A number of far-left friends of mine have told me their desire to see Sarah Palin win the GOP nomination, and today she has left them wanting: Sarah Palin Says She Will Not Run for President
After months of leaving her fans guessing, Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd “devote ourselves to God, family and country.” She said her decision maintains that order.
Palin sent the statement to supporters. She told conservative radio host Mark Levin that she would not consider a third party candidacy because it would assure President Barack Obama’s reelection.
This makes sense for a number of reasons. For starters, as a number of early primary states are considering moving their primaries to occur even sooner, this leaves little time for additional candidates to mount a serious campaign. Additionally, Palin’s polling numbers are terrible. Meanwhile, she’s doing well for herself remaining on the speaking circuit and publishing books. A bird in the hand, as they say.
I guess progressives who feel the need to hope for a weak and unelectable GOP nominee will have to place their hopes in the flailing Rick Perry.