Washington, Oct 7(ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's departure from the 2012 US presidential race has cast a lull over the media industry and half-dozen publishing houses, who were tracking her election plans long after the Republican campaign pushed her into the background.
Palin's departure announcement came as a shock to her supporters, who had assumed that she was capable of mounting an unconventional, but formidable presidential campaign, and that Republicans wanted her to run.
Doubts were steadily mounting over Palin's election bid, as there was little evidence that she was capable of laying the campaign's groundwork, and Republican voters viewed her as a party cheerleader rather than a presidential candidate.
"I hope I can continue to cover the GOP primary and election, as I have been doing," an ABC reporter, Shushannah Walshe said.
Fox News reporter John Coale, who had helped Palin to set up some political infrastructure, said he would now track radio host Herman Cain in the presidential race.
The possibilty of Palin running for the 2012 elections gave a fillip to publishing house industry.Amazon.com had listed over 200 books on Palin, Politico reports.
RealClearPolitics reporter Scott Conroy and ABC reporter Shushannah Walshe had come out with Palin's biography, which inspired Palin's several admirers to write about her.
Media professionals and staffers, who disapproved of Palin, heaved a sign of relief after her departure from the race.(ANI)
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