Palin Likely Not to Run For President in 2012

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Sarah Palin Schedules a Speaking Engagment During a Republican Primary Speech

 Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin might just not be running in 2012 and there's one major indicator. On May 2nd Palin has made arrangements to speak at the Colorado Christian University. What is so important about this date? May 2nd is the same day as the NBC and Politico Republican primary debates. While in a recent statement to Fox News Business Sarah Palin said she is months away from making a decision on whether or not she will run, however this fundraising event in Denver may be a sign that she doesn't plan to join the 2012 republican primary for president of the United States. Moreover Palin was not dismissed from fox news as a commentator like her colleagues Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich who have been openly considering a run for the White House.

In a recent statement Palin informed the BBC that finances would play a major factor in her decision to run, she reflected on Obama's billion dollars that he is ready to spend to defend his seat in the White House. Commentators both on the right and left have argued that Palin's media popularity outweighs her popularity as an electable candidate. However she does have a strong following and has ranked third in a recent political poll for republican contenders in the 2012 election. Palin told the BBC that she will keep addressing the issues until she is ready to make her official announcement.

Palin might not be favored in the liberal media, however she is right on the issues for conservatives. Her energy policy is on target, and while we all can agree the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was tragic for business, we should take the following analogy into consideration -just because a plane malfunctions we shouldn't stop flying planes. Palin has been unwavering in support for our need to tap into the natural resources we have here at home. As you know America is the largest consumer of oil, yet we only produce around 12% of the worlds total amount. This means we rely on heavy imports from dictators and communists in places like Saudi Arabia, Libya, Nigeria, and Russia. Palin believes that we can drill right here at home and now.

Maybe energy policy isn't on everybody's top list as a nation, but Palin holds true to other core conservative values. She is socially conservative and is outspoken on government financial responsibility. She has made some missteps in the past, but her star rose so fast she has had to learn about being in the limelight the hard way. Politics can be brutal and unforgiving which may be a cause for her to ultimately not make the bid for presidency in the next couple months. However, we won't know for sure until all is said and done.