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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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To: halo66

Post #91, btw, you are too old to pose like that.


101 posted on 10/05/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; shield

I can see President Perry from my house! :o)


102 posted on 10/05/2011 4:15:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: shield
Those aren’t debates they are gotcha ever which way but loose. I’ve seen true debates and if you call those debates...

It looked lie Perry performed a gotcha on himself.

103 posted on 10/05/2011 4:16:09 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Free Gas! Free Gas! FRRREEEEEEEE GAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!)
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To: smoothsailing
I've got a date with my pal, Johnnie Walker Black, and if my posts get too bad tonight and I get banned, it's been a very good ride.

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.

104 posted on 10/05/2011 4:16:25 PM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: rollo tomasi

Plus I’m a man...LOL


105 posted on 10/05/2011 4:16:28 PM PDT by halo66
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To: mnehring

Amen.


106 posted on 10/05/2011 4:16:37 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: arderkrag

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.....


107 posted on 10/05/2011 4:16:41 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Oct. 5, 2011....... the final nail in the coffin of the U.S.A.)
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To: Niteflyr

Yeah, funny too that the disappointed Palin folks are turning to Cain- NOT Perry. HAHAHAHAHAHA!


108 posted on 10/05/2011 4:16:41 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: smoothsailing

marker


109 posted on 10/05/2011 4:17:22 PM PDT by JDoutrider (The democrat party has morphed into an evil institution that is hell bent on destroying America.)
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To: halo66
I see the problem, we can't directly respond to the poster, lol.
110 posted on 10/05/2011 4:18:39 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Yossarian

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?


111 posted on 10/05/2011 4:20:19 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: halo66

She/he was banned, oh well.


112 posted on 10/05/2011 4:20:19 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: smoothsailing

Too bad.


113 posted on 10/05/2011 4:20:50 PM PDT by proudpapa (Cain-West - 2012)
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To: smoothsailing
ME TOO!!! Hey, in 49 days the thorough-breed racehorse Perry raised 17.1 million dollars!!!! And he was a very poor cotton dry dirt farm boy.
114 posted on 10/05/2011 4:20:55 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: rintense
Yeah, funny too that the disappointed Palin folks are turning to Cain- NOT Perry. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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.

115 posted on 10/05/2011 4:21:50 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
Thank you Sarah for your service to our country.Will miss your light in this race but respect your decision.
116 posted on 10/05/2011 4:22:27 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: smoothsailing

Pity, she’d have won.


117 posted on 10/05/2011 4:22:38 PM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: kanawa

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.


118 posted on 10/05/2011 4:22:45 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: bronxville
I guess my tagline is no longer apt.

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. :)

119 posted on 10/05/2011 4:23:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DrewsMum

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.


120 posted on 10/05/2011 4:23:25 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: ari-freedom

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.


121 posted on 10/05/2011 4:24:39 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: The Wizard

You were not betrayed. You were played!


122 posted on 10/05/2011 4:25:35 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: Eagle Eye

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.


123 posted on 10/05/2011 4:25:54 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Oct. 5, 2011....... the final nail in the coffin of the U.S.A.)
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To: shield
"...She has already endorsed him...">

Oh. Oops.

Well, there's that.

124 posted on 10/05/2011 4:27:11 PM PDT by Chasaway
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To: USS Alaska

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.


125 posted on 10/05/2011 4:27:11 PM PDT by filbert (The GAME is still ON. The player isn't the game. The game is the game.)
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To: smoothsailing

Time to rally around Herman Cain


126 posted on 10/05/2011 4:27:31 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: smoothsailing

Time to rally around Herman Cain


127 posted on 10/05/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Yossarian

I agree. When she quit, she ended any chance for higher office.


128 posted on 10/05/2011 4:27:50 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Yossarian

I agree. When she quit, she ended any chance for higher office.


129 posted on 10/05/2011 4:28:07 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: USS Alaska

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.


130 posted on 10/05/2011 4:28:18 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (C'mon Sarah! Game On!)
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To: USS Alaska

Be careful, my FRiend, do you have a designated keyboard driver? :)


131 posted on 10/05/2011 4:29:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Oh well. I guess it’s Herman Cain or bust.


132 posted on 10/05/2011 4:30:11 PM PDT by CrosscutSaw
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To: DrewsMum
Worst comparison ever.

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?

133 posted on 10/05/2011 4:30:28 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: USS Alaska

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!]


134 posted on 10/05/2011 4:30:28 PM PDT by Chasaway
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To: shield

I have two words for you: Aga Khan.


135 posted on 10/05/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: DesertRhino

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!


136 posted on 10/05/2011 4:31:21 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: shield; Recovering Ex-hippie

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.


137 posted on 10/05/2011 4:31:58 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: melissa_in_ga; All
In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House. – Sarah Palin

I don't think she's going away anytime soon. Thank God.

138 posted on 10/05/2011 4:33:00 PM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: smoothsailing
Okay, I'm disappointed. However, I'll respect her decision. Now to get to work for the Hermanator. Go Cain!
139 posted on 10/05/2011 4:33:05 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: Hardraade

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.


140 posted on 10/05/2011 4:33:38 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: Hardraade
I have a better one:

Heartless

141 posted on 10/05/2011 4:34:14 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Yossarian

Me too. They are the scum of the earth.


142 posted on 10/05/2011 4:35:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jtonn

So sad to hear this news. I, too, am throwing my support to Cain.


143 posted on 10/05/2011 4:36:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: rollo tomasi; halo66; Admin Moderator

Ask the Mod if they’ll [ahem] reinstate Sheryl. Pretty please, Admin!


144 posted on 10/05/2011 4:36:16 PM PDT by BufordP
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To: The Wizard

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.


145 posted on 10/05/2011 4:37:33 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Ransomed

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.


146 posted on 10/05/2011 4:39:27 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


147 posted on 10/05/2011 4:39:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: oldfart

How’s 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!


148 posted on 10/05/2011 4:40:04 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


149 posted on 10/05/2011 4:40:49 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: DrewsMum
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.....

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.

150 posted on 10/05/2011 4:41:39 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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