enthusiastic base of support by consistently showing an expert command of conservative ideas and how they can do so much to guide America out of this rut and back to broad based prosperity. She stands up to whatever the liberals want to throw at her confidently and successfully. They have no idea they are preparing her for whatever the Democrats can come up with in their campaign. They have nobody that can inspire the enthusiastic support she does.

    October 8, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. Video Guy

    Please Run!!!!!!!!!! The entertainment value would be priceless. Can you see this sorry excuse for a lady in a debate with the President. He would have her in tears within minutes.

    October 8, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Rose

    She is not qulalified. Thats all. Who in the right mind would vote for her?

    October 8, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    PLEASE run for president, Sarah. You'll be lucky to get even one electoral vote.

    The American people were smart enough to vote out the pickled-brained morons that came in with the Bush dictatorship. What makes you think people have grown stupid now that they know what it's like to have an intelligent president who truly works for the people of this country like President Obama?

    But you go ahead and run. Please run. President Obama will be assured of a landslide victory that will make Reagan's defeat of Mondale pale in comparison.

    October 8, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Karma6338

    This woman must be a Liberal Operative because if she runs, it will guarantee a second term for President Obama, which is just fine with me. Mantra: Run, Sarah Run....

    October 8, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    Please run Sarah. Guarantee a democrat in the white house till 2016 and beyond.

    October 8, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Please no!!!

    I don't want to have to vote for Obama again!

    October 8, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Robin

    This gal is losing her hair. That's a piece. Wonder if it's all the stress?

    October 8, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Phil

    I think she must be an alien in disguise trying to infiltrate American politics. We need the Men In Black!

    October 8, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. vic nashville tn

    Joe Miller and Christine O’Donnell dodging the questions even they can’t how Palin expect we will vote for her

    October 8, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  11. Shari from Madison

    oh wow, this might be the best thing to happen for President Obama and the democrats! Palin is in no way capable of leading anything, especially a country. Also, if she really wants to help those who need help, start by donating all the proceeds from her various speaking engagements to a valid charity, not the tea party.

    October 8, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. payback

    .........Once the palin, tea party curtain is pulled back. She, they will, melt.....When the sun shines on them. And they will be nomore. Along, with beck, rush, and insanihannity..........................................,

    October 8, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Cosmo

    This poor soul is suffering from some very serious delusions if she either i) believes that she has "the solutions that are needed to get the economy back on the right track" or ii) that the American people want her to run for President. Keep on counting your money while you have the chance.

    October 8, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  14. Tari Torch Sweeney - Shaker Heights, OH

    May there be a God! Obama can put Hilary on his ticket and beat the you-know-what out of Palin! Bring it on! I would love to see this.

    October 8, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. SN

    I want her to.. go back to Alaska, live in obscurity, and perhaps come face to face with one of the wolves which she approves slaughtering. She doesn't even deserve a tour of that Whitey Housey thing, let alone a four-year stay in it.

    October 8, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. JohninTampa

    That's a tough one Sarah. Nobody in their right mind in any country wants you to be President of the United States, but a good number here in the US want you to run in order to screw up the right-hand side of the ballot. You'll just have to pray for guidance, and see if you find any instructions written on your palm.

    October 8, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. joan

    Can she tell us how she will solve our problems? What I don't understand these people call themseslves christians and are full of hate & lies, they just keep spreading fear. Wonder if she ever stop to listen to herself, God is love and He knows no color. America is out of many one people and, God created all of us equal and He does not put one over the other because of their color. But the wrong will fail, the right will prevail. God is still on his throne and He is listening.

    October 8, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. grapevine

    In referencing the challenges of Americans, she means RedAmerica only, yes?

    October 8, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "It looks as though,in the picture,she' asking the country to "pull my finger"......"

    In light of the fact that the GOP's, Teatard's and the entire "news" media's lips are firmly planted on her backside, I would gladly and with great relish pull the hell out of her finger.

    October 8, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  20. Morgan

    Hyper-libs, socialists, weak-minded fools...also known as "Democrats"......they all fear this lady, and rightly so. Bright, energetic, positive, successful.....these are qualities that "liberated" women (and hyper-lib men) all wish they could claim as their own.

    Were Sarah to run, she would quite certainly win...and hyper-libs know this.

    As for Irma in NC, not sure how Republicans are currently bringing down the country when the Dems are in charge. But they will shortly be out of jobs (like many of their constituents). Nov 2010 will be our first success, Nov 2012 will our second. I look forward to saluting President Palin.

    October 8, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  21. T'SAH from Virginia

    Palin can't even speak to MSM and she wants to RUN for President.

    Palin only caters to the 'small pockets of America' therefore; she will NEVER visit my neighborhood!

    Palin wants to 'take back America' from those who were here first and from the ones who BUILD IT!!!

    Palin wants to end everyone she endorsed to back her up and already half of them are SILENT!!!

    Palin wants to represent all Americans but yet only speaks to less than half of them through FOX!!

    Palin wants to represent the FAR-RIGHT EXTREMIST and expects all other Americans to LOVE HER!!!

    What Palin WANTS is NOT what PALIN is going to get and that is becoming the President of the United States!!! She has got to be JOKING!!!!

    The only reason why she is announcing it now because she wants to try and TOP Hillary Clinton's news. If this is the BEST female the RepubliCAN'Ts have to offer for the HIGHEST JOB in America – then their entire party is PITIFUL and PATHETIC!!!!!

    T’is T’SAH and I approve this message!!!

    October 8, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  22. Robert Cloosdoosch

    What is it about 22% that she does not understand?

    October 8, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  23. Pam

    She is a joke! Her and her family are merely fodder for the tabloids. She ranks right up there with Lindsay Lohan!
    She couldn't hack running 1 state much less a whole country!

    October 8, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  24. Nick from Canada

    Hey - 25 Days until Socialism dies in the United States - learn something before you express your 'thoughts' on the internet.

    October 8, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  25. FactCheck

    Can we also get Paris Hilton and one of the Kardashians to run? Then, we'd have the trifecta of stupid.

    October 8, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
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