PHOENIX, October 6, 2011—In an announcement that’s been four years in the making, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, said she will not run for President of the United States in 2012.
Palin, who has been in the presidential limelight since 2008, made her announcement on the Mark Levin Show late Wednesday, saying, “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.”
The announcement came as a shock to many, including myself, who see Palin as the best possible candidate for the Oval Office.
Palin’s record would have been a strong foundation to run on. The records of the other Republican candidates don’t compare. However, now that she has taken the role as a voice for the Conservative/Tea Party movement, we must fight on.
In her announcement the former Alaska governor said, “You don’t need an office or a title to make a difference. It is not about any one candidate. This is bigger than any one person. Everyone has constructive roles in this.”
Palin is right. This is not about her.
Many Palin supporters have begun to berate her for not running, but they forget this one important thing:
It is about the country, not Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin loves this country as much as any one else. She is committed to saving America from Obama’s “fundamental transformation,” now more than ever.
In a new video released by her political action committee, SarahPAC, the governor said it best:
“The challenges before us, they can seem daunting, but we must not lose our optimistic spirit. It is with optimism that America has always come through, throughout our history. We can get this country back on the right track. You don’t need an office or a title to make a difference. It is not about any one candidate. This is bigger than any one person. Everyone has constructive roles in this. If the goal really is to stop the Obama agenda, and make government respect the will of the people and the wisdom of the people, then it is time to unite. We need people with a proven record of reform… May the best ideas and candidates win. Let’s stand together, let’s stand with honor, let’s restore America.”
Palin’s message has always been “country first.” She put the country ahead of self by sitting this election out.
It would be a lie to say I am not disappointed that she isn’t running, but I fully stand behind her decision. In this coming, crucial election, Palin will hit the campaign trail for many governors, senators, congressmen, etc., who are actively working to restore America.
In the historical 2010 mid-term election, Palin endorsed several candidates across the United States: Over 70% of them won their races. She will be decisive in the next election. Her message of conservatism and a simpler, smaller, smarter government resonates with the American people.
To Palin’s supporters: Do not let the governor’s decision demoralize you. It is not time to pack up and go home, it is time to unite and fight to stop the Obama agenda.
Governor Palin, we thank you for your selfless fight for commonsense, conservative solutions for the United States of America.
I still believe that one day I’ll have the honor of calling you “President Sarah Palin.”
This is a crucial time for America and Sarah Palin isn’t retreating, she’s just reloading.
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