Sarah Palin: I will not run for president in 2012 election

By on Oct 6, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 that she will not run for president in the 2012 election.

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As noted at, Sarah Palin‘s political action committee website, the 47-year old Republican declared that she is not running in the 2012 presidential election.

Below is an excerpt of her statement, that is being expected to end speculations of her plans in 2012.

“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.”

The Republican nominee for vice president in the 2008 election thanked her supporters and those who keep on encouraging her to run against President Barack Obama in 2012.

Nevertheless, Palin reminded the government to reduce tax burden and 2012 presidential candidates must push to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Meanwhile, Palin emphasized that she will help in coordinating strategies to assist in replacing President Obama, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Following the decision of Sarah Palin, the GOP is now being expected to choose from either former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney or Texas Governor Rick Perry to challenge Obama in 2012.

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