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Patch's Poll: Did Sarah Palin Make The Right Decision?

Republican announced Wednesday she will not seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president

After months of speculation, Sarah Palin put the issue to rest Wednesday when she announced she would not be seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2012.

During a radio interview on the "Mark Levin Show" after the news broke, Palin was asked if she's considering running for president as an independent candidate. In response to the question she said, "I would assume that a third party would just guarantee Obama's reelection, and that's the last thing the Republican party can afford. So the consideration for a third party is not there, no."

What do you think? Are you glad Palin has taken herself out of the running, or do you wish she had stepped into the ring? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

John Martin October 08, 2011 at 01:54 AM
Once again, I would be offended if I wasn't waiting for someone to toss out the most favored cheap shot of the 'progressive intelligentsia' - the race card. I don't know you Mr. Bracer, and to be candid, I have no desire to become acquainted with a person who would be so appalling presumptuous. I ask you, sirrah - exactly what have I said to merit your libelous accusation? I have engaged in many discussions with educated liberals - and none of them resort to cheap, unwarranted, bully tactics. Please refrain from indulging in cheap, unwarranted, back-alley debating tricks if you wish to be accorded a modicum of respect among intellectuals of any stripe. I find it amusing that instead of addressing the topic, some commentators have indulged in self-indulgent ranting. I have offered several points illustrating that the Left has it's fair share of ...shall we be generous and say flamboyant....figures. Instead of addressing my points, my character has been impugned and now I am being accused of racism. Small minds seek out the visceral arguments - logical, well-reasoned, and thoughtful responses are something that requires a true measure of intellectual acumen. Go back and hit the books, Mr. Bracer.
Steve Bristol October 08, 2011 at 02:49 AM
Mr. Bracer So, are you willing to say--as nearly all of your 'educated liberal' brethren do--that if you disagree with President Obama's policies, 'vision' for the country, etc. it's because you are a racist? I'm well 'on the right' and to me he seems like a nice guy, someone who I'd love to have a beverage with, go to a game with, hang out with, etc....but I disagree with his politics....doesn't mean I want to call him what you claim. Personally, I think it's the white 'educated liberals' who display racist tendencies. They voted for Obama because it was the perfect way to say, "See, I'm not a racist. I voted for a black man." They voted that way to falsely clear their own consciences, pat themselves on the back, and yet keep living their dirty little secret. But what do I know, I'm just a southern college educated conservative white guy.
Valerie October 10, 2011 at 01:39 AM
There is a shred of truth in what RB says - "President Obama is from another country". Funny but I thought you had to be an American citizen to be President . . . isn't that what they've been trying to convince us all?
Linda Tock October 10, 2011 at 05:41 AM
Neither Palin (nor Bachmann, for that matter) are qualified to set foot in the White House as Commander in Chief. Palin is too hotheaded, and Bachmann's mouth (ala her idiotic HPV comment) are the last thing(s) we need as a country. Thanks, but NO thanks.
Waterford Rez December 14, 2011 at 10:20 PM
As little as 50 years ago she would have been a role model for our young woman...now she is the butt of cruel jokes. This country has gone down the crapper.

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