Read Palin’s letter here:
October 5, 2011
After much 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.
From 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.
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
Those 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.
In 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 country!
God bless America.
– Sarah Palin