Authors: Joshua Cohan
(WASHINGTON) -- Sarah Palin reiterated her reasons for not seeking the GOP presidential nomination Wednesday night, saying that she considered whether not jumping into the race would be the end of her political career.
“If I say no to the opportunity that’s in front of me, politically speaking, will I die?” she said on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show, discussing her decision making process. “But no, after making the decision today and making the announcement, I know beyond a shadow of the doubt...I know that it’s the right decision.”
The former Alaska governor apologized again to her supporters.
“I apologize to those whom are disappointed in this decision,” she said. “But I believe that they, when they take a step back, will understand why the decision was made and understand that really, you don’t need a title to make a decision in this country.”
Palin said she’s already receiving calls from the Republican presidential contenders seeking her endorsement and advice.
“Good old Todd,” she said, referring to her husband. “He’s the one answering the phone and setting up meetings for us. I do look forward to hearing more personally from these politicians.”
As for who’s calling, Palin said, “You’ll have to ask Todd.”
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