She should have spoken up before the Undefeated came out. I am disappointed and I don’t know if I would put my trust back into her in the future. She is going to have to go a long way before we believe in her again.
There will be no future run. Rightly or wrongly, she now owns the "quitter" moniker. I, and many others, understood why she stepped down from the governorship. She will not so easily shrug this one off after having strung it out for so long. I still love her and what she stands for but she will never again get her strong following back.
Palin has no future. This country’s future is already in question.
It’s not her fault if you didn’t believe her. She was CONSISTANT in her statements over the past three months. She said she was thinking about running, she had made NO decisions, she was looking at the other candidates to see if there was someone she could support.
She said she had to take her family into account. She said she didn’t need a title.
Yes, every time she said something that made it more clear she wasn’t running, one of her supporters would pop up and claim it meant the opposite, would claim to have inside information that she was definitely running, would claim that Palin was just lying to us about “thinking” in order to pull some great political trick.
Others, like me, consistantly took her at her word, as the honest person that she was, and cautioned that we should all be prepared for her to not run. Some of those who said so were attacked, I was told I knew nothing.
I don’t fault people who really wanted her to run, and who are dissappointed.
But I do fault those who, having missed EVERY sign, having refused to hear what she actually said, and having believed 2nd-hand anonymous sources over Palin’s quoted words, would now claim that she MISLED them. She never misled anybody. She said she was thinking, said she would make her final statement sometime in the september/october timeframe, and she did.
She WILL be a force in the future, because she has a voice, she has a solid conservative message, and, like the Tea Party, you don’t need a party to have a platform.
And it wasn’t you, but those who claim you only went to see Sarah Palin because you thought she’d run for President — that’s too bad, I wish you had stayed home so those of us who wanted to see her because we love her and just liked to hear what she said would have gotten more time with her.
If she ever comes around where I live, I can guarantee you that my daughter and I will be there to listen. I can’t believe ANY Sarah Palin “supporter” would do otherwise.