Sarah Palin says she will not run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will not run for president. Her announcement Wednesday left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders.

Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devote ourselves to God, family and country." She said her decision maintains that order.

Palin was the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president. She often hinted that she might run for president in 2012 but never committed herself.

Her announcement came one day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would not run. Republican insiders say the field is set. It includes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by OOTO Location: In your mind! on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    Like she would have had a chance. No big surprise here. She makes more giving video tours of "Sarah Palin's Alaska," and that is all she is really after anyway.
  • by kelly on Oct 6, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    she should have tried..she aint no more ignorant than any other politician,,especially republicans
  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    Neither Sarah Palin nor John McCain were presidential material and I worry the Republicans will make the same mistake this time, no matter who is nominated.
  • by Resident Location: North Texas on Oct 6, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    Thank god, she's an idiot. Even if she would run and was elected she would just quit when she go tired of it just like she did when she was govenor of Alaska.
  • by Willy on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    Well, who wasn't smart enough to already figure that out? If she had ran, she would have been expected to answer questions that weren't pre-approved, or from some far right hack that wanted to make her look less dumb. The ex-half-Governor would have had to debate people that would not have taken it so easy on her. She never had any intention of actually running. The money is too good just going around the country telling dumb people what they want to hear.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM in reply to Willy
      I agree that she shouldn't have ran and I am glad she didn't. She would not have got the nomination I am quite sure. As far as pre-approved questions, Obama is the epitome of that! He would fall apart if anyone ever asked him a real question that he didn't have a canned answer for. What a joke both of them are!
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        by Grammar Cop on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to
        Ouch! "Shouldn't have ran?' Try "she shouldn't run." "She would not have got the nomination?" You can't "have got" anything. English 101. Try something along the lines of, "she would have failed to obtain the nomination." You wish to talk about jokes?????
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