Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced Wednesday that she won't enter the 2012 presidential race, making it all but certain that the current crop of GOP candidates has been set.
In a letter to her supporters, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and Fox News contributor said her decision was based on a "review of what common sense conservatives and independents have accomplished, especially over the last year."
"I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office -- from the nation's governors to congressional seats and the presidency," she said.
"I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for president where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables," she said.