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Reconsider ‘Reconsider'; Updated

Conservatives4Palin is a community of people with one goal. That goal is expressed quite clearly in the name of our site. We are conservatives who stand for Governor Palin. We stand for her efforts to impact America. And we stand for the principles that she personifies. We were never a Draft Palin site, and our support of her never hinged on whether or not she chose to be Commander-in-Chief. In other words, our support comes with no strings attached. This, perhaps, is what separates us from the fans of many public figures. We, to be clear, are not fans. We are supporters who choose to be here. We do what we do out of respect for what Governor Palin represents. We do it with our hearts and our talents, and it is our pleasure.

Having said that, while we have the same goal, we don’t always agree on what that looks like. Nothing has made that more clear to me than this Reconsider movement that has surged. Until recently, I have kept my feelings to myself, as I really didn’t want to get caught up in the daily discussions on the topic. However, I will remain silent no more. Yes, I will be respectful, but silence isn’t the answer. I have strong feelings on the subject, and it’s time to put them out there. The chips will fall where they may, and I’m fine with that.

Like everyone who knows who Governor Palin is, who respects her common sense, who values her wealth of experience and plentiful accomplishments, I wanted her to run for President. It took some time for me to wrap my brain around her decision not to do so. But it was necessary that I reached that point. It was the healthy, respectful thing to do.

So hear my heart in this.

At her core, the Governor is a person of deep faith. She did not make her decision lightly, which we all should know, especially since many were quite vocal about how long it took her to make that decision. Because I know her character, I know that she sought God’s direction in this. Nobody wants her to fulfill her purpose more than she does, nobody has been impacted by this process more than she has, and nobody labored in prayer concerning this more than she did. Through that intense seeking, she found her answer: not now. As I see it, repeatedly asking her to reconsider not doing something she obviously believes God has directed her not to do is disrespectful–albeit well-intentioned–and shows a lack of understanding of how she operates. She is simply not going to disobey God to please people. That’s not who she is. Now, I believe things could change in a heartbeat, but not because of people trying to force her hand. If she chose to get in the race, it would be because that’s the direction she feels God has led her. Man’s efforts in this regard are futile. She already knows what we want, and she has thanked us for believing in her, but this decision was bigger than we are.

Some have said, "If she didn’t like the Reconsider movement, why hasn’t she addressed it? She hasn’t done anything to stop it." I beg to differ. She said she wasn’t running. She said more than once she has no regrets. She said her supporters should respect her decision. What more could she possibly say? Why should she have to say she’s not reconsidering? She never said she was. I believe that up until now she has said nothing about the movement specifically because she recognizes that she would spend every waking moment saying the same thing she’s already said, and it wouldn’t change a thing for some people. Some would still think she’s flashing symbols, plotting maneuvers, and about to drop the bomb–metaphorical, of course–any moment. I’m sure she appreciates every guesture, but I also think we should truly respect her decision, not just in word but in deed.

There are some who believe that Governor Palin didn’t mean a thing she said on October 5th. They believe she has intended all along to run and is just playing a game with people, making some strategic political move. That, too, isn’t who she is. Yes, she’s savvy, and holds her cards close to her vest, but she’s not stringing us along. We, of all people, should know that. I believe it’s time we take her at her word. It’s time we come to understand that she really is the person we have said she is. She is not the typical politician. She is a woman of integrity. We say it, but do we believe it?

Many people got involved to make the Iowa television ad a reality. It was a well-done ad, though something I did not support. I feel it would have been perfect before she made her wishes known. Now, however, I believe it simply fuels this insistence in people to get the Governor to do something she has told us she isn’t going to do. That concerns me. Disagree with me if you will, but I find that kind of insistence unhealthy. I believe that our money could better be spent supporting the Governor in other ways. I’m sure SarahPAC could use the finances. I’m sure that money could be saved to donate to the candidate Governor Palin endorses, if she chooses to endorse. Now, I don’t pretend to speak for her, but I find it hard to believe that she would feel comfortable with people pouring their hard-earned money, during such difficult times, into something she has stated she is not going to do. Of course, people are free to do what they want with their own money, but I can only imagine the Governor cringing at this. We can agree to disagree, but that’s my humble opinion, based on her principles. So while the ad states that it was authorized by C4P, the truth is C4P is made up of various people with various perspectives, and judging from my communications with the C4P staff, as well as reading C4P comments, we are not all on the same page with this.

Conservatives4Palin has been fortunate enough to be considered among the cream of the crop in all things Palin. With that status comes a certain responsibility to act responsibly. As far as I’m concerned, any decision to engage in never-ending Make Palin Reconsider efforts is not acting responsibly, not on the Governor’s behalf and not on behalf of the people who have found us worthy of their time and attention. Therefore, I deem such efforts to be a violation of the trust placed in us. This is why I have chosen to publicly post my perspective on this highly-charged issue.

And highly-charged it is. Too often those who have voiced disagreement with the Reconsider movement, those who have decided to simply take the Governor at her word, are branded as non-supporters or deserters. Be sure to check a person’s track record before those kinds of accusations. I am certain that my record speaks for itself. I am indeed for Palin. It is because I am that I feel so passionate about this issue. I feel drawn to showing her the respect that she deserves, trusting that her 2012 decision was one of the most difficult ones she’s ever had to make. I am committed to standing by her side in whichever direction she takes. She is certainly not done making an impact, taking a stand against corruption in government, and fighting for the future of America. Therefore, I am certainly not done supporting her. I have said since 2008 that as long as she remains on the right side of right, wherever the road leads, I will travel it with her.

While I knew that this would be an article that would cause some people annoyance, I hope all have heard my heart in this. I have great appreciation for the many people who have invested themselves into their support of Governor Palin. I trust that as we observe the roads God takes her–or doesn’t take her–down, we will honor her decisions, we will respect one another even when we passionately disagree, and we will continue to be for her. For me, part of that process is taking her at her word, focusing on what I can do to promote what she’s committed to now, and watching the mighty impact we will make. Now, that is the kind of earthquake that will do her proud.

Cross-posted at MotivationTruth

Update: There have been many comments made, quite passionate ones, concerning this article. Some have been most respectful, others not so much. Nonetheless, that’s what sometimes happens when people begin to discuss issues that matter most to them. I love passion, though passion tempered with respect is preferable, and I thank those who demonstrated that.

As I finalize my comments on this particular thread, let me clarify something that many people obviously missed. I never said Governor Palin would never be President. What I stressed was that any change for 2012 would be the result of Governor Palin’s believing she’s been led in that direction, not people trying to force her hand. It would come because she felt, through prayer, that she was to take that path. I never said I didn’t want her to be President, and I certainly never said I was so very excitedly throwing my support behind someone else. I, like every common sense American who knows her record and principles, want her to be President. More than that, however, I want her to obey the leading she receives. If those two things collide, great. If not, so be it. I will take her at her word, respectfully. I trust God to do whatever He chooses to do. As for me, I will do what I’ve been doing for three years now–supporting her and consistently praying that His will be done for her and her family, as many other supporters have been doing. As I’ve said more times than I can count, big things are in store for the Governor. She will fulfill her destiny, and whatever that is, I’m all for it. But an ongoing Reconsider movement, as far as I’m concerned, isn’t the answer. It won’t change her mind. But God…well, again, He can do anything. If you didn’t get that from the article, you missed my point. If you got it but still don’t like it, well, it is what it is. We will have to agree to disagree.

Onward and upward.

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  • Nancy6

    Adrienne, so you don’t think Chuck Jr. giving her noogies until she says "uncle" is a good strategy?:)
    Hey, I appreciate your perspective and opinion, always.
    You are one of the reasons this website has been the go to site for supporters of Governor Palin.
    Thank you for being strong.

    • Guest

      Good question N6.

      Adrienne, It reminds of this, the original reconsider plea: Abraham and God standing on the mountain looking towards Sodom. God says, you’re my boy, Abe, so I’m gonna tell you what I’m gonna do. Gonna whack those Sods. Totally. For real. So Abraham says, God, dude, ya gotta reconsider. Then God goes, yo, I’m listening. Abraham then says you still gonna whack ‘em if you can find 50 folks on the straight and narrow? God says, nope, Abe, won’t whack ‘em for 50. Then Abraham settles down to bargain for real, until God eventually accepts the low number of 10.

      So, if our Father in heaven show us how He hears us when we ask for something about which He’s handed down His decision, then there’s precedent for Sarah Palin, God-fearing woman. Lesson: all things are possible until we’re in the grave.

      Keep on asking God, folks. Let Him move The Guv to reconsider.

  • Richard Frei

    Let me repost something on the other side of this. This was original posted over at FreeRepublic back in June and pretty sums up why I had hoped Mrs. P would make the run for the Presidency.  I email this to a friend with the tag: I wish I had written this.  All credit and kudos goes to Mark over at FreeRepublic:

    Sarah, you’ve kept us all guessing. Various rumors and speculations abound with respect to your plans. Maybe you’re still thinking it over. If you are, and if your plans are not yet finalized, I’d like to give you a few more things to think about. I realize I’m nobody special, and it’s overwhelmingly unlikely you’ll ever see this, but if you do, I hope you’ll understand why I am compelled to try.

    My adult daughter and I went to your Going Rogue signing at Fort Hood. The line through the Post Exchange was curled around the entire facility. You signed books for hours, engaging everybody who stepped before you and your husband, and your parents were on hand as well, talking proudly of their daughter with folks who were gleefully exiting the signing area. Young women gasped coming out, "Oh my God, she touched me. She touched ME…" Hilariously, it wasn’t only the young ladies who were so-affected. As we came around the partition, my daughter before me, I watched you talking to all the people as you shook their hands and signed books. Being a tall fellow, I was able to watch your interaction with the whole group, and with each individual or family, and I was astonished. I know that makes of me some sort of rube or bumpkin to some people, but honestly, I’ve met people of some fame before, and none had this odd affect on me. I know there were pictures taken – I saw them – and I looked every bit as foolish as I felt. My daughter showed off her t-shirt, one insulting to communism, which you said that you liked. I’m a midddle-aged guy, you’re a day younger than my own bride, and I was transfixed like some pathetic schoolboy who had just bumped fortuitously into Miss America.

    It wasn’t motivated by the things most leftists will instantly assume. What had me transfixed wasn’t the fact that you’re a beautiful woman, although that’s undeniably true. It was something else, entirely, and I’ve had to think about how to express this in an analog people can understand. I’m a horseman, among other things. I know what makes a beautiful animal, and makes an animal beautiful. In horses, form must follow function, or it’s superfluous. You know a beautiful horse because its beauty is translated into its every motion. There is a purposeful, perfect union of all the pieces, every bone and muscle and motion all flowing through time in pursuit of a single goal, and optimal balance that results in something akin to perfection. Now in truth, there are no perfect horses, but there have been some phenomenal creatures. One such horse, a horse that may have been both the greatest racehorse of all times, and one of the most spectacularly beautiful animals ever to grace a paddock or pasture was Secretariat. There really aren’t sufficient words to describe his beauty, or his on-track achievements. Secretariat was a force of nature. Sure, he had a few bad days, and a few defeats, but when Secretariat was on his game, there wasn’t a horse on Earth that could touch him. 38 years ago, he proved that on the track by galloping into the history and record books, apparently for all times, since none have yet bested his feats.

    Now, I don’t wish you to think that I’m comparing you to a horse directly. That isn’t my intention. My purpose is to explain to you what had me transfixed on that day, and why I stammered and could barely utter my own name when you asked for it. You see, it’s seldom you see something or someone so purpose-built for a particular task. People who looked upon Secretariat, or even now watch the grainy old videos of his Belmont win, knowing even a little about horses, will know what I mean. Sometimes, a thing, be it an animal, a human or even a machine is just perfect for the function they are performing. If you watched the rhythm of Secretariat’s powerful, but effortless-looking gait, you could see every muscle, every sinew flowing upon his frame as if this was the design for which no suitable copy could ever be produced. Since that day in 1973, many have tried, somehow, to recreate him. I’ve tried myself. Some have come close, but none have managed to create such a horse again. When you see that sort of rare perfection-to-purpose, it’s awe-inspiring. It’s captivating. It’s mesmerizing. It is the stunned recognition of that which is a force of nature, a pure thing, pure to purpose and dedicated to an idea. It’s wonderful to behold.

    So there I stood, watching the interaction between you and my daughter. Your cheerful and kind banter, and your engaging tendency simply floored me. I watched my daughter smile the smile of angels. You have a daughter that age. How often was Bristol so thrilled by any adult at that age? Maybe over that extra-cute boy? What teenage girl isn’t captivated by some young man? Never over an adult, but yet there I stood watching you turn my super-confident daughter into putty. Then your eyes turned to me. I suddenly felt self-conscious, like a fish out of water, like that dream where you find yourself suddenly naked. You looked at me and I was suddenly embarrassed. What was I doing here? Was I about to swoon? Beam me up, Scotty! I think I managed to croak my name when you asked for it.

    You see, I’d been watching you engage all the people before me. I analyze things. It’s what I do. I examine complex systems, whether electronic or mechanical, or even biological, and I figure out how they work. I spot the flaws in their operation, and I make improvements, or I repair them, but in general, I make things work. It’s just what I do. Most of the time, I start by spotting flaws in things. It’s just my nature. I have a severe eye for details, relationship, and functions, so few things escape my discovery. Nothing is flawless. Even Secretariat had what many considered to be questionable knees, though they never gave him trouble when it mattered. Like anything in our world that functions perfectly for its purpose despite insignificant flaws, no re-engineering or re-design necessary, I saw the same in you that day. You were in your natural environment, doing what you do, engaging a crowd one at a time, making each feel important and special and worthwhile, it dawned on me that you really do understand that our country is not a collectivized hive-mind, but a collection of individuals each with their own goals and ambitions and aspirations. That’s America. That’s what we’re supposed to be. That’s how we expect our leaders to treat us: As individuals. You see that. You see its critical importance. You see it in the identities and persons of all the people you meet. You look out, and do not see a massive crowd as a single entity, but as a number of people, each there giving of their precious time, all to see you. You have the good sense to know the difference, and the sincere determination to remember it when you greet people.

    How astonishingly rare are your talents? I don’t have them, though I know them when I see them. I could spend a lifetime, in vain, trying to recreate them. No, just as there is only one of each of us, there is also only one Sarah Palin. Some mistakenly believe that if the GOP could just substitute in some woman, any woman, they could somehow recreate you, but try as they might, it’s simply not possible. You’re you, unashamedly, and that’s just how we like it.

    I’m relating all of this for a purpose, and it is most easily stated thusly: Run Sarah, RUN! I will not attempt to guilt you into running, and tell you my sad stories and tales of woe, while begging you to fit your purposes to my needs. I don’t believe in that kind of claptrap, and honestly, I don’t think you do, either. Instead, I will ask you to consider the things you value. You have a large family, your eldest children now grown, more yet in the nest, your grandchild and all the ones yet to be who you must consider. You have your husband, a man with a firm handshake, and parents in whose eyes you’re still the apple. You live in the greatest country the world has ever known, with a history as yet unrivaled. You hold certain principles, near and dear without compromise or capitulation. You have the drive, the talent, the dedication and the solemn devotion to take you to the top.

    It would not be without cost to you and all those you love, but I now ask you to reflect: What will happen to all the people and things you love and value if the current maladministration of our country continues? Worse, what will happen if one of these less-conservative sorts managed to win and due to lack of principled and consistent philosophy, made the mess we’re confronting even worse? All those things you love and cherish, your own life, your own talents and aspirations – what becomes of them then?

    Nevermind me, Governor Palin. I’m in all ways inconsequential to the outcome. I’m just some bumpkin-computer-nerd and horseman in Texas. Ignore that. What I want isn’t important, to you, and shouldn’t be. What’s important to you, I trust, is that all the things you know and love are under real, lethal threat by runaway statism. All the freedoms you’ve known, and all the freedoms your children should have known, are disappearing. They’re vanishing. One after another.

    Once upon a time, I was a young soldier in a distant land, doing the things my country bade me do, not because I had been drafted, but because I volunteered – not out of some pretense about duty, but because I saw an opportunity to trade value for value: I would devote my life, and put it at risk as need be, in exchange for certain things that I believed would redound to my eventual benefit. Chief among those things was a country in which I would be free to pursue my loves and my passions and my values. Next were things like a paycheck and an education fund. I don’t pretend that mine was a sacrifice. I gained inestimably from the exchange, and I have never ceased to hold my head high, in pride at all the things I accomplished while wearing our nation’s uniform.

    In much the same way, I’m asking you to volunteer, not out of some sense of duty to me or any of your millions and millions of supporters, or even to a country now gasping and on its knees. I ask you to serve the purposes of your own life, and your own values by rising to take on the fight, a grim and terrible fight, in which you will be the tip of the spear. You already have the heart of a warrior. You’re already battle-tested and hardened. You look no less happy for the engagement, and in truth, look at home in your element when embattled.

    I believe that the oath I first took in 1983 has no expiration. There is no statute of limitation upon my oath to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The enemies are here. There’s no sense pretending otherwise, and while this remains a political war, we must win it lest it become something even more terrible. That is a cost none should wish to pay. Ronald Reagan reminded us that history’s lesson is ‘peace through strength.’ This applies as much within a nation as without.

    There is no disguising the fact that our country is on the brink. If we don’t turn the ship of state hard about, the iceberg looming before us will surely doom us. Unlike that fated ship, we look-outs have screamed ‘Iceberg, dead ahead’ well in advance of the collision. The only fog confronting us is the mist of indecision and obfuscation. The danger is no longer concealed.

    I ask you then, Governor Palin, not for my sake, or my daughter’s sake, but for your own sake and the sake of all you love: Take up this fight. Battle relentlessly, not merely through a campaign season, but until your terms expire. It’s a mighty chore. It’s a terrible burden. It’s as awful in contemplation as any political endeavor I can imagine, except for surrender.

    I can promise you only that which I can be certain to deliver. I do not speak for a group. I do not speak on behalf of some special interest, save my own, and I do not make idle promises: Run, Sarah Palin! Run! I will stand with you in all ways that I am able. I will deliver yard-signs. I will recruit. I will send such money as I can muster. I will paint my own quarter-mile stretch of rural highway frontage with the name "Palin." I will be your shield, though you’ll not know it. I will get the vote out to the polls. I will take your part in every fight. I will absorb as many of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune as circumstance will permit. My support won’t stop on election day, or upon your inauguration. It will in all ways I can make it be seamless and fluid, like a perpetual beast of burden, happily carrying his share, without break or pause or idle. I pledge this, because it’s my life, and my love, and my values now under the gun and whip of the merciless state. It is my future, the future of my daughter, and any children she might one day bear. It is our country, our freedom, and our way of life which is now under severe and gathering threat. It’s me. It’s you. I’m with you. I’d ask my fellow conservatives and also libertarians to do the same.

    There will be those who will say that I should not place all my hopes in a single candidate. There are those who dared not place their hopes in a single racehorse in 1973. They tell me that it’s foolish. They ask me "what’s your back-up plan?" As always, we the American people will make do, I hope, but why would you start out that way? Why would you turn a back-up plan into your primary if your first choice, your best bet, is still there and available and fit to the race? Who entrusts their future and their country and their sacred honor to a back-up when their best bet is right there, before them?

    That’s why I decided to write this note. I had to try to ask you, myself. I apologize for the length of this note. I wanted to leave it all bare, in the open. You know me, Sarah, though not by name. You know most everybody here, though few by name. We’re you. You’re us. They prick you and we bleed. They prick us and you bleed. There’s no reason for pretense about it. We want you to run, yes, for our own selfish purposes, because we selfishly dare to love our country and our lives. That’s why they hate us. It’s why they hate you. Make your choice, make it in full knowledge of the costs to you and yours. Make it for your own purposes. If you choose not to run, we will understand, though we will be sad, and we will go in search of our back-up plan. We will go in search of the ‘next-best.’ You’ve already borne more upon your back than any thousand candidates have had to bear.

    Nobody will blame you. The part of me that loves justice almost hopes you will walk away. The direction of the country isn’t your fault. It’s ours. We let this happen. We let them cheat and lie and steal our values. We watched them do it. We don’t have any right to ask you to do it for our sake. Where were we? Where was our engagement? Most of us went about our way, trying to pretend what was happening hadn’t been real, or worse, participating in the debasement. There’s no reason you should go it alone on our behalf. In truth, I have nothing to offer by way of compensation except to promise I will not abandon you on the field – that you will not lead the charge into battle only to find your legion has deserted you. The rest may retire from the fight. I will be there, until the end or until victory. I ask only that you choose for the sake of all you love. This may be our last chance. Good luck in all things, Governor Palin.




    Just one of millions of Americans, including myself, that believes in this woman.  And why?  This guy (at the one minute mark of his rant) understands why. And yes, he is just a little bit angry.  

    (Watch his videos, if you dare)

    Ronald Reagan’s greatest accomplishment was that he made Americans believe in their country again.  After the 70s and the disaster that was the Carter Presidency it was what we needed.  We need it again.  And Sarah is the only one I see out there with that ability.  No one else.  She may not be the smartest or the most articulate, but she is the one that inspires; and wears her love for America on her sleeve.  Americans once again need to believe in their country and the promise it holds.  Without that we got nothing!

    • TexS2012

      This is one of the most amazing letters I’ve ever read.
      Thanks for letting us read it.

      RUN SARAH RUN !!!!

    • Guest

      Richard, I will place my bets (based on the eloquent prose, Texas origin, etc, etc…) that the "Mark" in the FR article you quoted may be non other than this staunch Palin supporter "Mark" right here.

      • Mountain

        I thought that IMMEDIATELY!
        (Thanks, Habana!)

  • 808forpalin

    Adrienne, though I am proudly in the pro-ad camp, I so appreciate your commentary on this effort and expect to refer back to your article as I continue to try to find my own way forward in what is sure to be a tempest of an election.  Thank you for having the courage to make your thoughts and concerns known.  May God bless you and give you wisdom to share with us.


    As usual, nice post Adrienne—thanks for your insight.

    I respect Our Gov’s decision but I also believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways so I will stay on the reconsider bandwagon.

    • Adrienne Ross

      I totally agree with you that God works in mysterious ways. In that, we are on the same page. I do believe that He can do anything, and trust me, I’m continuing to pray for His will to be done. My point is that it would certainly take His doing, rather than man’s efforts. Thank you for understanding.

      • Suki Pero

        Does God not work through every man?  Not that I’m advocating some divine intervention, but I’ll take it if it comes along.

        • Adrienne Ross

          I’m praying for God’s intervention, too, but WE are not going to change her mind. Now, God? He can do anything.

          • Jelayne Sessler

            For all we know He could have put the brakes on her presidential run temporarily. No one knows what’s going on in her head besides Sarah and Todd and nothing knows God’s plan besides Him.

          • Jelayne Sessler

            For all we know He could have put the brakes on her presidential run temporarily. No one knows what’s going on in her head besides Sarah and Todd and nothing knows God’s plan besides Him.

            • Adrienne Ross

              Exactly. Did I say something different? If you heard something else, read it again. I said I respect her decision and will pray His will be done–and not beg her for my own will. If you read that, you read it right. That’s what I meant.

              • Jeremy Luna

                You respect her "decision" but do you really know what that decision was? Read it again. Listen to her statements. Did she at any time say "no"?? Precisely. So what "decision" is there to accept?

      • jerseymark

        Adrienne, your posts are always well thought out and this one is no different. I have commented a lot on this subject and You and I see the main issue of "convincing" Sarah to run as a non-starter and a lack of understanding of who Sarah is and what makes her tick. My point has always been that we might as well try to convince God which is ludicrous. 

        Where we part, however, is the follow up in that I firmly believe that God’s answer was "Not yet – wait on Me" as we have seen from the actual terms used by Sarah in her announcement and since. I also firmly believe that God has His plan in play which will end up with Sarah in the race in some fashion and since God just loves doing the impossible, I actually believe that we are looking at a third party entry which may not make itself known until early spring or there abouts.  I for one, also believe that Sarah has had a servant’s heart for the Lord and that He has built her up just for a time such as this and will work through her in these last days. Her rise has been quite improbable to say the least with her accomplishing the apparent impossible and I do not think this will change.

        As far as those who say "but she has said no to a third party as assuring Obama’s reelection", I say, when God lays upon her heart a third party run, He will also tell her not to worry, that everything is in hand and watch what I shall accomplish. At which point, Sarah will simply obey and become our next President.

  • Garym

    I was and am of the camp that supports her principles and integrity. I was dissappointed when she decided not to run, but I never got mad nor was I surprised. To run for president, you have to be all in. It is a huge commitment that requires 5 years (including campaigning) or a decade of your life if you are successful. And I believe Sarah would have been very successful. The supporters who have been angry about her dicision need to cut her some slack.

  • Chris

    I disagree, respectfully, that this ad is trying to force Sarah to do something she does not want to do.  We all agree that she was gearing up and going full steam ahead until something made her put the brakes on in a hurry.  This ad is showing her that people are still interested and very supportive of her if she would choose to get back in the race.

    • Adrienne Ross

      The ad is just one part of my point. It’s the entire Reconsider movement I was addressing.

  • Steve_Flesher

    Adrienne, that was beautifully written and I appreciate you taking the lead on this. 

    I also appreciate the passion of the people who want her to reconsider but I do believe it’s time to take the energy and the blessing of knowing Gov. Palin has brought many good people together here and using our collective optimism to move our country forward at her wishes.

    Our work continues.

    • Adrienne Ross

      Thank you, Steve.

  • Chris

    Some might be angry.  I don’t think many if any of them supported this ad.  These are the people who believe down to the core of their souls that she is the leader our country needs and has God given leadership that we want.  I do respect her decision but that does not mean I can’t show my support in various ways inlcuding an ad asking (not demanding or forcing) her to reconsider. 

  • Nancy6

    Forgive me, but, Pizza! Pizza!
    The title of the post made me do it!:)

  • Healthy Mom

    Adrienne, I respect your opinion and Governor Palin’s.  However, this ad serves more as a statement of her undying support that the world should know exists, than anything else.  If she changes her mind b/c of it…terrific!  But no one is holding their breath.  This ad reinforces her strength for a 2016 bid as well as her relevance in our country.   It is the ultimate flattery, especially that this ad was financed by small guys like us, not some RNC.  Do we not deserve the chance to put in a request for her to reconsider?  Have we not earned the right for OUR opinion to be respected?  We love Sarah no matter what she decides.  This ad is not about coercion or disrespect.  It is about our continued unwavering support for her.  And I expect or at least hope she sees it this way as well.

    • Adrienne Ross

      This post isn’t just about the ad. It’s about the entire movement that has developed. The ad was just one part of it. Thank you for commenting.

  • pete4palin

    Adrienne- I know you have reservations with this. We’ve heard that… and heard that.
    We are all on this march together. Where it leads, I don’t know. We all have the same goal…. Sarah Palin leading this country.
    Now is the time to work together towards that goal. A call has now been put forth to a really great person to reconsider her decision. This is not a light-hearted act. This is a very important moment for us and our country. Sarah has more than enough strength to answer one way or another. She’s a natural born leader. LET HER LEAD.
    Let’s all say a prayer for success and the ability to march forward.  

    • Adrienne Ross

      With all due respect, no.

      • Jeremy Luna

        I don’t understand. You are choosing to ignore Sarah’s own words that our nominee should be "reluctant to serve"?

  • WalkTogether

    Totally with you, Adrienne!  And totally behind Sarah whatever she focuses on next.

  • Nicole Olmstead Coulter

    Awesome Adrienne. I’m so glad you spoke up. You’re definitely speaking for a lot of us. Keep writing! Keep fighting! :)

    • Adrienne Ross

      Thank you for all YOU do!

  • Jelayne Sessler

    I appreciate someone who speaks their mind but mine is still on begging for her reconsideration. I FIRMLY believe Obama will be reelected without Gov. Palin in this race and that is reason enough to get on my hands and knees and beg.

    • Adrienne Ross

      Jelayne, I’m on my hands and knees also. I’m just on them to God, rather than Gov. Palin because she’s on her knees to Him as well. HE can do anything. And what I said is it will take HIS doing. I haven’t stopped praying; I’m just not willing to try to create in the flesh what can only be done in the Spirit.

      • Jelayne Sessler

        I absolutely agree. I am praying to God that He will make a way if it is His will. In the mean time, I’m continuing to show my support by staying on the ‘reconsider bandwagon’. Thank you for all you do, Adrienne! 

  • Suki Pero

    Sarah always talks about the little guy, the will of the people, the power of the people and how we don’t need a title.  This is what she is talking about.  Of course we must stand up and make our point and call for change and for the right people in Washington.  We should not be force fed the GOP flavor of the day and made to vote for their vision.  This is our vote.  We have to insist on sudden and relentless reform.  I don’t have any idea as to whether SP will run or not, but I’m not willing to not ask. It is not being disrespectful to let it be known to other Americans that it is ok to stand behind her, if nothing else, and that we feel she is the best candidate and that we will say it, for the sake of our country.  No disrespect intended to the way you feel or the way she feels.

  • usajingoist

    Perfect.  She isn’t waiting for us to show our dedication.  While I believe if she had announced in late October, she would be leading, that isn’t where we are right now.  Gingrich is currently positioned as the non-Romney, so until Gingrich is out of it or some other anti-Romney surfaces, he has my vote.  Looking back at the entire year, I have to say, I regret Mike Pence not running.

  • mymati

    Adrienne, your passion for supporting Sarah seems unmatched to me, but your reasons and my reasons are in fact different. I was fairly happy in my little life and then along came Sarah and new worlds opened to me. After being saved in 2009 in large part because of Sarah. I began to look at my life and to make some changes. My faith is, by far, the greatest change in my life. I was lead through a series of small miracles that pointed to one thing, and that one thing was to suppoort and promote Gov Palin for President.  I respect your take on the situation and admire all you have done for our cause. I am just not done yet. Sarah is very clearly, it seems to me, the one leader that we most need in this time. Please forgive me for not giving up quite yet. I am not however blind to the situation and I can support and promote Sarah and still research my second best option.

    Sincerely and respectfully yours, Mike   

    • Adrienne Ross

      I don’t think we are in disagreement. There’s no giving up in me, either. Like you, I’m continuing to pray. God’s will be done.

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for this, Adrienne. We didn’t take her at her word before Oct. 5th (that she was still deciding whether to run, praying about it, talking w/ family), so hopefully we learn a lesson and take her at her word now. God’s got it all under control and has nothing but good things in store for her and us.

  • Guest

    And I don’t think I would have dreamed about a lady I have never met or ever been in the same state as for over 35 years if this isn’t what I should be doing….as silly as that may seem to some.  As THE world’s longest Palin 4 President supporter with documentation from 2nd grade as proof….I also have to go where I am led. When you or anyone else can explain WHY I should not after having this long of a road written…..then everyone has to follow their own path….no one can walk it for them.

    • TexS2012

      Wouldn’t it be great if we could look back and see the support George Washington had to become our first President. I can imagine the no’s, the yes’s, the maybe’s –  because I’ve heard that only 30% of the public was for our Republic. Maybe that’s written somewhere by the other presidents and writers of that time. It might give us encouragement as we put our support behind Sarah Palin.
      I am very thankful for this website and all the time spent to bring our views out into the public where others are encouraged to become a part of history through getting involved in our political system. The writing of the editors and contributors is the best anywhere on the web in supporting our political system and defending the record of Sarah Palin. For the first time in a long time the voices of the people are being heard and all because of Sarah Palin.
      Thank you everyone.

  • Jelayne Sessler

    If anything this effort shows the depth of support she has. Me? I ain’t too proud to beg. 

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