Palin will not seek presidential nomination
October 5th, 2011
06:25 PM ET
11 years ago

Palin will not seek presidential nomination

(CNN) - Sarah Palin, ending months of speculation, said Wednesday she will not run for president, either as a Republican or third-party candidate.

"This has been prayerfully considered," the former Alaska governor said on the Mark Levin radio program. "I can be on the right path without being a candidate."


Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. glm

    Can we focus on the declared candidates now instead of the pols who aren't running?

    October 5, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  2. Peter

    Relieved to hear Palin won't run. I'm not a liberal but she gives conservatives a bad name...

    October 5, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  3. Martina

    Oh, really?? What a tragedy :-)!

    October 5, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  4. 1troglodyte

    Hahahaha...she took you Gomer-dope Tea-baggers for million$....hahaha...I told you two years ago she'd never run for President. She just wanted your suckers money. And she got it.

    October 5, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  5. 1troglodyte

    She's a rogue alright. Any of you ever look up rogue in the dictionary?

    October 5, 2011 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  6. James

    Finally some good news! Thanks CNN you've brightened up my day after the loss of Steve Jobs and the continuing problems with the economy.

    October 5, 2011 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  7. Jerkinp

    If she's not running then why the heck did she take money from supporters buy a fancy bus, tour historical land marks across the United States making various statements and speeches only to do this. It seem like she conned people into giving her money so she can go on a long vacation and buy fancy things. Safari Investments LLC even bought her a $1.7 million home.

    October 5, 2011 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  8. Brian - PA

    But you know she'll announce the sale of another book very soon...

    October 5, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  9. sueb

    It's quite simple - regardless of her political beliefs, religious beliefs and high paid advice, she's just not capable of doing the job so who in the Republican party would support her bid? Another term of a female George Bush even scares the most right wing Repubs.

    October 5, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  10. Tareq

    What? No female George Bush for President? I'm telling you, politics is getting less fun to follow these days

    October 6, 2011 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  11. A Democrat in North Carolina

    Because her party dont want her too.

    October 6, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  12. Alejandro

    Praised be the Lord

    October 6, 2011 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  13. peter

    That is good news for the USA and the world.

    October 6, 2011 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  14. Stefan

    Too bad.
    I would enjoy the laugh egen she tries to act smart.

    October 6, 2011 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  15. mmm

    Thank God!!!!!!

    October 6, 2011 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  16. Mark

    Thank God if there is one.

    October 6, 2011 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  17. Mark Staves

    "This has been prayerfully considered,"

    .....Yes, many of us were praying that she would not.

    October 6, 2011 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  18. jumpstart

    Palin Not Running!!! She was using up a great deal of valuable breatheable air. What has happened to our country. This woman has absolutely nothing to offer our Country except stoking the fires of the disgruntled. She is uneducated and totally out of touch with what she is supposed to be saying to America. BUT We live in a "free society" where no one tries to stop you from making an absolute Fool of yourself. We just laugh at you. Way to Go, Sarah. Go to Russia maybe they will let you take Putin's place.

    October 6, 2011 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  19. Curt

    Maybe she's smarter than I gave her credit for. I just hope that the "right path" leads her directly to the private sector.

    October 6, 2011 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  20. Not so scared any more

    "prayerfully considered"? Maybe there really is a god and he is looking out for America.

    October 6, 2011 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  21. David

    Well... you CAN'T be on the right path if you WERE a candidate.

    October 6, 2011 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  22. Bader

    As long as it is "prayerfully considered" then its ok, you can now wither into the abyss

    October 6, 2011 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  23. Scott Key

    What rotten luck! And we were so looking forward to her formidable presence in the debate arena. Drat!

    October 6, 2011 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  24. Gotta Be Kiddin

    Does this mean that she will go away now?

    October 6, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  25. What the Heck

    Gimme a break .............. She as well as all of us knows she is not qualified!! Nothing but a money grabber from the publicity.

    October 6, 2011 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
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