Sarah Palin: GOP Candidates Already Calling

Alaskan 'didn't want to make a big darn deal' out of non-candidacy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Updated Oct 6, 2011 6:00 AM CDT

Republican hopefuls didn't waste any time getting in touch with Sarah Palin after she announced that she isn't going to run for president. Several candidates have already called and Todd Palin is setting up some meetings, Palin told Fox's Greta Van Susteren in an On the Record appearance last night. Palin says she announced her non-candidacy in a low-key way after seeing Chris Christie's press conference and deciding she didn't want to make a "big darned deal" out of not running for president.

Palin said she wants to help candidates "articulate their message" but she didn't offer any hints on which hopeful, if any, is likely to win her endorsement, Mediaite reports. "There is no one, perfect candidate,” she said. “And I want people to keep that in mind and not be extremely disappointed in a politician. A politician is gonna let you down, is gonna make decisions that you don’t entirely agree with, and you can’t just lose hope in what that politician’s ideas reflect and represent." (More Election 2012 stories.)

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