Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Will Not Run For President in 2012 (Letter from Sarah)
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 nations 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 Ive always said, one doesnt 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. Lets unite to restore this country!
God bless America.
Post #91, btw, you are too old to pose like that.
I can see President Perry from my house! :o)
It looked lie Perry performed a gotcha on himself.
I'm very disappointed, but I've said all along that it's Sarah's choice and after I get sober, I'll start to look at the rest of the pubbie candidates.
Good night, y'all.
Plus I’m a man...LOL
LOVE HER and shocked and saddened at this news, BUT..... she will not have the influence or the voice she thinks she will anymore.... just won’t happen. Most people who hung on her every word (including me) were there to support HER run.....AND Palin supporters are not “followers”, but are self thinkers.... they don’t need someone telling them who to vote for, by supporting her for so long, they proved they can pick a good candidate..... and all though I love her, this only gives credence to all those saying she’s been in it for the money all along....I don’t believe that, but it’s difficult to defend now.....
Yeah, funny too that the disappointed Palin folks are turning to Cain- NOT Perry. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Turn off the magnet? LOL!
Tell that to the feds (you dolt) who MANDATE that the states educate, feed, and otherwise care for illegals.
They don’t come to the US for in state tuition (you dolt), but many of them do come for the other bennies that the FEDS give to them.
So, back to square one (you dolt), what ideas do you have that the feds will let you implement?
She/he was banned, oh well.
Amen. But it is also true that it's a crying shame we had a ten-year governor potential Prez in our bullpen who's managed to kill his chances like Perry has.
Pity, she’d have won.
Sarah undoubtedly knows things about the fury the progressives were likely to unleash if she were the
candidate that we do not know. She has advisers and spies analysing this coming campaign that gives her much better
understanding of most effective way to fight them. She is
a smart tactician and it is up to us stay strong and ready.
I disagree, there is every reason to believe that Sarah can still be the first female President, just not yet. She's still quite young, and 2016, 2020, 2024 are all possibilities. Plus the added time gives her the opportunity to gain all sorts of experience and support. :)
I agree. And I don’t care who she endorses. i was one of the ones who woulda driven hours to see her in person. Now i wouldn’t go across town. Dissappointed. All her rhetoric about the dire danger America is in economically will seem hollow.
An observer who heard her say something dire about the direction of the nation would *have* to notice that it must not be bad enough for her to help save it.
I don’t recall baseless smears agains Cain or Bachman.
Wait...one guy did say that Cain advocated local gun control which was perpetuating a misinterpretation of wrong information. Cain supports 2A.
Bachman did herself in at the second debate and then on Hannity by spreading unconfirmed rumors and other off the wall comments.
She just needs to stay in Congress.
You were not betrayed. You were played!
That’s funny, I never saw any liberals actually attack Sarah on her record.......
Freepers criticizing Perry on his record is not the same as what libs did to Sarah....
Worst comparison ever.
Well, there's that.
If it was about the person, you weren’t in it for the right reasons.
For me, it’s about what the person was, and continues to stand for.
The fight goes on.
It’s never been about Palin. It’s always been about freedom.
Time to rally around Herman Cain
Time to rally around Herman Cain
I agree. When she quit, she ended any chance for higher office.
I agree. When she quit, she ended any chance for higher office.
I told my husband, “Go to the liquor store and get some vodka. I’m going to drown my sorrows tonight.”
I am literally sick to my stomach because I felt she was the best for this country. Now I’ll look at others.
I guess I’ll change my tagline tomorrow.
Be careful, my FRiend, do you have a designated keyboard driver? :)
Oh well. I guess it’s Herman Cain or bust.
Is that supposed to be literal truth or hyperbole?
Are you sure that it is the absolute worst? Worse than what Hank did? Worse than...hey, maybe I should ask for the world's record for the Worst Ever Comparison?
What do you think?
You know, I can relate.
I’ve been a Perry supporter, but only because we don’t have a Palin (or something like her) in the race.
Perry’s got warts. I guess, really, that Palin would too. But I’ll miss her from the race.
God bless you. And God bless the USA.
[Don’t go out driving!]
I have two words for you: Aga Khan.
Removing Obama isn’t enough? You’re accepting of 4 more years of this man because the GOP wannabes don’t measure up. Well i hope you enjoy living the rest of your life in obamaland because 2012 is THE LAST CHANCE!
I don’t see this as a “Palin thread” per say as she is officially not running, and this is news for EVERYONE here.
I would like to suggest that just because a person supports one candidate over another in a primary doesn’t mean that person has their eye off the good things another candidate has to offer. ALL these GOP politicians are OUR politicians. We share them. We push them and drive them. We appreciate them or yell at them. We share a common interest in all of them here at Free Republic.
Those who say absolutely horrific things about Sarah Palin at this time are probably not of the same GOP cloth as you or I. Some might be “relieved” the wait is over. Some might be very saddened it is. Some might see it as a better opportunity for their candidate of choice. All of those are OK feelings for those of us who are running the same race against Obama.
But this is news for us all.
I don't think she's going away anytime soon. Thank God.
Dr. Jack Wheeler has written all about that...and what you think is big bad boogey moslem man ain’t true. So I’ll stick with Dr. Jack Wheeler over you any day of the week. Educate yourself.
Me too. They are the scum of the earth.
So sad to hear this news. I, too, am throwing my support to Cain.
Ask the Mod if they’ll [ahem] reinstate Sheryl. Pretty please, Admin!
I won’t be watching either, she led us on for months, I’m very annoyed with her at this moment. I’m sure it will pass with time.
How about the ones that beat me up when I said I preferred Herman Cain over Sarah, and then reminded them that Sarah wasn’t running.
I sincerely believe it would have harmed Piper if Palin had run for office. From observing Piper at Palin events this summer, I really think that child was wounded by what evil she saw in this Nation and felt she had to protect her mom from it. That is too heavy a burden for a young child to carry.
Hows Romney any different from Zero?
You are doing exactly what the commies want you to do. Sit home and give the Marxist 4 more years. Nobody here likes Romney but listen to me, NOBODY running is even 1/100th as bad as the Marxist Halfrican Muslim Kenyan. NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vote damn it!
Thank God! She made the right decision! It’s not about her, it’s about the country getting back on the right track for our future. And you can be sure that if she had run, the media would have made it all about her. It’s a good thing for the party that she’s going to be out there fighting for us, and will be free to do so now.
God bless her, her decision and her family.
Don't stop believing in who YOU knew Sarah Palin to be. She may not be running for the position of POTUS, but she is still the same Sarah Palin she was yesterday, and last year, and well... you know.
Keep an eye out on her for other things. You never know. Just don't let what you know to be true be twisted by those who did not know Sarah Palin at all and who went out to destroy her with their words.