It was, perhaps, inevitable that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s supporters wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. They were such fervent supporters: citizens from across the nation spending their time and money trying to convince her to run for president. They printed flyers and T-shirts. They set up websites and booths at small town political events. They tweeted like mad birds, wrote thousands of emails, joined on the comment section of thousands of news stories. They flew across the country to hear her speak and believed that they would be rewarded for their efforts.