Palin says she's still thinking about whether to run in 2012
June 28th, 2011
10:05 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin says she's still thinking about whether to run in 2012

PELLA, Iowa (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Tuesday she has not made up her mind yet about whether to run for president in 2012 despite her daughter's claim that she has.

Palin spoke to reporters in Pella, Iowa, where she attended the premiere of "The Undefeated," a sympathetic feature-length film that takes a look at Palin's record as governor.


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  1. iowaeyes

    Undefeated? Really? Her rose colored glasses for herself and family seem to forget about the 2008 election. SHE LOST it for the reps. She is a money grubbing media pig. Opening this so called movie in one of the MOST conservative towns in Iowa. Pella is hardly representative of Iowa. She is a quiter and LOSER. Who cares if she runs. I am an Iowan who thinks she is nothing but user.

    June 28, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  2. John

    Who you joking saran Palin you know you are not going to run. You just want to keep your name In the news. You know you wouldn't have a chance In hell Of Winning. Most American People don't even want to hear the Palin name. Just stay gone and maybe for good this time.

    June 28, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. MS

    Oh CNN

    Everybody knows that Palin never thinks about anything.

    June 28, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  4. Donny

    Bull crap. Palin isn't going to run for president. Doing so would involve hard work, dedication and accountability – I don't believe Palin is capable of any of that. It's much easier to be a celebrity, she'll take the easiest more profitable route.

    June 28, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  5. carmelle

    So who's lying? You or your daughter?

    P.S. I really don't care. Just saying.

    June 28, 2011 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. seneca

    It takes a long time for her to rub two brain cells togeather to make any kind of decision besides "Guns Good" and "Fire Bad".

    June 28, 2011 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  7. Chris

    Shes not running She can win and she knows it.

    June 29, 2011 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  8. fernace

    I believe Bristol before Sarah. Of course she'll run, she's just trying to rev up the "excitement", like this is a movie premiere("coincidentally" enough). She really needs to concentrate on & continue her reality show based lifestyle, it suits her. We need a POTUS who can concentrate on the issues, country & people. I think she likes the spotlight too much to pull that off!

    June 29, 2011 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  9. AB

    Sarah Palin should consider not running for President of the United States. She lacks leadership ability and judgement. Moreover, Palin also lacks ethics and the ability to withstand public scrutiny.Palin is not well-read, nor is she well-travelled. There is a running joke that Palin thought that Africa was a country and not a continent.

    June 29, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  10. christina

    i think her runnin again is a mistake i mean i personally think that she doesnt make a good leader and in her previous run what made her look bad was her young daughter getting pregnant thats just my opinion though

    June 29, 2011 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  11. Matt Sky

    I don't suspect an entry into the race. I think she is enjoying the fame, power, and publicity without having to be super political. Bear in mind simple questions from supporters or reporters have been referred to by as Palin as "Gotcha moments." I think she may not be the brightest bulb in the bulb box, but she knows one thing – that these other candidates would eat her alive. Guys like Romney, Huntsman, Pawlenty, even Sarah Palin 2.0 (Michelle Bachmann, who's actually fairing well in polls now). Palin would prefer be known as a cheerleader and advocate for Republicans and go on to a lifestyle of high pay checks for books, touring the country and saying whatever the heck she wants when she wants. I think she's pretty content with the way things are, and the Presidency is a rough job, and she got on a top tier ticket through the grace of John McCain, but to go into the ring and fight head to head against your party, and if you win to have all that pressure to go up against The President... I just don't see it in her. She's like a Donald Trump, which is why they got along so well and had pizza in NY.

    June 29, 2011 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  12. A Møøse once bit my sister

    You know CNN botched their journalism when they used the word "thinking" with Sarah Palin. Get it together, CNN!

    June 29, 2011 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
  13. Palin Power

    Behold our next and greatest President Sarah Palin. Only she has the power to completely fix this whole mess and she will do it by implementing Palinomics! We will have 8 great years of President Sarah Palin and an eternal line of white conservative women presidents and vice-presidents. Obozo and Bliden will be the very last men to hold those offices. Palin is the real messiah and savior and she is GOD's CHOSEN ONE!

    June 29, 2011 03:45 am at 3:45 am |
  14. tjwdj

    Oh plaheessseeee...just go away. Didn't even need to read this. You have more than worn out your welcome. Seriously? Seriously!!!!

    June 29, 2011 05:11 am at 5:11 am |
  15. juliei4

    This no longer belongs on the Ticker. Nobody cares what she is contemplating any longer. Bachman has taken over the far right and there is no room for another ditz.

    June 29, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  16. Njfinest2009

    $arah Paylin and Michelle Bachman? wow that's an interesting pair! To this one I say Michelle is making an effort to try and educate herself, but Michelle's backround is going to cause her to lose, she wants government out but took to much from the government. Sarah Paylin is jealous of the support Michelle Bachman has. We can all give Michelle an E for effort, she will not be the one to make president Obama a one term presidient. Sarah Paylin is just setting people up who do believe she can win (why I don't know) only to let them down with the answer we have already known. She is not gonna run. I give Michelle credit for the works she has done with the foster children and her own, she is a good mother and should be proud of that. Sarah what has she done for her kids worth bragging about? Plain and simple, Sarah paylin may have the money to run a campaign but she is a waste

    June 29, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  17. The Clear Thinking Independent

    At least one of them is a liar.

    I could not care less about Sarah Palin.

    She is "Myspace" in a "Facebook" world.

    June 29, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |