America, I’ve got some bad news. Sarah Palin will not be our next president. The Tea Party darling announced today that she will not be running for the presidency in 2012.
In an open letter to her supporters, Palin says that she decided not to run for president after some serious prayer and 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.”
The Huffington Post notes that the disappointing news comes after months of speculation over Palin’s political future. Palin made many people believe that a 2012 campaign was coming when she embarked on a bus tour of the United States.
“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.”
Palin may truly believe that she can help the United States more effectively out of office, but her announcement not to run may also have to do with a damaging new book that recently hit shelves.
“The Rogue” claimed that Sarah Palin was having an extra-marital affair, dabbled in cocaine, and slept with NBA player Glenn Rice. After the book was released Palin threatened to sue Random House for the damaging stories.
“The final work that was published contains most of the stories that Mr. McGinniss complains were nothing more than ‘tawdry gossip’ that amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals… Since both your company, and the author, clearly knew the statements were false, admitted they had no basis in fact or reality, but decided to publish in order to harm Governor Palin’s family, you and Mr. McGinniss have defamed the Palins.”
Are you disappointed that Sarah Palin won’t be running for president?