Palin fans react to her decision not to run

Peter Singleton, 56, has been living in Iowa for almost a year and was so known as the face of Palin in the state many political operatives thought he worked for SarahPAC. He continues to stress he was always working completely independent of her political organization…

Their devotion cannot be underestimated. Singleton left his life in California where he was about to embark on a new career as an attorney and has been “burning down his savings” to stay afloat. He is single, but also left his family to stump full time for Palin. His daughters have visited him in Iowa and even brought his grandson for a visit, but his work on Palin’s behalf was grueling putting in “100 hours a week.”…

CitizenG100 said [on Conservatives4Palin] the decision was an “unpleasant surprise and the “quitter meme is now set in stone.”

“As to how her decision affects her own political future, the short answer is she now no longer has one. She has proven her critics right and some of her supporters wrong … She could have run and lost and still won again in the future. She cannot ever win having bailed out on running this time though … Resigning in order to maintain a run for higher office is one thing, but resigning in order to become a permanent kingmaker/media commentator/cheerleader is quite another.”