Josh Painter, who runs the blog Texans for Sarah Palin, acknowledged that many supporters he knew were still “coming out of shock” at Palin’s decision, but that Grizzlyfest was an “excellent opportunity” to assess “where we are and where we are going.”

The forum at times sounded like a support group aimed at re-energizing the group who had devoted so much time to supporting Palin — some even moving to early states to campaign for the non-candidate — convinced she would run for president…

Grizzlyfest panelists included conservative radio host Tammy Bruce and Steve Bannon, who made the pro-Palin film “The Undefeated.” Other speakers on the panels were supporters who run the pro-Palin grassroots group “Organize4Palin” and blog on the pro-Palin site “Conservatives4Palin.” All the panelists discussed what they called the next step in the “Restoration,” taken from a theme Palin consistently talks about: “Restoring America.”