Palin on presidential bid: ‘Does a title shackle a person?’
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who continues to toy with a possible 2012 presidential bid, believes that if she ultimately decides to pursue the GOP nomination it will come at a cost to her reputation as a political maverick.
“Does a title shackle a person?” Palin mused with Fox News host Greta VanSustren when asked about any potential upcoming candidate announcement.
“Are they — someone like me, who is maverick — you know, I do go rogue and I do call it as I see it and I don’t mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively and find solutions to the problems our country is facing. [For] somebody like me, is a title and a campaign too shackling? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers shape me and 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 a see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”
Palin added, later in the same conversation topic, that she does believe she could win the election if she decides to run.
The discussion regarding Palin’s possible White House bid begins at roughly the 9 minute mark in the clip below.