Sarah Palin just announced that she will not run for the office of President of the United States in 2012. It just goes to show that there is truly no predicatble road for this Party that has no real leaders.
I admit that I am surprised and now have to say “you were right and I was wrong” on this one to several of you. Lawrence O’Donnell will be saying I told you so, and Rachel Maddow will be using my refrain. Already they are immediately touting that the real power behind conservative politics in America is…the behind-the-scenes influence of that caricature of Dr. No – Karl Rove. Some things just don’t change. Here is Sarah’s 2012 swan song:
October 5, 2011
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
We are seeing desperate plays unfolding as all of us sit back and watch how this GOP field is playing out. Yesterday it was Chris Christie, today it is Sarah Palin.
Don’t take your eye off what is really important now that some of the celebrity watch will be off the election – and that is political Christianity in conservative politics.
This is like watching a production with a surprise ending and we need to all stay tuned.