Sarah Palin’s case is somewhat different as she was honor bound to endorse McCain once she accepted the VeeP “slot” on his “ticket.” Had she not done that the media would have immediately questioned why she would have accepted the VeeP nomination from someone she would not endorse.
I often wonder if Sarah ever wishes she had turned McCain down and not taken the Veep nomination. It is my belief that McCain and his campaign staff's micro management of Sarah did significant damage to her future political viability. In fact, given the nefarious actions of the GOP-E that we have seen in this election cycle; one could speculate that they might have deliberately “sandbagged” Sarah just to eliminate her chances for any future high political office. (Do not forget that previous to the 2008 election, Gov Palin had taken on and done great damage to the GOP establishment “insiders” in Alaska.)
IMO, all Palin had to say was this.
I joined McCain’s team in 2008 to moderate the ticket.
I cannot endorse the man for return to office based on his political views.
I cannot believe how many people think he did a favor for her. In fact, she did a massive favor for him. Without her he gets 30%, if he’s lucky.
She owed him nothing.