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Sarah Palin Will Not Run For President in 2012 (Letter from Sarah)
Street Insider ^ | October 5, 2011

Posted on 10/05/2011 3:31:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing

October 5, 2011 6:20 PM EDT

Sarah Palin confirmed in a letter to supporters she will not run for President in 2012, saying at this time she can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other Conservatives to office.

Below is a copy of Palin's letter:

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; misandry; misogamy; palin; palin2012; pissant; sarah; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 10/05/2011 3:31:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I can’t blame her, I wouldn’t want the job either. How about RNC Chairman?


2 posted on 10/05/2011 3:33:16 PM PDT by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: smoothsailing

People who are miserable today at this news: trust me, this was ordained the day she resigned the Alaskan governorship, and I was despondent the day that happened for this very reason.

I hate the scum that launched baseless lawsuits against her. Hate. From the bottom of my heart.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 3:34:29 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: smoothsailing

This is quite disturbing, in many ways tragic news for our nation.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 3:34:42 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: smoothsailing

SITYS.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 3:35:12 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.hermancain.com/


6 posted on 10/05/2011 3:35:26 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: smoothsailing

and to think of the 1000’s of hours MSNBC wasted making her look as pathetic and brainless as Keith Oldbermann. I can remember when Chrissy devoted about 20 minutes of his program discussing the likely-hood of a PALIN vs BLOOMBERG race in 2012. I couldn’t stop laughing. {the,,,YAH, RIGHT,reaction}


7 posted on 10/05/2011 3:35:29 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil
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8 posted on 10/05/2011 3:36:53 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: smoothsailing

It wasn’t just a letter, she was also on his radio show and repeated it.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 3:36:53 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: smoothsailing

Uh-oh...

NOW what do they do?


10 posted on 10/05/2011 3:38:12 PM PDT by Chasaway
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To: US Navy Vet
http://www.rickperry.org
11 posted on 10/05/2011 3:38:39 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Chasaway

Perry...Perry...Perry...only one who has the needed skills to give America back to the people.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 3:40:00 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: smoothsailing
This could be the day of the birth of 'The Mother of All Duplicate Threads!'




mark your calendars my Freeper buddies...;)...wailing & moaning & gnashing of dentures....;)
13 posted on 10/05/2011 3:40:13 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: smoothsailing

Let a thousand conspiracy theories bloom.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 3:40:21 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Given enough time, the primary function of any bureaucracy becomes the employment of its employees.)
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To: smoothsailing

Aww, crap. I really hoped that she would run. I respect her decision, but I wish that we had a well-spoken candidate running for president.

So now it’s up to Herman Cain. Go Herman!


15 posted on 10/05/2011 3:40:27 PM PDT by jtonn
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To: narses

We should have a contest to see who can find the most positive statements from Freepers saying she was running! There have been some doozies in the last half year or so.

Freegards, thanks for all the pings on FR


16 posted on 10/05/2011 3:41:17 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: shield

ping the list, please. Better to read Sarah’s own words than wonder what happened on a radio show.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 3:42:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: shield

well it will be Perry vs Cain and we’ll see which one has what it takes in the end.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 3:42:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: smoothsailing

So, she confirms what we already knew.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 3:42:27 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: smoothsailing
A lot of people are talking about what they want, but what is more important to anyone is what you want or need for yourself and your family. Looks like the field is in front of us, time to get to work with what we have.

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might. - Sir Winston Churchill.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 3:42:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: shield

Weelll....since Sarah’s not running things have definitely gotten a little more interesting.

And I agree with you.

Chasaway


21 posted on 10/05/2011 3:42:40 PM PDT by Chasaway
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To: smoothsailing
I guess I am sending Herman Cain a check tonight.

I will not vote for Mitt Romney for President. Flame me that I am electing Obama, but I do not trust the guy. Flip on Abortion, guns, Health care (post of FR today supported mandates in 2007), trade policy is stupid and he will continue to support crony capitalism.

22 posted on 10/05/2011 3:43:06 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: smoothsailing
Brokenhearted. Disappointed.
But ready to move forward to support the most conservative candidate...whoever that is.
23 posted on 10/05/2011 3:43:27 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

How is it that I’m equal parts disappointed and relieved? Ah, Sarah, what might have been. At least she’ll still play kingmaker (guaranteed, don’t doubt it).


24 posted on 10/05/2011 3:43:43 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: smoothsailing

Wonderful!! Now we’ll end up with Romney.


25 posted on 10/05/2011 3:44:01 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: smoothsailing

The right decision, but I still love her. God Bless Sarah.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 3:44:16 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: smoothsailing

That was her choice. She may not have wanted to deal with the opprobrium which would have been her and her family’s lot for the next thirteen months.

I am saddened too, because I think she got more things right in total than any of the existing plausible candidates. I doubt that her views, however wise, will influence any contrary leanings by guys such as Perry and Cain.

But she probably intends to get involved in lower level politics, which would have been unseemly for a presidential candidate. Not everything in the country hinges totally upon the president. Governors, senators, representatives, they all matter.


27 posted on 10/05/2011 3:44:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/10/05/glenn-interviews-2012-candidate-herman-cain/

Awesome!


28 posted on 10/05/2011 3:45:09 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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29 posted on 10/05/2011 3:45:17 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: smoothsailing

She said she would not seek the GOP nimination, not that she would not run. I don’t want to see a third party attempt but I do find it intereting the way the statement is worded.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 3:46:26 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: smoothsailing

And I was hammered on here for wondering/doubting that she would jump in...said I had PDS. WRONG!!!!!!


31 posted on 10/05/2011 3:46:40 PM PDT by shankbear (Bush's fault......that is more in bad taste than my old tag line........)
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To: Yossarian

What the dems did to her is just as despicable as what posters on FR have been doing to Perry.


32 posted on 10/05/2011 3:46:43 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Competition between candidates can shape their platforms. Romney probably will adapt his platform to conform to popular positions of contenders such as Cain. So it isn’t a waste even if it’s Romney who ends up on the ticket.


33 posted on 10/05/2011 3:48:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Tainan

LOL! Either way the news went, it would have been.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 3:48:36 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Eagle Eye

Absofreakinlutely right!!!!!!


36 posted on 10/05/2011 3:48:56 PM PDT by shankbear (Bush's fault......that is more in bad taste than my old tag line........)
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To: Chasaway

NO, NO! This is all part of Sarah’s brilliant plan! She says she won’t run, to let all the other candidates self-destruct. Then, when conservaties are so desperate, they will come and beg her to accept the nomintation, and all the candidates other than Romney will release their delegates, and tell them to vote for Sarah! She can win the nomination without running! Sarah is a greater strategic genius that Sun Tzu and Macheavelli combined! /sarc


37 posted on 10/05/2011 3:49:05 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: shield
Yes, sure Palin would want her support to go to a crony capitalist. Not likely.
38 posted on 10/05/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t blame her. She had everything it takes to do the job, but she really, TRULY has her priorities straight. I’m not going to rule her out in 2016, though.


39 posted on 10/05/2011 3:50:45 PM PDT by redhead (Don't START with me...you know how I get.)
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To: smoothsailing

This is gonna be an EPIC thread...

For all kinds of reasons!


40 posted on 10/05/2011 3:50:45 PM PDT by Chasaway
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To: shield

I’ll vote for Perry in the general, but I ain’t votin’ for him in the primary.


41 posted on 10/05/2011 3:50:59 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Eagle Eye

“What the dems did to her is just as despicable as what posters on FR have been doing to Perry.”

or Cain and Michele Bachmann


42 posted on 10/05/2011 3:51:17 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: gunnut

Like the GOP out of nowhere is going to draft Sarah Palin?


43 posted on 10/05/2011 3:51:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: org.whodat

She has already endorsed him.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 3:52:02 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: ari-freedom

The Republican establishment has already anointed Romney per Georgette Mosbacher.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 3:52:02 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (PRAY FOR TEXAS!)
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To: jtonn

So now it’s up to Herman Cain. Go Herman!

Yep....time to raise some Cain .


46 posted on 10/05/2011 3:52:51 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: Hardraade

You’ve been conned by a Perry hater...you’ve been conned...it ain’t true.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 3:53:22 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: smoothsailing

God bless her I will continue to keep her in my prayers I believe God has an amazing plan for her life and in this country’s life.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 3:53:34 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (So how did Charlie Weiss get to be on Dancing With The Stars?)
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To: narses

Just read this, listened to part of the phone call to Levin. I am disappointed, but I guess I’m not surprised. It seems, based on some of her remarks that what might have driven this is the confinement felt by a candidate. That is a shame. I’d guess that the last few years of snide actions and comments helped, in addition to the handling, for lack of a better term, during the 2008 campaign. But the worst part to me is the as-it-stands field of candidates, some of whom have some appeal, but none really drive it home, as I see it. Ah well, it is still early. Perhaps we’ll get a decent surprise candidate.

One thing still stands: NO RINOS! I will never vote for a “McCain” again, no matter what. I held my nose, in spite of my better judgement last time. I will not repeat the experience.


49 posted on 10/05/2011 3:53:34 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: Mountain Troll

For Sarah, I am relieved, having just watched “Undefeated”,
I was trembling at the viciousness of the attacks the
facists were sure to direct against her. Maybe we can defeat them better this way.


50 posted on 10/05/2011 3:55:07 PM PDT by tommix2
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