Sarah Palin — She is not running. She is a fantastic person with a compelling personal and political story. Unfortunately, the savage beating she took in 2008 left irreparable damage. Her leftist critics are vile, but Republican consultants threw her under the bus. She can make tons of money on the speaking circuit. She is a rock star who would instantly be given the Democrat nomination if she were pro-choice on abortion. The left hates all conservatives, but they especially despise minority conservatives. Pro-life women are at the top of the hit list. To spare her family, Palin will sit the race out.