Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin ended any speculation of a 2012 Presidential run with her Wednesday announcement on the Mark Levin radio show that she won’t seek the GOP nomination and won’t run as an independent.
Palin’s statement to the show said that this was not a good time for her, or for her family, to be involved in the trials of a presidential race.
“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,” she said in the statement.
Palin also writes that she will continue to fight the battles of common sense Conservatives as an effort is made to end the “fundamental transformation” of the country that is taking place under the current Presidential administration.
“I 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 jobs,” the former governor writes.
This is the second blow to conservative voters who may not be happy with the current choices in the race; New Jersey governor Chris Christie announced on Tuesday that he would not enter the race despite overwhelming support.