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Sarah Palin 2012 decision: Not running
Politico ^ | 10/5/11 | REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 10/05/2011 4:40:17 PM PDT by ColdOne

"I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States," she wrote. "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."

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1 posted on 10/05/2011 4:40:17 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
just damn
2 posted on 10/05/2011 4:45:44 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: ColdOne
I suspected (say 80% sure) that Sarah was not running. It is quite possible, imho, that one of the reasons that she maintained her high profile to further expose the media slander machine for what it is, and that is a good thing.

Sarah - - Here's to you.

.

3 posted on 10/05/2011 4:45:54 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ColdOne
You didn't have to win Sarah, although I believe you would have.....but as a candidate you would have been hitting out for us everyday.....you would have had a hand in the fight, I am so afraid you have surrendered all your power.....they are no longer afraid of you taking over, and Bambi and the socialists will treat this as their win and America's loss: they have shown a decent person won't run..... You could have lost and done more good than you will ever be able to do now as a "commentator" as long as that lasts......you have made a dreadfully incorrect decision. You had the world at your doorstep to fight for all of us who couldn't, and by your decision today you have demonstrated that a good and decent person can be "run out of town".......you should have declared and fought......it isn't winning or losing, it's BEING IN THE GAME......all the things you could have done and accomplished have been defeated by your actions today........you have turned you back on millions of people who were silently waiting to stand behind you......

Sarah Palin, you should change your mind and run......BE IN THE GAME

so you have the power to change the rules.......or you will be forever sorry......I walk with the Lord also, and I can tell you, what you could have done for He and all of us, has been greatly diminished by this action......America is crying tonight, you have broken her heart and made yourself and the tea party look like losers...undo this tragic mistake.
4 posted on 10/05/2011 4:49:12 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: ColdOne

Now can we please move on?


5 posted on 10/05/2011 4:49:15 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: ColdOne

Can we all now rally around the conservative, tea party candidate who is already rising in the polls? There is no more time to waste if Romney is to be defeated. Let’s get on the Herman Cain train!


6 posted on 10/05/2011 4:49:50 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: ColdOne

Lots of voters will be staying home now, nothing else much in the field to cause the excitement that Palin could...but, it’s her decision.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 4:53:19 PM PDT by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, with a heavy heart, he's an FYI


8 posted on 10/05/2011 4:53:34 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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he’s = here’s


9 posted on 10/05/2011 4:54:36 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: ColdOne

I hope Sarah’s FReeper supporters have plenty of crying towels tonight.

She is doing the right thing by staying out.

Now it’s time for her get in gear to run for Lisa Murkowski’s senate seat.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 4:55:09 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: ColdOne

Well at least we know, now. Damn it! I had so hoped she would.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 4:55:33 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Prokopton

Bingo.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 4:57:00 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: silverleaf

Not sure.. A segment of her followers may be scorched earthers.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 4:57:17 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Seaplaner

I’m very disappointed. Romney will get the nomination because he makes the Republican party safe for the likes of Peggy Noonan, Georgette Mosbacher, Lindsay Graham and the usual cast of RINOS.

In then end the point guard from a small town couldn’t match up against big time players.

It’s sad for the Palins because the media will hound her more than they’ve ever done before. She’s wounded and they will pounce on her for the kill.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 4:58:12 PM PDT by LeavingNewYork (We are at war with Oceania; we have always been at war with Oceania.)
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To: submarinerswife

Or McCain’s
Better weather in AZ

Her endorsement will be a prize
Rooting for her to endorse Perry, frankly
If she endorses Mittens she is pfffft!


15 posted on 10/05/2011 5:02:42 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf
Sarah Palin:“Herm Cain is the one up there who doesn’t look like he’s part of that permanent political class. He came from a working class family. He’s had to make it on his own all these years. We respect that. He has an automatic connection with the electorate. We can all relate to him. He knows the issues and problems we face every day and he’s determined to do something about it.”
16 posted on 10/05/2011 5:06:39 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: FrankR
Lots of voters will be staying home now, nothing else much in the field to cause the excitement that Palin could...but, it’s her decision.

Getting rid of the current occupant of the White House will excite most of the GOP voters.

17 posted on 10/05/2011 5:07:09 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: silverleaf

She has too much class to do it but I wish she didn’t. I would love to see her endorse Cain. If she gives the nod to mitt then all of it was/is a sham and we never really had a chance.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:49 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: FrankR
Lots of voters will be staying home now, nothing else much in the field to cause the excitement that Palin could...but, it’s her decision.

Well, thank you, Joe Btfsplk!


19 posted on 10/05/2011 5:12:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: LeavingNewYork

I’m bummed out that Palin is not running, but I can’t and I will not vote for Mittens. Even if I could get by the magic underwear, you are correct, he is a RINO. I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:52 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t see any of the Palinistas on here who used to flame everyone who had the common sense to post that she was not running. Where o where are they tonight?


21 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:20 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LeavingNewYork

“media will hound her more than they’ve ever done before. She’s wounded and they will pounce on her for the kill.”

Don’t understand that. Perhaps the mainstream media will do whatever benefits Obama’s (or a democrat’s) chances. Maybe that will mean saying nice things about Palin. I just don’t know.

I must say that the things I liked most about Palin are her views, her clarity of expression ... that sort of thing. Just as she says, the presidency would shackle her.

I don’t blame her for worrying about her girls.

So, if she does what she says she’s going to do then I’m fine with that.

A factor in her withdrawing might be that she thinks someone else has a better chance of beating Obama. She, after all, has hardore admirers and hardcore detractors, the latter including the mainstream media and the Republican Elites. She hasn’t slain the giant yet. She can’t do that by herself and she hasn’t had enough time to do everything she can do.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:52 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: tomkat

NBC News insulted her on tonight’s broadcast. Brian Williams mentioned in about one sentence that she had withdrawn and said nothing about why.

Had Palin stayed in the race, it would have been a tough one.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 5:20:33 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: ColdOne

Like we all know this country is going down - Sarah and her family made the right decision - Seek His Kingdom FIRST - her whole life she always made the right decision - it’s no wonder she is blessed mightily! The rats and rinos don’t want the country restored with the candidates they pick and the fools here and everywhere who stand behind them.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

Good. She was the one potential candidate who simply would guarantee an Obama re-election. Way too damaged from the 2008 election, the quitting of the Governorship of AK (spin it how you want - most of the country considers her a quitter), and the drama/reality-show that her life has become.

Stay on the sidelines, toss the red meat to the right crowds, become an advocate for sensible reforms (like Cain’s 9-9-9 plan) and she can contribute. But as a candidate, she would never get anywhere. She knew it, and wisely decided to stay out.

She’ll have a much better impact out of the race than she ever could in the race.


25 posted on 10/05/2011 5:23:34 PM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: frposty
NBC News insulted her on tonight’s broadcast. Brian Williams mentioned in about one sentence that she had withdrawn and said nothing about why.

After the show, Williams did a fist pump and yelled "YES!".

26 posted on 10/05/2011 5:23:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: ColdOne

The angst! The angst!

Couple dozen FReepers flying out of windows this very moment...!!!

Waiting for Godot Politico!


27 posted on 10/05/2011 5:25:15 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: Kartographer
I would have been on the SP bandwagon, but as I read the other night, and agree, if it's the "Herm" I'm not holding my nose in the voting booth this time.

And I absolutely do not think this will keep conservatives from voting...even if you were an avid fan of SP, the stakes for the country are too high, and too well known now.

28 posted on 10/05/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: ColdOne

Ok folks, time to love the one we are with.

I think Sarah Palin did this to help Herman Cain. Her not entering the race will hughly (SNICKER) boost Cain because in reality, they are both cut from the same cloth in many ways.

RAISE CAIN!!!!!!


29 posted on 10/05/2011 5:28:24 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: ColdOne

Ok folks, time to love the one we are with.

I think Sarah Palin did this to help Herman Cain. Her not entering the race will hughly (SNICKER) boost Cain because in reality, they are both cut from the same cloth in many ways.

RAISE CAIN!!!!!!


30 posted on 10/05/2011 5:29:25 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: silverleaf

Its not her time! BUT she will be waiting in the wings. I only hope she can run for Senate—we need her in Washington DC to speak for the people. There is still 2016 (if Obama is re-elected). Thank your for your service Sarah! Now you can endorse someone and work for them—I am sure you will get more than a Pizza from one guy running for President.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 5:30:38 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ColdOne
  I wish she was in. Cain is the new conservative for me.
32 posted on 10/05/2011 5:32:28 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: frposty
You may have seen it already, but there's another/longer thread re SP's decision here.
33 posted on 10/05/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Danae

Guess I’ll have to change my tagline now. I think she could have easily beat ‘Bamster, but that’s under the bridge now. I will enthusiastically support my next-most-favorite canidate, Mr. Cain.


34 posted on 10/05/2011 5:44:39 PM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: FrankR

I’ll vote but only for my local guys. The presidential candidates are mush - not a backbone between them. This country is lost - Sarah is right, seek HIM/HIS KINGDOM first. I believe she spent time fasting and praying and got the answer she was waiting for. God bless the Palin’s. My type of people!


36 posted on 10/05/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

Darn... I met Sara and her parents at one of her book signings. I guess this means a VP spot is out as well?


37 posted on 10/05/2011 5:57:08 PM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: Prokopton

Sorry, but Cain’s odds of winning are lower than Sarah Palin’s now.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 5:58:10 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: COBOL2Java

I got news for you - the same in your tag can be said of you.


39 posted on 10/05/2011 6:00:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
This country is lost

Dat you Harry Reid?

40 posted on 10/05/2011 6:01:23 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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I got news for you - the same in your tag can be said of you.

Wow! Is that supposed to make me feel bad, or something?

42 posted on 10/05/2011 6:05:24 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: DryFly

Who would support that racist con man posing as a politician who lost every election he tried for. The BOD even asked the whiner to resign. Let him crawl under a rock and have a beer summit with mitt and the rest of his GOP spineless friends.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 6:05:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

Taking on the GOP establishment in a small population state like Alaska is one thing but trying to do it on a national level is another

They were more than happy to see her and her family savaged by the MSM and left wing nut jobs

Now when they come looking for her support I would tell them forget it

Obama just got re-elected as too many will stay at home come election day rather than vote for another McCain type or worse

And forget Cain —he is just a novelty and will get screwed by the GOP establishment just like Palin


44 posted on 10/05/2011 6:09:02 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: don-o

Not surprising you’d make a joke about truth. If anything was left to save, Sarah would be running -she knows what’s up next. She is/was always one step ahead - it comes from having a personal relationship with God. Now continue on laughing while you can.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 6:11:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: silverleaf

OMG Wouldn’t that be funny if she ran against McCain for his seat in AZ?

Megan McCain’s fat head would explode.


46 posted on 10/05/2011 6:14:10 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Prokopton

I’ve soured on my screen name, but I can’t ever support a Federal Reserve stooge.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 6:19:16 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
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To: uncbob

Palin didn’t get screwed - only those who ate the evil pablum thinks so. In reality, they screwed themselves. She would have won if she ran - she had massive support but you only heard from the empty heads who make the most noise. Your empty head syndrome snipe about Alaska and the nation - shows your ignorance about Sarah. Can’t wait to hear all the gnashing of teeth when Nov comes - support the spineless - wusses can’t handle the strong.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Lots of voters will be staying home now

To hell with them then.

The only thing standing between us and another 4 yrs of pure hell is turnout and they know it.

And when they are standing in line for an Obama block of welfare cheese, they can claim that their consciences are clear. How far is it going to get them?

49 posted on 10/05/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: presently no screen name
Not surprising you’d make a joke about truth.

What truth? That America is "done"? I reject that.

50 posted on 10/05/2011 6:24:31 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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