One Race Sarah Palin Won’t Run

It’s official: Sarah Palin won’t be running for president next year. She sent out a letter today:

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

This doesn’t surprise me in the least, because I decided a while ago that I wouldn’t venture a guess either way about Palin. Well, that’s not entirely true; I thought she’d drag it out a bit longer. But that was because I didn’t follow my own observation about Palin: if you want to know what she’s doing and why, just listen to her.

 

Her letter shows that perfectly. And as I read her letter over, I note that she doesn’t say she won’t run for president; she says she won’t seek the GOP nomination. That leaves a third-party run still available.

 

Palin makes it clear: she still intends to stay involved in politics, still work on the issues that she considers important, and still work for candidates she believes in.

 

Those who like to routinely pronounce her politically dead (such as my occasional sparring partner, OTB’s Doug Mataconis) tend to do so based on some very flawed assumptions: that Palin’s power and influence and popularity are in any way derived from the Establishment GOP, that she has to play by the traditional rules of politics, and that Palin’s power is in any way derived from her holding any kind of office.

 

Palin will still wield considerable political power, and will continue to do so regardless of what the Old Boys think or say or wish.

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  • Bob Armstrong

    She took money for her PAC by leading people on. She’s a whore, plain and simple, selling the rubes a dream as she reached into the pockets telling them “let me know you want me by giving me money”…

    And the rubes fell for it. She’s a quitter who quit public service so she could make money off her fame. There was no way this quitter was going to actually run, but she let people believe that she would as she lined her pockets with their cash donations to her PAC.

    • retired.military

      Yes bob  we know how much you love Sarah. 

      “There was no way this quitter was going to actually run”

      That is funny Bob.  I bet that I could dig up at least 5 predictions ON THIS BOARD BY YOU that she would run.  

      Since you wouldnt take my bet that SHE WOULDNT RUN how about taking a bet I can find 5 POSTS BY YOU that states she would.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

      Nobody seriously thought she would run except her diehard fan base, especially as we went into summer and she had put no effort towards building an organization to do it. 

      Her most devoted fans were blind to reality, sort of like anyone who would still support that miserably fumbling lazy buffoon Obama – except the Palinistas look and smell better, and even those who don’t have jobs at least know what “jobs” are.

      So begone, hippy!  You can’t peddle those Deadhead candles in here!

  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    How can one not love Sarah Palin when she has enemies such as spongebobracepants?

    • Bob Armstrong

      From the “Popular Now” section in the lower right corner…

      Rodney G. Graves How
      can one not love Sarah Palin when she has enemies such as
      spongebobracepants? If there is one voting block we, as a nation, can do
      without it’s the unwashed hippy dippy crowd, reeking of… Sarah Palin Not Running For President · 16 minutes ago

      Good to know that I’m that far under your skin, Rodney, but why did you feel the need to edit your spittle-flecked rant and cut out the ad hominem?

      • Anonymous

        No, Bob, it just means how pathetically predictable you are. And predictably pathetic.

        J.

      • Anonymous

        No, Bob, it just means how pathetically predictable you are. And predictably pathetic.

        J.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stan25 Stan Brewer

    The liberal heads are now exploding all over the liberal and some so-called conservative sites on the blogsphere. They won’t have Sarah Palin to demonize for the foreseeable future.

    • Bob Armstrong

      and you don’t think that was our plan all along…?

      • retired.military

        Not with you predicting that she would run TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME.

        • Bob Armstrong

          lol.. you really have lost too many brain cells, old man. That’s funny…

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

            Show some respect, if not for yourself (I understand), for those who served and sacrificed to ensure you have the right to make a total ass out of yourself continually.

            Thank God our country has had good people like retired.military to defend us instead of cowardly punks like you, filthy hippy chick.

        • Bob Armstrong

          lol.. you really have lost too many brain cells, old man. That’s funny…

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          @google-25c689c3bec20f6ad1dde4d8c964795d:disqus , spongebobracepants (and his ilk) couldn’t execute a plan to poor piss from a boot where the plan/directions were written on the sole of the heel.  Then again if Axelrod was standing over them with a whip, the odds creep up to even.

  • Anonymous

    She’s a whore, plain and simple, selling the rubes a dream as she
    reached into the pockets telling them “let me know you want me by giving
    me money”…

    Why is it that leftists can’t deal with a strong conservative woman without sexualizing her? Why do they have to resorting to gross misogyny to attack them?

    Bob, I gotta tell ya, penis envy is an ugly thing, especially in an alleged guy. And just because she has bigger ‘nads than you have or have ever had in your mouth doesn’t mean you have to hate her.

    J.

    • Bob Armstrong

      try to stay on topic, Jay

      • Anonymous

        Hey, Bob: my blog, my posting, my rules. You don’t like it, feel free to go elsewhere.

        And why don’t you drop the c-word while you’re at it? I know you want to. It’s killing you not to use it, isn’t it?

        J.

        • Bob Armstrong

          C-word? Oh, you mean conservative? I wouldn’t call Palin in a true conservative – she’s just a social conservative in quitter’s clothes.

          • retired.military

            /yawn

            Olaf
            Olaf
            Olaf

            Jay Tea

            I bet he doesnt last another 3 months.

          • Anonymous

            Considering the content of his posts, I’m surprised SpongeBob has lasted this long…

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

            Kevin believes strongly in Free Speech (he may even have gone to Berkeley, but The Movement was before he was born I think), and Jay believes in coddling criminals.

            I think they were both probably juvenile delinquents who turned their lives around, and are trying to do the same thing for Bob Armstrong.  They think – judging by his act – that’s he’s a troubled 13 year-old outcast.  They don’t realize he’s the 60-something bum hustling change outside the bus station (and stealing their wifi).

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

          Wow, Jay, that really scared him!  And he doesn’t even realize that if he keeps it up, he’s liable to get an even more sternly worded warning next time!  Just in time for Halloween!

          And after that, maybe the dreaded picture of Mr. Ducky shaking his fist wing at him to let him know what’s in store if he doesn’t straighten up and fly right!

          Sometime after the election, when we get to “Phase 47:  In Which Jay Gets Serious With The Troll,” you can bring the hammer down on him for doing exactly the same thing he’s been doing all along.

          That’ll teach him!

          • Anonymous

            One of my colleagues (no names, but it shouldn’t be hard to figure out) asked for Bob to be spared long enough for a very specific purpose. That purpose has been fulfilled.

            No one else spoke up in his defense.

            I haven’t made a formal threat yet. I’ve given a warning. And I don’t bluff.

            J.

    • Bob Armstrong

      try to stay on topic, Jay

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    spongebobracepants last brain cell died of loneliness sometime around 1969.

  • Anonymous

    Chico predicted she would not run.  Chico was right.

    Now, on to the Romney coronation and nomination of the Dauphin, Rubio.

    • Sheik Yur Bouty

      Great!  Your just halfway to being as right as a broken clock!

      Keep up the good work!!!

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