Palin: Why I'm Not Running
Former Alaska governor explains her decision not to run for president in 2012
- Duration 11:44
- Date Oct 5, 2011
Former Alaska governor explains her decision not to run for president in 2012
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And this is a Fox News alert it is no former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will not seeing the GOP nomination for president and Governor Palin is -- she's doing this.
Governor I'm I want to do my decision -- first your thoughts tonight high end Steve Jobs die.
Because I think He prying -- touched all of us since so many ways and -- curious your thoughts tonight.
Certainly a test all of us and change in such a positive way the weight -- the world communicate they know personally for a summer I was thinking about.
Steve Jobs this evening that.
He touching our family with his ingenuity with his work ethic in the invention of the iPad our youngest child he's not able to speak He communicates.
He has sign language but He -- his iPad and He loves to play this talking Tom being mom acted he's able to kind of communicate with us through that so just personal touch that.
I am really I think illustrates that Steve Jobs was certainly not -- singular man He was not and I -- He was.
And -- touched so many people and -- He will surely be missed.
You mentioned fact that day youngest child is using iPad -- might even -- -- -- -- -- -- school but I saw the sharp be marker He made the fact -- your iPad that permanent marker on your iPad.
-- -- -- -- Okay now to your news you decided this -- know.
How -- why.
This does and no Greta because.
After prayerful consideration and lot of discussion with the family I concluded that I believe I can be an effective voice in a real decisive role in.
Helping get true public servants elected office not just in the presidency but we have 33 senate -- coming up we have.
A House of Representatives that we need to strange then.
In the numbers conservatives -- who understand that our country -- got to get back on the right track economically here and governors' seats around the nation I believe I can be.
An effective voice or some positive change in these positions and -- I apologize to those of whom are disappointed in this decision I've been hearing from them in the last couple of hours but I believe that.
They when they take a step back -- understand why the decision was made and understand that really you don't need -- title to make a difference in this country I think that.
I'm proof Bob that.
And we together united can I'm surely help as a team get this country back on the right track by making sure that Barack Obama is not reelected and making sure.
That does senate seats go to constitutional less and the House of Representatives is strengthen with more conservative.
I can't you I imagine some -- isn't you accept the myself and in the -- -- ashes that.
I imagine some ways it's a disappointment the fact is so let's say you are they are young woman and very many more years very other future ad stand -- efforts to run for president should -- ever wanted.
But is there's some sort of a little bit of you know I you know sadness or like you boy I wish I could do it now.
-- you know there was.
That cents through my own personal internal deliberations in making this decision I would go back and forth about whether.
Now is the time and if I say no to the opportunity that's in front of me -- running for office now will politically speaking.
Well I die will IBE ineffective but doesn't know after making the decision today and making the announcement.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt after great confirmation today to Greta personally speaking.
I know that is the right decision and I know that I can join others in be effective.
In them -- helping change what's going on in our country helping wake up Americans to what is going on in our country.
Did you watch governor Christie yesterday when He made is set seven no -- no and if so are rethinking as -- -- and I'm.
I did I watched that granite and to tell you the truth I He made my announcement today in the other format that I did because.
Now what is seven million noble and -- I I didn't wanna go through all of that -- I I wanted to you know just kinda.
Didn't put the marker down and say no I'm not -- not have a big press conference about it not make -- big darn deal about it because this isn't about me.
And it's not about Chris Christie this isn't about one potential candidate or candidate who is gonna jump in there this is about.
Americans who are understanding that we have got to get the right people in these positions of leadership in our country to get us back on the right track we have to reduce tax burdens we have to -- -- Order is regulations that are chasing American jobs offshore we have got to become energy independent we have got to learn again.
How to not coddle our enemies but -- to embrace our allies around the world so that our world will be a more peaceful place it's not about me not about Chris Christie.
It is about a team effort here in America act to strengthen us again and to defend our republic.
Find and that made the determination could that leader is within their party because of things you just name for the most part is the Republican platform -- maybe some sort of hair splitting.
I know that they say governor -- governor Mitt Romney in the health care they're poking at each other and and fight and -- from position.
But -- don't what is it exactly that you know how do you determine who has the best leader for your party.
There is no one perfect candidate and I want people to keep that in mind to not be extremely disappointed.
In a politician a politician is gonna let you down gonna make decisions that you don't entirely agree with that He can't just lose hope -- what that.
-- reflected and represented.
We have got to be listening to candidates ideas understanding what their record is so that we know -- their track record will give us a picture of where they intend to bring this country forward.
But we've got to not just put all of our faith in an individual or we will be sorely disappointed now it's gonna be doing the debates.
And obviously -- their campaign efforts that we hear their message that we get to vet them and learn more about their records and that's extremely important so long process again.
-- -- -- -- -- -- been an individual but in their ideas and what -- represent.
The -- that you can happen they know what they're doing and they can bring this country forward listening to the will of the people.
I'm curious several -- I know that the minute I saw that Rick Klein ABC -- dead -- that's what I first learned about so I picked up opponent -- -- -- come on the air tonight but assert curious and other adept politicians gonna.
Call you talk to and get your endorsement any received any phone call tonight from politicians.
Podcast good -- Todd he's the one answering the phone and and setting up -- already for us -- including.
Few politicians who would like to meet and I do look forward to hearing more personal legal from these politicians.
I I I.
You'll have to ask Todd let's guessing your show some my credit yeah.
He'd be really get on the show is -- is not my hair is going to carry politicians.
He is behind the camera -- have a matter of fact.
I haven't just dig a little deep -- -- and tried to -- get any information out any are any of the politicians who call they are running for president now.
Yes yes I look forward to hearing from them -- look forward to working with them in order to.
Maybe help them articulate their message even in more deep -- that we can make that best decision of who our nominee should be -- -- -- Barack Obama.
And I -- the pound that's it I get that information on -- us to find effective for the viewers and on another and I mean by tomorrow night.
I now I'm in terms -- let me death -- is not the Canucks jumped.
Then about the race Herman Cain hasn't surged in in recent days He won the Florida straw poll vote and now according to once CBS news poll He is now tied with the governor Romney.
What do you make -- that's.
I'm not surprised at Herman -- is not.
Eight politician He has the business acumen and that background and the private sector knowing how to create jobs didn't need -- bottom line and understanding work ethic he's pulled himself up from the bootstraps.
That's good that America kind of story that so many of us are intrigued with an impressed -- so.
Look forward to hearing more.
Herman -- 999 program and what He proposes in terms of being able to.
Reduce taxes even further and not -- look at taxes is just some kind of -- our revenue generator so that government can grow but -- government.
Let the private sector grow the businesses.
I believe He knows how to do that so I look forward to hearing more of his.
I'm I didn't think of whether -- runner are not running and He looked at dead President Obama just from a not not the same house has -- terms of just does set.
Right drop -- I'm curious what do you think are his greatest strengths and -- who is greatest strength and greatest weakness as a politician going to to this race.
Permanent -- Now -- -- Obama.
President Obama -- weakness is his track record it's been a record of failure you know he's got a couple of successes there thanks to our -- sales but.
I would say overall He is -- -- especially with economic issues He not understanding that that is the private sector that creates jobs is not going to be government.
He is so absent from that reality that I'm -- given him an -- In terms -- economic success felt that if his that's his failure -- history -- you can consider that the spring he's gonna have a billion dollars up against.
The Republican candidates and he's gonna have about 90% of the media still there in his back pocket that will be his straight but I believe.
That enough Americans.
Have awakened to that fundamental transformation of America that really is transforming us into something unrecognizable.
Candidate Obama had promised that he's trying to follow through -- as our president and none of us have wait up to what ideas.
That we could be come with our liberties eroding and we're saying no enough is enough we will replace you regardless -- that billion dollars that we're up against regardless of the mainstream media who will continue to.
Not only refused to -- you add to learn more about what makes you tick Barack Obama regardless of all of that people are -- They want to change they want positive developments in our country we do not want to be a babe wrapped.
Dangerous place to be we will replace Barack Obama despite those strengths if you will that He -- just.
Hide and have -- -- enough but former lieutenant governor of the state of marijuana front of my Kathleen Kennedy Townsend of the Kennedy family.
Wrote an article and which in the headlines said the -- some the effect that that she agrees that governor Sarah knows on the issue of crony capitalism.
I'm curious mighty surprised to see a prominent Democrats.
Sort of reach across the Dow and does so publicly say that she agrees to -- on something.
I appreciate her boldness and publicly saying she agrees with Sarah Palin but I also say okay didn't -- that is proof that.
This this crony capitalism problem that will bankrupt our country if we do not stopping it reaches across party lines unfortunately both sides of the -- have been participants in.
Fed -- for play scheme Sam this.
I'm cronyism that F I say will bankrupt our country if we don't stop that so I appreciated her comments and her agreement that enough is enough in that arena and that we united both parties have got to say no more of the pay for play deal that we're seeing coming out Washington.
And I might add that they too probably don't realize positive I agree -- and some I mean to suggest that -- both agree on everything but I thought it was -- interest in that they both don't like that but I did the last quarter net.
Governor Palin thank you and good luck --