Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced Sunday that she will not be speaking this year’s Republican convention.
“This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them,” Palin said in a statement provided to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.
Palin delivered a strong, red meat-heavy speech before the 2008 convention when she was the party’s Vice Presidential candidate. In her statement, Palin noted that everything she said in her remarks about Obama “still stands today.”
“The predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to ‘fundamentally transform’ our country are unfortunately coming true,” Palin said.
This year’s convention speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 2012 contender Rick Santorum and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
A keynote speaker has not yet been named, but the New York Post reports that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could be named as soon as Tuesday.