Beck Says He Won’t Run for President

Posted August 29, 2010 at 8:38am

Updated: 10:54 a.m.

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck said Sunday that there is “not a chance” he would run for president in 2012.

When asked on “Fox News Sunday” about the possibility of running with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Beck said he did not know her plans. He added that he has “no desire to be president.”

“I don’t think that I would be electable,” he said.

But he said he is on the lookout for a candidate he would support. “There are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president,” he said. “I’d like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven’t seen them yet, but they’ll show up.”

There had been speculation about the possibility of a Beck-Palin ticket ahead of the “Restoring Honor” rally that Beck organized on the National Mall on Saturday. Thousands of small-government advocates and anti-tax tea party activists turned out, and both Beck and Palin gave speeches.