No, Really. Chris Christie…um, I mean, Sarah Palin (R-AK) is NOT Running

At a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey Washington, DC this afternoon, one night after speculation ran rampant about whether Republican Chris Christie would jump into the PCW CEO contest, Christie, with the tag team Jersey Boyz (R) standing behind him, Mark Levin announced today that “now is not my time” , she’s not running.

Palin, thru Levin, said this: “After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.  My decision is based upon 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. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.”

Afterwards, Steve Krakauer of CNN asked Levin, “BUT does the fact that Sarah Palin isn’t running for president open the door for Chris Christie?”

Backstage, Erick Erickson of Red State told anyone who’d listen, “I told you she wasn’t running, I told you.”

In fact, the press was kind of down because with Palin and Christie out of the race, who else were they going to cover?

PCW Investigative Reporter Woodward Bernstein wonder the same thing.  Then it came it him.  “What about Rudy Giuliani?”