The GOP elitists of the leadership establishment did everything in their power to prevent Sarah Palin from running for President. Thus, to a great degree, the Republican Party elites are responsible for her decision yesterday not to run.
To be sure, I take Palin at her word when she says that she and her husband prayed about it and decided that in their list of priorities, family and God come first. Then, country. She knows that with the vicious and even violent hatred fired in her direction, running would not only be difficult for her but also for her family. She stated that she had to consider the safety and security of her children, who have been threatened by ruthless, amoral Leftwing nutcases.
Thus, I fully understand. I have always loved Sarah Palin, and I always will. And if she ever decides to run in the future, I will be the first in line to ask, "What can I do to help?"
But only an imbecile would deny that the Palin Derangement Syndrome exhibited not only by the Left but also the GOP elitists played a huge role in her decision not to run. Over the past few weeks, the moguls of the Republican Party, their pundits, strategists, and operatives--along with their mouthpieces on Fox, such as Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Dick Morris, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, and to some degree Megyn Kelly--have engaged in what at least appeared to be a concerted effort to pressure Palin not to run. And for good measure they engaged in a bit of Palin-bashing of their own.