“Congresswoman Giffords is focused on her recovery… No decision has been made about 2012. Going to Washington to cast a vote that was absolutely critical for the country doesn’t change the fact that she still has work to do…. No one could have predicted seven months ago that we would be where we are today… If the past is a guide … we should not speculate where we will be seven months from now.”
Whatever she decides of course is her decision and not ours. If she decides that she feels she can represent her constituents effectively then voters will make that choice in 2012. If she decides to not run again, I can certainly understand that after everything she's been through and it's up to the Arizona Democratic Party to field a candidate then.
We'll see what her decision is, but either way it will be an intensely personal one. My personal beliefs are that I would like to see her run again because I believe she would win. But winning is not everything, not by any means.
More luck to her on her continued recovery, regardless.