Sarah Palin 2012

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Sarah Palin 'Not Closing Door' to Becoming Nominee

She defends Limbaugh, votes for Newt

(Newser) - Sarah Palin says she won't rule out entering the White House race if the Republicans end up with an open convention in August. "Anything is possible. I don't close any doors that perhaps would be open out there, so, no, I wouldn't close that door,"... More »

Sarah Palin: It's Not Too Late to Jump In

'I'm not there yet with the field as it stands,' she grouses

(Newser) - She's baaaack ... maybe. With the GOP line-up still creaky, Sarah Palin let slip on the Fox Business Network that it's "not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what might happen in the future?" Or so she mused last night when asked on Follow the ... More »

Fox Chief 'Fed Up With Palin'

Roger Ailes furious that decision not to run wasn't announced on network

(Newser) - Fox News chief Roger Ailes was furious when Sarah Palin decided to announce her non-candidacy outside of the network, sources tell New York . Ailes—who grumbled that he "paid her for two years to make this announcement on my network"—was so angry that he considered yanking Palin... More »

5 Ways the GOP Race Is Just Weird

Late starts and low fundraising set a different tone in 2012

(Newser) - This year's race for the Republican presidential nomination is rather odd, and not because of sexual harassment allegations or possibly drunken speeches . The Washington Post lists five ways this year is a weird one:
  • Starting late and developing slowly. Republicans lollygagged out of the gate, with Mitt Romney filing
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Sarah Palin: GOP Candidates Already Calling

Alaskan 'didn't want to make a big darn deal' out of non-candidacy

(Newser) - Republican hopefuls didn't waste any time getting in touch with Sarah Palin after she announced that she isn't going to run for president . Several candidates have already called and Todd Palin is setting up some meetings, Palin told Fox's Greta Van Susteren in an On the Record... More »

Sarah Palin: I'm Not Running

She says she won't seek Republican nomination

(Newser) - Sarah Palin will not be joining the GOP candidates at the next debate: She announced today she won't seek the Republican nomination, reports ABC News . "As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision," she... More »

GOP Voters to Palin: Don't Run

But Giuliani might thrash Obama, poll finds

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is leaving the door open for a presidential run —but most Republican voters want that door slammed shut, according to the latest McClatchy-Marist poll . More than 70% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters don't want Palin to run for the presidency, the poll found. If Palin and... More »

Palin: There's Still Time to Get in the Race

Still not declaring, and still dropping hints

(Newser) - Don't write off Sarah Palin for the 2012 race—yet. That's not to say she has declared she's running, but Palin is still teasing the public ... and leaving the door open. “There is still time, and I think on both sides of the aisle I think... More »

Perry Leads 'How Great Is It To Be Stupid?' Party

He's 'a pistol-totin’, lethal-injectin’, square-shouldered cowboy': Dowd

(Newser) - There's a brand new sheriff in town, folks. Only problem is, he's a moron, Maureen Dowd writes in the New York Times . Sizing up a Rick Perry–President Obama race for 2012, Dowd sees "a classic cultural collision between a skinny Eastern egghead lawyer who’s inept... More »

McGinniss Book: Palin Had One-Night Stand, Used Coke

At least, according to the Enquirer 's sources

(Newser) - Never shy about trumpeting scoops from the mountaintops, the National Enquirer 's latest is, as usual, less than subtle: "WORLD EXCLUSIVE! SARAH PALIN BOMBSHELL BOOK SHOCKING CLAIMS!" Turns out the Enquirer says it has sources with information about Joe McGinniss' upcoming book on Palin , and they say... More »

Ann Coulter: Palin Is 'the Obama of the Tea Party'

And she should 'just run so we can get this over with'

(Newser) - Ann Coulter is the latest pundit to jump into the “will she or won’t she?” discussion about Sarah Palin’s potential presidential run, and she has a message for Palin: “Fish or cut bait, because you are ginning up this group of Americans who will not even... More »

Hey, Palin: Mock Polls at Your Own Risk

When you've got a 59% disapproval rating, best not to mention them at all

(Newser) - Sarah Palin took a moment to ridicule polls during her Iowa speech : “They’re for strippers and cross-country skiers,” she said. But “Palin (R-Snarklaska)” is in for a rude awakening, writes Jonathan Capehart in the Washington Post . “If the half-term Alaska governor gets into the race... More »

Palin's Unique Strategy: Attack From Left

Rhetorical contortions amazing, 'mind-bending,' says critic

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's hot-blooded barrages were loved by crowds in Iowa on Saturday, but despite the usual right-wing boilerplate solutions, the former Alaska governor's attacks are coming dressed in uniquely left-wing language, notes David Sessions on the Daily Beast . "Crony capitalism," "corporate welfare," and "... More »

Palin Thrills Wet Tea Party Crowd in Iowa

But keeps mum about presidential ambitions

(Newser) - Sarah Palin kept her presidential ambitions under wraps today in a 40-minute speech to thousands of very wet Iowans who had diligently waited for her in steady rain, the Des Moines Register reports. "We’re here because America is at a tipping point," Palin said at the Des... More »

Cheney Disses Sarah Palin

Why did she quit as governor again? he asks

(Newser) - Dick Cheney is ruffling more feathers in his memoir media blitz , this time Sarah Palin's. Politico takes note of this zinger in an interview with Laura Ingraham: “Well I’ve never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska midterm," he says. "... More »

Palin Back In, O'Donnell Out at Iowa Tea Party Event

Looks like Sarah won this round

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell may not be a witch, but she's got to be feeling like a yo-yo: After being invited, then uninvited , then re-invited to speak at an Iowa Tea Party event Saturday, the onetime Senate candidate is officially off the roster—and Sarah Palin is back on. Palin... More »

Palin's Iowa Appearance 'on Hold'

Due to argument over Christine O'Donnell, source says

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s scheduled appearance at a Tea Party rally in Iowa this Saturday—which many have speculated could launch her 2012 campaign —is “no longer confirmed,” a source close to Palin tells the Wall Street Journal , accusing the organizers at Tea Party of America of “... More »

After Iowa Stop, Palin Heads Straight to NH

Probably just a coincidence...

(Newser) - In her continued bid to do absolutely nothing to quell speculation about a run for the Oval Office, Sarah Palin has decided to take a little getaway following her much ballyhooed Sept. 3 appearance in Iowa: to scenic New Hampshire, reports the Iowa Republican . "High-level Iowa Republicans" tell the... More »

We'll Know if Palin's Running in 67 Days

There are deadlines even she must adhere to

(Newser) - It may seem like the will-she-or-won’t-she speculation surrounding Sarah Palin will never end, but take heart: There are some deadlines even Palin must adhere to, Molly Ball of Politico points out. Palin absolutely must make up her mind by Oct. 31—that’s the deadline to get on the... More »

Poll: 41% of GOP Voters Would Reject Sarah Palin

Only Newt Gingrich fared worse in Pew poll

(Newser) - If Sarah Palin decides to run for president she'll find lots of hostile Republicans out there, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll . Some 41% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters told pollsters that there was no chance they would vote for Palin. Only Newt Gingrich, with 48%, had... More »

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