You Try It and See If It's Easy
Before we make assumptions about why someone decided not to run for office, we need to remember how difficult it is to run for office
Even with all of those realities, however, a year is an eternity in politics and Sarah Palin had plenty of time to rehabilitate her image, and even her opponents inside the Republican Party wouldn't question Palin's conservative credentials, merely her readiness. A few Palin supporters have said they were "numb" and couldn't believe the former Governor's decision. Many of her major online supporters accepted the decision
-with some reservations. There were those people-and these always exist-who said that Palin wasn't running because she was making the big money at Fox News now, and that running for President would be a lot of hassle for a job that would essnetially be a pay cut for Palin. The same view was circulated earlier this year when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee-who is a major talent on Fox-announced that he would not run for the Republican nomination. No one was more disappointed in that announcement than this writer, who can now admit that he would have voted for Governor Huckabee in a New York minute. Huckabee received letters and notes which stated how selfish he was being, and that he was more concerned with making big bucks than with saving our country.
What is most interesting about the people who make such incredibly naive statements is that most of them have never run for political office before in their life.
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