Palin mum on run in latest stop
May 30th, 2011
11:04 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin mum on run in latest stop

Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin remained coy about her presidential intentions during a visit Monday to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as part of her "One Nation" bus tour.

The former Alaska governor said she is "still kind of contemplating a run," but was optimistic about Republicans' chances of winning back the White House in 2012.

"I think any Republican candidate is very, very electable," Palin said. "I think Americans are ready for true change. Change to get our country on the right track."

Her bus tour started Sunday with a stop at the "Rolling Thunder" rally on the National Mall. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee later visited the Lincoln Memorial and the World War Two Memorial, according to her website. Over the next few days she is scheduled to make stops at historic sites in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

But she pushed back on the idea that the bus is a sign she's running for president.

"This isn't a campaign bus," Palin said. "This is a bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested in all that is good about America and to remind ourselves we don't need to fundamentally transform America, we need to restore what's good about America."

Along with her husband Todd and daughters Bristol and Piper, Palin is expected to head to the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Monday, continuing to spread her message on Memorial Day.

"The mission that we're on is to highlight America's foundation and that's a nice thing that we're getting to do, bring the family along for the ride but making sure the people are aware of where America came from," Palin said.

- CNN's Greg Clary contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. GJGVT

    I think she's asking the biker dude what state Vietnam is in...

    May 30, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. mrglobal

    She is pulling a "Trump-aign". No, Trump was pulling a "Palin-aign". She was at it longer and laughing all the way to the bank.
    Suckers are waiting in line to watch her movie.

    May 30, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Two and They're Through

    I think Americans have had their fill of Hollywood Republicans. The Palin family being the leading example. Without question, the voters will decide to re-elect Pres. Obama.

    May 30, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. jim in indy

    She is the Danica Patrick of politics. Good looking, lots of talk, but NO results.

    May 30, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. melissa smith

    If she is so concerned with where America came from, what is she doing for the American Indians?

    May 30, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  6. NameDave

    Just imagine Sarah as make sure she would show up at meetings and events we would have to pay her for each one, otherwise you could never count on her to show up! I suggest that next years Webster's dictionary have a picture of Sarah under NARCISSISM.

    May 30, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. Former Republican, but never again!

    Sarah is the Republican's worst nightmare. If she is nominated, they"ll get crushed!

    May 30, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. ConGarr

    The link said, "Palin's surprise confession!" The article doesn't even mention a confession. Still the Clinton News Network after all these years, I guess.

    May 30, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. dave

    Why should she run for president. She will only quit after 2 years.

    May 30, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. Dee

    If she is going to run for president, her whole campaign can't be about bashing Obama. She needs to be specific about what she plans to do for the country.

    May 30, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
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