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Governor Palin announced she will NOT be seeking the Presidential Nomination for 2012 – Updated





Sarah Palin has fought for conservatism long before anyone ever imagined that she will be thrust upon the national stage.

First as a city council member, then as Mayor, Chairwoman of Alaskan Gas and Oil Commission, and Governor of Alaska, she always remained faithful to the people who have elected her. She has now promised to continue to  fight for other conservative and constitution-loving candidates across the country.

Here’s her statement which Mark Levin read out loud prior to her interview.

October 5, 2011

Wasilla, Alaska
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.

In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

God bless America.

 

– Sarah Palin

You can hear her interview with Mark Levin right over here.

Update: She tweeted a link to this new video, "Restoring America Together"



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  • Phil_Bounds

    Guys, you need to understand that people who were saying that she wouldn’t be running were not saying that out of pure hatred (well, not all of them anyway). They were saying that because she hasn’t done ANYTHING to build a presidential campaign. And all the bullshit about Reagan announcing in November, McCain announcing in September, etc. Well all those folks had actually hired staff on the ground, policy advisors, they had conducted polls, held fundraisers, etc. well before their formal announcements. Gov Palin has done none of that.

    It’s important that people start looking at reality the way it is and not the way they wish it. You love to make baseless speculation like "She wants to be the last one in" huh? where did she hinted that? when has it proved to be a successful stratgey? some people wanted to believe that her strategy was to be the last one in because it made them feel good "he he she is a smart alley cat" Now I start hearing other speculations: "She didn’t want Christie to be the nominee so she waited for his decision", "There were threats against her family" etc. Again, baseless speculation. It’s indeed a sad time but maybe it’s also time to wake up folks…

    • carolyn50

      how do you and they know what she had done to build a presidential campaign?  Just because she didn’t tell you or them didn’t mean she didn’t have them ready to go.  furthermore, had she chosen to run, she would have been flooded with monetary resources and volunteers galore.

      • Phil_Bounds

        Because you can’t keep that secret. When you hire people, they will automatically people who will turn it down and then go to the press "Hey! I’ve been approached by the Palin team"

        • tedv

          Yup, you’re right, Phil. These people don’t want to listen to reason. You can’t just pull a presidential campaign from the sky. It takes months of groundwork to prepare. The people here wanted to believe that Sarah was so popular that she could do it without the grassroots stuff. Their heads were in the sand. If I had donated to her, I’d feel like an idiot right now.

          • rityroo

            Wel I did donate to her SarahPAC and I do NOT feel like an idiot! She had a HUGE influence on the 2010 midterm elections.  She has integrity and is a TRUE Patriot! Her decision not to run has been well thought out with one goal in mind…to Restore Our Country to the Exceptional Nation we all know it to be.
            She will now be able to openly and honestly get the message to many citizens without being "shackled" by a campaign.
            She has made a difference and will continue to do so.

            GAME STILL ON!

            • BrianusBerkleianus

              Thanks, rityroo: GAME STILL ON!!!

            • gus mueller

              yeah it’s true!  america is so much better than england or portugal!  we’re number one and we always will be until the rapture, thanks to sarah!

            • xiaozi

              Right, she’s still playing games. 

          • Jean_A

            I donated to her PAC yesterday and I don’t feel like an idiot. 

            • abc 2bc

              That’s really good. Because it costs $14,000.00 to decorate that bus.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6W44ISXMDHT34U3BRVNJCXDLY Pizzaiolo

              I’ll rebate to you my 2-cents worth: you ARE an idiot, therefore you CAN’T know it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F6WP57ET6FUO7LRAPPM45P2RFI Gary

      Phil, you’re a piss artist.  Point it somewhere else.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

      On point…

      "… she hasn’t done ANYTHING to build…" … hired staff on the ground… ."

      So, what’s the possibility of a draft Palin effort succeeding if the Obama machine manages to successfully hit Cain, or, take your pick of the other Republican candidates?

      I’m pullin’ for Cain… a white guy pullin’ for the black guy.

      Cain vs. Obama – YEAH !

      Art
      I stand with ALL the people of Israel
      To STOP! Islamization of America
      I propose calling on the name of Yahowah (yhwh) vs. the name of Allan (… and Allahu Akbar)

      • gus mueller

        thanks for the lesson on middle eastern religions. i always get that stuff confused, not knowing precisely which forces are allied with satan and which with jesus. jews=good, muslims=bad (at least for now!)

      • abc 2bc

        "White guy pulling for the black guy" – kinda galls you, don’t it?

    • ellengba

      Who cares about that now?  She always said she was thinking about it.  Now she has announce her decision and you want to gloat like you knew something.

      She could just as easily decided she wanted to run.  So she has decided she could be of better service not running. You did not know anymore then anyone else.

      • Phil_Bounds

        Sorry but I’ve never said that I knew she would not run. I’m just saying that there were people who were saying "I know for a fact she’ll run, Period" and were calling all the folks saying "hey maybe she won’t" trolls, and those people were deluded

        • juju341

          I am here every day.  I never did anyone say "I know for a fact she’ll run"….tell that line to someone else.
          Many of us thought she would run…but "know for a fact"……no one here said that we would have laughed at them.  She never, never said she would run. 

        • Longlakejohn

          It’s truly a sad day for America when the true conservative in the "RACE" was successfully Alinskied–and the (anti-Palin, Anti-America)–(same people) group of ignorant a–es still do not get it.  Them that support the downfall of America and all that it has represented and stood for will one day wonder,-HOW IN ALL HE– DID THIS HAPPEN!!!

          • abc 2bc

            Alinskied? Oh, dear.

        • ellengba

          No they weren’t they were just over confident, just like the folks who said she would not run.

          Who cares what you said in the past.  You just acting like one over confident side was more correct then the other when you have no idea why she decided not to run.

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      Phil, get over your wonderful self. You are not only obnoxious, you are the low form of life commonly known as the Monday morning quarterback, patting yourself on the back because you like to pat yourself on the back, even when it makes you look like a moron.

      FWIW, I never criticized anyone who thought Sarah might not run. I often said so, myself, for the obvious reason that Sarah always said her family came before politics, and anyone who has raised kids knows how important those early years are, especially for a special needs kid like Trig. 

      You have no idea what you are talking about, so STFU and get lost.

    • HuntingMoose

      Bullsh*t

      Christie had not done anything and that was not an issue for him

      Perry only started recently

      Palin had a grassroots since you know when and she was working against the clock?

    • joshpainter

      The threats against her family are not speculation. They are a matter of record.

    • xiaozi

      But don’t you understand … this "announcement" is just a diversionary tactic, after Milt and Rick tear each other apart she’s going to jump back in!

      Gesh, any fool can see that, why can’t you?

  • navak

    I’ve lost all interest in the election at this point….very sad.  MItt will win and it will be the same crap all over again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3TTAZPMYSM45Y5NALRRSBXWJ4 LA

       Dont Let Mitt win,  Herman Cain has used Governor Palin’s campaign manual and quoting her from day 1.  The republican women and my State of Florida are up for fight.  Herman talks of an energy program utilizing Anwar, dont we think that he has spoken to our political angel.  She could be tapped for a great position..   Please dont try to guilt her out on this decision and give up on such an important time to double down against the cronyisms communisms marxisms and all things  ism.. 

      • Guest

        You really think there is going to be ANY difference between a Cain or Romney or Perry presidency??  Remember Bush was supposed to be different, too.  So was 0bama.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNPT6E7XFDD4LACFSYYD23SNSY LS

        More likely Herman and Bachmann were both egged into the race by the Romney team.  Herman has been very careful not to criticize Romney and he and Bachmann have both copied Palin from the beginning.  They also are both selling books this fall.

        The Romney team has said almost since the McCain win that they’ll take Mitt more moderate this time around–which means they want to make sure the conservative field is fragmented.

        Unfortunately I believe we’ll be looking at Nominee Romney.

      • gus mueller

        we should really just be drilling everywhere in this country for oil. i believe that if we drill in enough places, god will place the oil there for us to find.  it can’t be that jesus would allow allah and his terrorists to control our fuel supplies!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F2AUZM4ANR4YPF3L3B4HODLJGA Margaret

          Maybe God woulda tole Sara where the oil was-he sure won’t tell Obama. But we know God will give us oil because we’re his chosen people, well after the Jews anyway, but way before the Muslims. I can feel the oil comin…

    • suninmypalm

      I have the same sentiments. Romney WILL win the nomination, there’s no question about it. Cain has zero experience in politics and he will be crushed with foreign policy questions. (Or questions about muslims…) Ironically, nothing has changed in 3 years. Romney is still the front runner after all the sideshows.

      I’m hoping Romney administration gives Palin a nice position but I’m not holding my breath. Romney represent the establishment and the establishment hates Palin.

      I’m disappointed because I feel this will make Palin irrelevant in the future. She can’t forever be a 2008 vp candidate. No matter how she keeps denying it, a title does give you authority and respect. Soon she’ll be that has-been from Wasilla, I’m afraid.

      Then again, I don’t think the US deserves Palin. She has a track record one can only dream his representatives have, yet she has been treated beyond horribly. Americans deserve people like Obama and Romney. Not clean politicians who actually do fight for the little guy.

    • 36763

      I’ll write her in.

    • ellengba

      Don’t lose to much heart.  We need a senate and President with a mandate.  Even a pragmatic guy like Mitt is going to follow the will of the people.  That’s why he flip-flops so much.  His finger is in the wind.  Even people like that make the right decision when pressure applied.

      Of course, I know who you feel.  I’m back to just voting.  I always knew I would only work for Sarah Palin, but I’ll vote for the Republican nominee.

    • SaraPFan

      This will be just another election not a movement, sadly.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR26AHWRKTX5BNJV536MVU4SQA Mr. Luigi

      Romney doesn’t have a chance in hell of beating "Obama".

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAQUFFYKK4244XWIMXMOMTA464 Nate

    well that was embarrassing 

    • carolyn50

      why? because she put her family first?  she will still be out their standing up for conservatism.
      apparently something you are not.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAQUFFYKK4244XWIMXMOMTA464 Nate

        I think you missed the joke.  That was the billboard sign posted after that guy prophesied the end of the world on the same billboard and it didn’t happen.  Cheer up lassie.

      • cheeriogirl

        Get real.  WHEN has she put her family first?  EVER??  And WHERE is TRIG?  Safely back in Bristol’s arms now, would be my guess.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Norton/100002228997007 John Norton

        No of being dissed at the altar…!

  • http://www.solitudebooks.com/ Dan C

    Sarah, I will always support you. I don’t blame you at all. You made a decision that was always yours to make. You were always honest with me and I wish you nothing but the best. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495662747 Dale Bargman

      I am saddened and yet at the same time encouraged that she will still be in the battle…..and I am sure in a BIG way…………….we all still have a lot of work to do to retake the Senate and then support the final GOP nominee, whoever that is………….remember, our objective is to unseat Obama and the others that support his Marxist agenda………….I will always think the world of Sarah…..God Bless

      • BHliberty

        Amen Dale!  This is not a time to be down and out, rather a time to look towards supporting someone who will have the conservative message like Governor Palin!  I for one will not be sitting on the sidelines and sulk.  This country needs our support to take down the progressive movement.  There is still a lot of time to consider candidates! 

    • ZH100

      Great comment!

    • LibertyLass

      I’m with you, I personally feel relieved for her and her family. I couldn’t take much more of the hate and lies thrown her way the last few weeks. I believe something big came down that tilted her decision. I also believe she did consider it with a heavy heart and this was a last minute decision, she wasn’t leading anyone on. I trust her and will always support all her endeavors. God Bless you Sarah, I will always have hope in my heart and know you will be a strong voice for conservatism in our country…

      • http://AverageBro.com AverageBro

        Maybe she will apologize for calling the President a terrorist now.

  • UKwildcat4Palin

    My heart is heavy. I am feeling a bit hopeless right now for our country. However, I do understand her decision. Family first. No matter what, I stand with Sarah Palin. 

    • carolyn50

      me to wildcat.  she will be able to speak her mind on both parties when they fail to stand up for the people.

      • barracuda43

        What does thgat accomplish?

        • ellengba

          Well in 2010 the largest Republican victory in over 40 years.  Certainly a change in the conversation.  I frankly think people will be more willing to listen to Sarah Palin when they do not feel threaten.

      • RWRFAN

        Unfortunately there will be fewer people listening or caring what she has to say. I have supported the Guv since 2008.I still support her. But I can’t help but feel disappointed. Maybe we did put too much faith and hope in one person. I have a lot of crow to eat and thinking to do. America is the big loser.

        • alien4palin

          I disagree that there will be fewer people who would listen or care about what Sarah has to say in the future. Putting so much faith & hope in one person is very easy to do but we failed to realize the enormous burden we put on that one person who had only one option not to disappoint. It is about the future of one’s country, so the commitment & mission goes on as before because it is about America and not Sarah.

          Having hope & wanting the best for your country is nothing to be ashamed of. One does not have to apologize for standing up for your country nor eat any crow. If you & everybody give up now, America will be an even bigger loser.

    • RebinTexas

      UKwildcat – Perfectly stated – I agree. I am greatly saddened though – for I frankly do not see any other candidate who would have been as true to the conservative values as Gov Palin, nor had the intellectual understanding in such depth as Sarah did/does. As of this moment in time, I  do not see a candidate which I could support, certainly not actively as I was doing for Gov Palin. I know she will still be at our sides – fighting along with us…….but I truly believed she was the BEST choice for my beloved country.
      Reb

      • UKwildcat4Palin

        I agree, RebinTexas. I see no other candidate I can actively support right now. I can’t vote for someone I don’t believe in.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      I too stand with Sarah Palin, UK!!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnKess John

    Everything builds to a crescendo then, phffft. 

  • imo123

    That sucks!

  • ILSUB4Palin

    Totally bummed and shocked.

  • WilliamShipley

    The problem with that strategy, of course, is that not too many people are going to care what she says.  Geradine Ferraro wasn’t exactly a dominant force in the party after a single VP run.

    Sigh.  Three years of daily following her.  Bye, guys.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F6WP57ET6FUO7LRAPPM45P2RFI Gary

      You mean like the 2010 election?  She is still the de facto leader of the conservative opposition.  Watch the crowds swell when she appears with any candidate.  

      • WilliamShipley

        That would be nice.  I suspect, however, that a major part of her draw is that she was potentially the next president.  Of course, she’s young and could still be the first female president, but that became much less likely today.  We’ll see, but I bet the crowds start to dwindle.

        • HuntingMoose


          can’t bring me to start rooting for 2016 yet.

          first need to finish that bottle of Absolute.

        • ellengba

          You know I think she will still be a draw. 

          Not wanting to mention Reagan or Nixon, but it to Nixon 8 years, after his lost in 1960.  Reagan was on the National scene for quite some time before he became President.  He was the leader of the conservative movement first.

          Maybe Sarah thinks people need time to learn who she truly is.

          • funnyhaha71

            I disagree. I think that Fox will boot Palin now because she won’t have quite the "celebrity" appeal.  I’m afraid that Palin’s voice won’t be heard as loudly anymore.  Perhaps I’m wrong.  I just don’t see Fox keeping Palin now that she isn’t running.

            Maybe Glenn Beck will give her a radio show?!

    • suninmypalm

      I have to follow you. Palin will have my respect but I’m interested in politics, not in celebrities. I’m not going to waste my time any longer.

      I wish Palin and her family all the best. May they blessed. As for Sarah’s career, I think her influence has declined tremendously tonight, but she will remain as some sort of a right-wing personality like Ann Coulter. That is good enough in bringing food on the table.

  • danielvito

    what might have been….

    To the establishment, pundits, fox news et all  go Fu*k yourselves!!!!!

    • MaMcGriz

      …and stand by for some precipitous ratings drop.

    • sarahpalin12

      I honestly believe Sarah has decided not to run due to family reasons. I saw how unhappy Piper looked this summer with all the reporters around them. Sarah tried her best to cheer her up but she was not very happy. Perhaps the bus tour was to test her family endurance. I believe they just voted no thus time. Bristol did not help either because she is does things that put Sarah and her family in difficult situations. Bristol instead of going to college and live a quoted life, she decided to go to Hollywood. When I saw the video of Bristol in that bar and then her exchange with that guy, I think this was a decision breaker for Sarah.

      Sarah is not afraid and I am sure she was ready to be President, unfortunately, she has daughters that are independent and they will do what they want to do no matter what, especially Bristol. She has given Sarah surprise after surprise. But I feel that Bristol’s last altercation with that men, and Piper’s this summer, put a stop to Sarah’s presidential hopes.

      God bless Sarah and family.

  • navak

    I just don’t understand what she realized today, that she couldn’t have known a month ago or more….why wait until now?  What changed?  That bothers me.

    • votermom

      I really believe that she was 99% decided to run and something changed her mind.
      This is Dem2008 primary all over again. The establishment did something to make the personal cost to her family too high.

      • wodiej

        sure seemed like it.

      • JJinSarahSota

        I sure hope Nicole Wallace’s new hit piece, erm I mean "novel" (wink wink) had nothing to do with it. She told TIME Magazine that the "severely mentally ill Vice Presidential candidate" was based on Sarah Palin. Sarah needs to sue the pants off these a-holes, namely McGuiness and Wallace.

        • Jean_A

          Nicole Wallace is the one that had 2 nervous break-downs in her life.

      • senator20526

        I think it was to save Stephen Bannon’s film….big investment and she appreciated all the work and if she dropped out sooner, no sales for the DVD.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

          Save it? it only hit the stores yesterday, and I’m taking my 2 unopened copies back. I imagine there’ll be plenty more doing the same. Too bad for Bannon.

    • sarahpalin12

      I think this is a recent event. I feel she fears for Bristol because after the incident at the bar, Sarah was very pessimistic during Greta’s interview. Bristol is not going to stop her Hollywood career and I believe Sarah’s is afraid that something bad might happened to her or Tripp.

      • LibertyLass

        That’s a big concern. This really doesn’t make sense at all. Think about this, The Undefeated just went out in stores yesterday and then she announces today a no go.

      • alien4palin

        I understood they regularly get death threats. Sarah definitely didn’t look her usual self on Greta’s which was shortly after Bristol incident at the bar.

    • juju341

      Gezzz…that is just so stupid to make a statement like that.  Sarah has children and a small child with Downs….you must not be a parent or you could understand that things can happen on a dime with kids and changes everything…BECAUSE THEY ARE EVERYTHING TO YOU AS A  PARENT….not what some others may think…..She NEVER said she was running….you made your choice to support her potential run and that is good…now  that she has choosen not to run…BE A MAN and accept her decision and your responsibility in making you own decision that  makes you feel betrayed.  She has not betrayed anyone.

      • navak

        ‘Scuze me, but I never said I felt betrayed.  And I stand by my statement…it is odd that she wouldn’t have known earlier if it is only the family issues.

      • alien4palin

        well said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Ozanne/1803736714 Kathy Ozanne

    Look, this is going to be hard for some folks.  Some people will simply take themselves out of the voting process now, and that’s a shame, but I can certainly understand the way they feel. 

    People, even Sarah Palin, have a right to decide what is best for them. 

    • barracuda43

      You are right but for Sarah to think she can be a game changer in elections now and help chart the course is completely irrational.

    • Guest

      Thank you for reflecting my perspective! Gov. Palin did have to make the best choice for herself and her family. I’ll be watching to see who she supports before making any further decisions about who to support.

      Gov. Palin can do so much without a title; wish she would have ran, snatched the title and did us proud.

      God bless her and her family! 
       

      • alien4palin

        I would love her to run but I think she has made the right choice for her family and for America in a different direction. We have to remember that focusing all her attention to get to the WH is not  going to achieve as much as we think. Without replacing the people in Congress, the Senate & State Governorships, she might as well be a lame duck president from day one.

        I still have the same faith & trust in her from 2008, I think she do all supporters proud in 2012. America still needs saving. Game still on!!!

  • carolyn50

    As Matt Drudge said in his email to Mark Levin, it’s a sad day in America.  We all wanted and believed Sarah would be the one to restore America to its greatness by defeating the community agitator but as she told Mark, her family mattered more.  I commend her for that but am appreciative that she will still be out there fighting for the conservative causes and helping to elect more conservatives in the Senate and House.

  • http://www.solitudebooks.com/ Dan C

    I think she came to this decision VERY recently and it was all about family. 

    • PressingOn

      It seemed to change with Bristol vs. the drunk.

      • RandyMasters

        Something changed. The Sarah Palin that I saw in Indianola is not the same person in this email. I saw a fire in the belly. No fire in this announcement. It’s over.

  • ILSUB4Palin

    She Should send a statement out on this site. I think we deserve that.

  • heypiasano

    If her heart was not into it , so be it! But this will be my last post on this Palin sight or any other. The conversations were great, the enthusiasm was outstanding. It’s simply politics as usual.

    • Roguer2

      I heard the interview and her heart was quite heavy. This was not an easy decision and I do believe she came to it just recently. I believe the security and innocence of her children came into play. They should have never been targets in a civil society. Sarah will rebound and continue to shape the national debate and help elect principled conservatives. This was all too much for any one person. None of us here could actually know what it is like in her position and her security concerns.

  • LindenArden

    I am so disappointed.  I REALLY wanted to vote for Sarah in our open primary.

    I support Obama, by the way.

    • barracuda43

      If you support Obama then burn in Hell!

    • sno_warrior

      I’m stunned!

  • MsGingerLee

    The long-term therapy line forms to the left!  

  • ayamo

    This is a very sad day, but I think it’s even more sad how people are
    turning from pro-Palin (some longtime posters) into something the like
    you’d expect over at Race42012.

    Heck, we all are disappointed. I didn’t see it coming. Not this, not this way, never.

    But
    there is a difference in being disappointed and doing a COMPLETE U-Turn
    on Sarah Palin. Yes, she’s not running for President and some part of
    me still refuses to believe it, but her RECORD hasn’t changed. She
    changed Alaska for the better, she’s still an exceptionally qualified
    conservative(!) national figure.

    I hope that she won’t fade
    away. I don’t know if she won’t, but I sure like hell hope that she’ll
    continue to stay a national figure, promoting conservative solutions
    and candidates throughout the whole country. Her microphone won’t be as
    big (a lot smaller) like it’d have been as it’d have been as President,
    but it will still be significant – until history proves us otherwhise.

    • barracuda43

      You do realize she just gave up the power to change things.I am not going to rip her for this being a family decision but she will not be a game changer anymore.I had every family member and many friends on board to vote for her.Our one chance to change Washington DC and the corrupt bastards that dwell there.Will always respect Sarah and her family but my books. and the sign in my window and office of PALIN 2012 comes down.I am so dissapointed that she cannot see that running would have solidified her even if she lost.I wish all the Palin Nation well. Sarah if you read this know that we were there for you.Millions of us!

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        I am afraid you are right. Sarah just lost her ability to affect things "without a title". She is now a non-player. She still has her Fox platform, but her opinion will now be valued just as any other Fox contributor, i.e. who cares?

        I have tremendous admiration for her, and respect her decision. But I don’t see how she recovers from this. There won’t be any more volunteers like Singleton giving up their lives because they believe in Sarah, as he did. And the GOP establishment is jumping up and down now that she is off the scene – no support likely to come from them. The Tea Party has lost its most influential spokesperson. They may invite her to speak, but it just won’t be the same. The magic is gone. The speaking engagements will dry up.

        She has no path to power, and has greatly diminished her ability to influence events. She could have made history, and will now be a footnote… maybe.

        I hope she is more forthcoming about her decision.

        • funnyhaha71

          She will lose her job on Fox.  She just won’t have the ratings draw now that she has made her decision.  After what Ailes said today, she should tell him to shove it.

          She may be an occasional guest on Fox, but I think she will get the ax.  Not fair!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDV7B6HQJ45AWP7AV7EDCWL324 frank

      I’m looking at this realistically.  The idea that she is going to have any influence is ridiculous. Unless you have someone in the White House it does not work. I think Gingrich stayed out in 2008 thinking he could influence the debate and the reason that he ran in 2012 was because he realized he was wrong and running was the only way to influence things. If Mitt gets the nomination, why does he have to give a rip what Palin thinks? What is she going to do? Go support Obama?

  • PalinPrez

    Please tell.  What did she exactly quit?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Norton/100002228997007 John Norton

      Running for the Presidency…Ask O4P…

    • SunnyVee

      Alaska oil & Gas commission.

    • Spambalaya

      And let’s not forget the bus tour.

    • gus mueller

      sarah has the stick-to-it-iveness to quit things that other people don’t have the b*lls to!  she knows when her time with something is done. i fully expect in a few years she’ll figure out that Mormonism is the one and only way, quit conventional Christianity, and then all of us supporters will start looking for extra wives!

      • Jean_A

        Did you really write that?

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