I do believe there is a difference between Palin abruptly quiting mid term more than 2 years before getting into another race and Perry running for office during his term. Perry’s actions are normal for elected officials. That somehow him running negates her decision is silly. I am not against Palin, and certainly have supported her over the past three years, but this charge is silly. I do not begrudge Palin’s decision because the legal situation was atrocious. It is part of her overall body of work and should be considered in the evaluation process. To me, both has strengths and weaknesses and a 2 year record is tough to fully evaluate, even though I believe she has some real strong decisions during that time.
I was asking about consequences because some seem to be so afraid of the "quitting" accusation.
Hasn't that been out there for a while?
Have the Palin or Perry camps lobbed any such accusations at each other?
If so, I haven't seen it.
Hence the curiosity about all of the concern.
There is absolutely no difference.
Perry pledged to serve out his full term in office and he went back on that pledge.
Palin also left office prematurely.
They were both voluntary decisions.
Ergo, Perry supporters have no right to criticize Palin for ‘quitting”.