Guest Submission by Casey Urey
Like many Palin supporters, I was very depressed when Sarah announced that she wouldn’t be taking on Obama in the election. During these last few days I have been looking at the rest of the field to see whom I would throw my support behind. While I will admit I am impressed with some (Herman Cain), I can’t help but think about what could have been. No other politician in my recent memory has had the kind of grass roots, determined supporters that she has had. I have taken a good chunk of time to analyze why Sarah Palin made her decision not to run. I have come up with a few reasons why I think she has decided not to run.
1.) The current field: With two people that she has supported in their respected state races (Bachmann and Perry) it would be hard to deal with them because any negative comment or policy disagreement she had with them would be answered with a “but you supported them” from critics.
2.) Her family: If you read Sarah Palin’s memoir, “Going Rouge” you will learn how important family is to her. She probably took it to her family to vote on the issue of her running for President. Or perhaps she just decided against it seeing how she not only has to deal with a lawsuit against Random House publishing for defamation and fraud, but also the recent heckler who verbally assaulted Bristol in a Hollywood bar may have influenced her.
3.) Bigger things: She may have decided to take the advice of Dana Loesch and Andrew Breitbart to not seek the presidency, and instead try to help Tea Party candidates get elected in 2012. After seeing how well she did in 2010 it wouldn’t surprise me. She may see it as, “If I run for president, then I can’t campaign as hard for congressional and senatorial seats. And if we lose the House and fail to capture the Senate, I, as president, wouldn’t have a hope of passing any of the legislation that could help the country, seeing how the crony capitalist of the Republican party and the entire Democrat party seem to not like me.”
Those are my three top reasons why I think Sarah Palin may have decided not to run for President. Hopefully Sarah will help conservatives get elected and, in the end, she will make a positive mark on the election. She is obviously being taken more seriously. If she changes her mind in the future about running for President, (with this election or another), as it stands now, she will have me right behind her.
Cross-posted at The Band of Patriots.