Palin Plans to Stick Around if GOP Loses

'I'm not doing this for naught,' says candidate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2008 4:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin thinks the American people will pick the GOP ticket on Tuesday but she's not planning to disappear from the national stage, win or lose. "I'm not doing this for naught," the candidate told an ABC interviewer. She vowed she wouldn't "give up and wave a white flag of surrender" against "some of the political shots that we've taken."

Palin's comments follow accusations from some in the McCain camp that she's already trying to muscle him aside to focus on a bid for 2012. But she emphasized that she's confident McCain will win. "I truly believe that the wisdom of the people will be revealed on that day," Palin said. "As they enter that voting booth, they will understand the stark contrast between the two tickets."