Skip to comments.Sarah Palin 2012 decision: Not running (Has America died, along with Steve Jobs?)
Posted on 10/06/2011 1:14:33 AM PDT by quesney
Sarah Palin pledged to stay an active part of the political discussion as she announced she wouldnt be making a 2012 White House run.
On Greta Van Susterens Fox News show Wednesday night, Palin told supporters that shes sorry if they are disappointed that she passed on the race.
I apologize to those who are disappointed in this decision, she said. Ive been hearing from them in the last couple of hours but I believe that they, when they take a step back, will understand why the decision was made and understand that, really, you dont need a title to make a difference in this country. I think that Im proof of that.
Palin told Van Susteren that her husband, Todd Palin, heard from some of the GOP presidential candidates since making her announcement at 6 p.m. She did not identify which ones.
Palin added that she considered the thought that, by not running in 2012, she may forfeit any future chance to do so.
“Get back to me in four years, after four years of Romney, or another four years of Obamanination.”
We’ll still be here fighting for America.
Romney hasn’t won the GOP nomination. He might, but once again you are giving up.
“Palin added that she considered the thought that, by not running in 2012, she may forfeit any future chance to do so.”
Duh. It’s over for her. Completely.
She waited until Oct. 5 to decline?
That was disrespectful to her supporters. It’s now clear she had no intention of running.
The good news is no more Bristol or Levi crap.
The gravy train is over.
We don’t have 25 years.
“Romney hasnt won the GOP nomination. He might, but once again you are giving up.”
I’m describing the situation as it is. With a population of more than 300 million people, when people like Obama and Romney are the guys at or near the top, and decent, qualified people like Palin are scared away from office and do not run at a time they’re desperately needed, it speaks to a much bigger problem than Obama. It speaks to a system and maybe a country that has failed.
The first step to really fixing a problem is understanding just how big and deep that problem is.
We keep getting the likes of DoleMcCainShrubClintonObamaGore to pick from. This has become travesty. It is a tragedy. America is not working.
“We dont have 25 years.”
Imagine what the government-dependency ratio will be by then. What kind of electorate will this be - not the kind to vote for the things we and Palin believe in. The country we grew up in is dead. Can it rise again like a Phoenix - maybe, but doubtful, given the depths of the degradation of the electorate.
se_ohio_young_conservative: “These are not normal times and the office of the Presidency is way more important than she makes it sound like it is.”
If you’re a Christian, then you should understand that running for president is NOT more important than doing what God tells you to do. If you’re not a Christian but you’re a conservative, then you should understand running for president is NOT more important than taking care of your family. As far as I’m concerned, this proves Sarah Palin has her priorities straight. We have no right to tell her she must sacrifice faith and family to serve us.
MSM: WIN_______________________Sarah Palin: LOSS
When everyone else is out to make a buck with an 'exposee', why not play it close with people you know you can trust?
Same bumper sticker
While her credibility as a leader appears flawed, the Conservative message which she espoused remains true. The real challenge now to we Conservatives is to make certain our cause isn't defeated (by the establishment and their media) as a result of Palin's decision.
I am sure if youre a Palin supporter you are seeing this already, but I just want to take a minute to clue you in on the typical operating procedures in the Leftist and Cocktail Party GOP establishment ranks in the next few days, there will be a concerted effort to tune you out of the 2012 election completely.
The Left intends to alienate you, to drive you off on a craze third party delusional path off into the wilderness, and to marginalize you so that you are removed as an impediment to Obama in 2012.
America has been through worse before. The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, and has always bounced back. Yes, we have serious problems now. That is the exact time to be strong and not give up.
Smokeyblue: “Its now clear she had no intention of running.”
And you know that how? You just assume she’s a liar. Put yourself in her position. She’s a Christian, and that means she’s going to pray for guidance before making major decisions. She also has a family, including a young child. Finally, there’s also the possibility that she considered the harm she might do if she entered the race (splitting the conservative vote for example). We don’t really know, but you just assume the worse...about a conservative and decent person who is clearly OUR political ally. For shame!
Reagan didn’t quit the Governerhip like Palin did . HUGH difference .
Holy cow, I meant 15 years. Anyway, to get this change we’ll need to have more elections like we did in 2008. It took over 10 years for the Bushes and the RINOs to clear the Reaganites out of DC. We can’t rely on one person like Reagan or Palin. The Reagan Revolution was undone by trusting the GOP leadership to do the right thing and follow the Reagan model. We can’t allow that mistake to happen again.
The audience was cheering loudly when it was announced on Jay Leno that she wasn’t running. I wouldn’t expect to find 10 percent of that crowd to be Palin supporters. Maybe there was an applause prompt, I don’t know. But to applause as if the country dodged some kind of bullet?
I just thought— Can these people really be that stupid? Do they really want more of this current idiot? I have to agree with Wilkow, if we get 4 more years of this president, the people who elected him deserve what they get. Unfortunately, we’re going to get it right along with them.
She has deflected a lot of media energy off the current field. Her considering a run has brought many of the GOP snakes out of the grass, caused people to embrace positions which show their RINO tendencies, and as such has drawn a lot of fire from the Media and Pubbies alike.
The cards are on the table, now, and we know who is holding what. I think she's done a fine job at that, and somehow, for those seeking a 'saviour' instead of a President, that isn't enough.
The bottom line lesson in all this is that America has to save itself. We, the People, the wellspring of all government power, have to stand on our own hind legs and rein in the monstrosity in DC, not just wait for someone to do it for us. That requires us to be active and engaged at every level, from the local government which greedily eyes millions in "federal" money grants, to the COngress and the White House.
Bull crap. She's not playing by the same set of rules. If she's doing what's right by God and her family, then she's a winner in the truest possible sense.