Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Palin's Announces She's Not Running In 2012

Governor Sarah Palin finally ended the speculation and announced that she will not be running for president in 2012.

Here's her statement on the matter:

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

For interested parties, you can listen to an interview with Governor Palin on Mark Levin's show here. In it, just as a point of information, she makes clear she has no plans whatsoever to run as a third party candidate. She realizes that a conservative third party candidate who siphons votes would just lead to Barack Obama's re-election.

It's obvious from what Governor Palin had to say that in the end, there were two primary considerations for her. First and foremost, she wasn't willing to put her family through the same filth at the hands of the Left and the media they went through last time. Second, without a campaign, she is definitely a lot more free to devote her considerable energies to getting more actual conservatives elected to office. Those who mock her ought to take a look at the 2010 midterms and look at her batting average, which was in the high 700's.

I respect her decision and her desire not to make her family a target, but I'm severely disapointed. Not just for me personally, but for the country.

Governor Palin was the only candidate in 2008 who was not from the Ruling Class, the only one who wasn't a millionaire and the one with the most executive experience on either ticket. She was someone with the instincts and courage to do what needed to be done in DC Land, and it's a disturbing commentary of how dire politics and media in America has become that she felt it was better not to seek office in order to avoid another obscene assault on her family.

Governor Palin is far from the only public figure who has had to make that decision and left the country a lot poorer for it.

On the positive side, now that the decision is made she's free to rally the troops and cause a whole lot of trouble for the established order. She's not going to disappear, and her story is far from over. In the end, the Left might just end up wishing she'd run after all.

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louielouie said...

i was afraid this would happen.
you are not nearly as disappointed as i.

louielouie said...

is that a good link?