Former Alaska Governor announced last night that she will not be running for president in 2012. She made her announcement on the Mark Levin radio show:
"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....
"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!"
A fantastic statement by a fantastic conservative. I know a lot of folks are disappointed that she's not running, but she is a TRUE conservative who has never played by the rules, and I love that about her. She will flex her considerable political influence throughout this campaign in order to defeat Barack Obama and his crazed band of radicals in the White House and Congress. She will work tirelessly for conservative causes and for the American people.
Sarah Palin put her family first in this decision. Good for her.
But her love of this Constitutional republic knows no bounds. I can't wait to see what her next chapter holds.