Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sarah Palin won't run for president in 2012

Sarah Palin made it official Wednesday evening: She won't run for president.
In a statement to supporters, the 2008 vice presidential nominee said she would not seek the Republican nomination for the White House by entering what is already a crowded field.

Instead, Palin said she can be more effective helping other Republicans win office "from the nation's governors to congressional seats and the presidency."
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Her statement from Wasilla, Alaska, was a shorter retreat than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bowing-out on Tuesday, which came at a lengthy news conference in Trenton.

Taken together, the twin Shermanesque statements leave Republicans facing what's likely to be the complete GOP field — dominated by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and with pizza magnate Herman Cain rising in the polls.
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Most Republicans had not expected Palin to run ever since Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota got into the race and soared to the top in the Iowa straw poll, but Bachmann's stumbles since then opened the door a bit for another female contender with.


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