Sarah Palin Not Running For President

The news is, well, everywhere that Sarah Palin has decided not to run for the office of president.

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.

That decision appears to include 3rd party bids as well.  (Hat tip: Hotair.)

Overall I think this is the right decision, as I suggested long ago.  While Palin certainly has the capability of firing up her supporters to epic levels, the same can be said about her detractors.  Additionally one of the knocks on Palin is experience level and in a campaign against Obama it would be best to be able to play the “over his head” card as much as possible.

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