In an interview last night, Sarah Palin suggested that she feared she would lose influence if she decided to run for the presidency.
“Is a title worth it?” Palin said in response to a question from Fox News host Greta Van Susteren about her presidential plans. “Does a title shackle a person? Are they — someone like me, who’s a maverick — you know, I do go rogue and I call it like I see it, and I don’t mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively, and to find solutions to or the problems that our country is facing.”
“Somebody like me — is a title and is a campaign too shackling?” Palin continued. “Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what political pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”