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@AGUGrizzlies: Ron Devito: No POTUS Run; One Year On

NOTE: The post below was written by AGU-NY State Coordinator Ron Devito and originally published on US4Palin.

One year ago, today former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced she was not running for President. The complete transcript of her announcement as published on Mark Levin’s page follows:

October 5, 2011
Wasilla, Alaska

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 create jobs.

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 House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

God bless America.

– Sarah Palin

Gov. Palin has always led with a servant’s heart. It never was about herself. While on the April 3, 2012 Today Show, Gov. Palin said, “there is no perfect candidate, and you know, I would warn voters to never put their faith wholly in an individual – in a politician – because a politician will disappoint you. But, have faith in what that politician stands for, what their record represents….” See the segment of the video from 1:19 to 1:35:

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With that decision, Gov. Palin led us into uncharted waters and she called upon us to trust her. Surely, if we trusted Gov. Palin enough to be the leader of the Free World, we should be able to trust her with her choice not to be. In the months that followed, Gov. Palin chose to focus on the down-ticket races, so as to give our new President the Congress he needs to put our country back on the right track. Gov. Palin would also announce her clear and unequivocal support of Mitt Romney. This is why Gov. Palin’s message on Romney and a listing of her Bold Colors Candidates are prominently placed on the US for Palin website.

American Grizzlies United/Organize4Palin is working to ensure that on November 6, we retain the House, seize the senate and ensure that our new President of the United States has a Congress of common-sense, constitutional, conservative public servants, which aligns 100% with Gov. Palin’s goals.

O4P is once again helping candidates endorsed by Gov. Palin, while AGU is working to elect down ticket candidates on the local level.

Gov. Palin put her ego and herself aside. She focused on the big picture and took the long view. Purging and cleansing the Republican Party will not be done in a single election cycle. This will take many cycles. We – her supporters – are working on this goal, as individuals, and via organizations such as AGU/O4P.

No one – perhaps not even Gov. Palin herself – knows what her political future will be post-election. Will she continue as she is through the 2014 mid-terms? Will she run for another office? Will she start a new project in or out of politics? These are all unknowns.

As critical thinkers, we heed her caution that no human being is perfect and that all human beings disappoint at some time. But, we do have faith in her record and what she stands for. Gov. Palin has earned our trust.

Our work continues.

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