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 bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended
my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President.
Know that by working together we can bring this country back - and as
I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.
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
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.
the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in
replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the
Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this
God bless America.
- Sarah Palin
Statement by Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Palin Announcement
AUSTIN – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement
regarding Sarah Palin’s announcement earlier today:
“Sarah Palin is a good friend, a great American and a true patriot. I
respect her decision and know she will continue to be a strong voice
for conservative values and needed change in Washington.”