Rove was on The O’Reilly Factor last night, and made some very interesting points about why this was a bad political move for Palin.
One is that she’s going to be in high-demand, and will no longer be able to use the “sorry, I have to run a state,” excuse to deny requests to speak/appear at events. As Rove says, “she’s going to be under a lot more pressure to do a lot more free events.”
Another point Rove makes is that she loses the advantage of a lower profile, as, “right now, you don’t want to have the highest profile in the world.” He says she needs to spend more time “underneath the radar” to educate herself about the issues and build up a set of contacts to help guide her through a prospective presidential campaign.
Rove’s bottom line: “How does she answer the question of, ‘Geez, it was too tough for me to be governor of the state of Alaska, but I’m tough enough to be president of the United States?'”