Sarah Palin: I Left Fox to 'Broaden Audience' It's no good preaching to the choir, she says By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Jan 29, 2013 2:00 AM CST 112 comments Comments Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks on Fox News Sunday last year. (AP Photo/Fox News, Fred Watkins, File) (Newser) – Not a Sarah Palin fan? Then you might be just the kind of person she wants to reach in her post-Fox career. Conservatives need to broaden their audience, and "I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic," the former Alaska governor tells Breitbart, explaining her decision to leave Fox, where she was making around $16 per word. "We can't just preach to the choir," Palin says. "The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience." Palin, who backed Newt Gingrich in the GOP primaries, says conservatives shouldn't lose heart because of Obama's re-election. "Conservatism didn’t lose," she says. "A moderate Republican candidate lost after he was perceived to alienate working class Reagan Democrat and independent voters who didn’t turn out for him as much as they did for the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008."