published Friday, October 7th, 2011

Sarah Palin: No run for president

Are you surprised? Are you disappointed? Are you relieved?

With the battle for the GOP presidential nomination well under way, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has announced that she will not be in the running.

Palin perhaps has enjoyed the speculation that she might be a candidate. She is colorful, newsworthy and well-known, and she has a base of ardent conservative supporters. But she won't be seeking the GOP nod to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.

That leaves a number of Republican candidates, though only a few appear to have a reasonable shot.

They include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Georgia businessman Herman Cain, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and perhaps a couple of others.

But Palin's announcement that she will not seek the nomination should not be read as a sign that she will become uninvolved in politics.

Though she is one of the Republicans whom liberals criticize most fiercely, she is a crowd pleaser when she gives speeches around the country. So undoubtedly the eventual Republican nominee would be well served if he or she could persuade Palin to deliver some speeches on the candidate's behalf.

It will be interesting to see over the next year how non-candidate Palin chooses to take part in politics.

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lumpy said...

The left leaning media seems to feel it's up to them to decide who the Republican nominee should be. No one knows what'll happen at a convention. Palin did the right thing. The left leaning media has no mercy when it comes to her family. Why should they have to endure that? She put her family first.

Obama is incapable of solving any economic problems, he only makes them worse because he's really nothing more than an idealogue and a radical. It's big intrusive government or nothing. He's taking the low road and fueling class warfare, fingerpointing and hoping he can gain by blaming others and creating chaos. Typical lefty.

The Republican nominee will not be another McCain.

October 7, 2011 at 5:21 a.m.
hambone said...

Palin sealed her fate when she quit as governor!!

October 7, 2011 at 6:35 a.m.
Shock said...

Lumpy - McCain was a great candidate. If he wasn't the advanced age that he is, I would vote for him over the other offerings out there right now. He just made the mistake last time of saddling himself with that nincompoop for a running mate.

October 7, 2011 at 7:51 a.m.
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