Palin Won't Speak at GOP Convention Says she's looking forward to 'hearing other voices' By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Aug 13, 2012 12:40 AM CDT Updated Aug 13, 2012 1:04 AM CDT 27 comments Comments Sarah: You don't see her face at the podium at the GOP National Convention this month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Newser) – Sarah Palin will not have a turn at the mic at this month's Republican National Convention in Florida, Reuters reports. Word comes from Palin herself, who added in a statement: "This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them." Palin noted that all of the concerns she expressed about Barack Obama when she was the vice presidential nominee at the last convention "still stand," and that she intends to focus on grassroots efforts to get Romney and new runningmate Paul Ryan into the White House. She didn't mention if she plans to attend the convention.