As the presidential election returns came in on Tuesday night, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee, made an appearance on Fox News to weigh in on the night’s results.
Even as things began to look increasingly grim for the Republican nominee, Palin explained she wasn’t giving up on Mitt Romney. But she said she was worried that in Ohio, which increasingly looked like a must-win for the GOP, Romney had already been damaged by President Barack Obama’s ad campaign.
“Oh, well, I’m disappointed in some of [the race outcomes], of course,” Palin said. “Still, cross my fingers, waiting to hear about Ohio because we know that’s paramount — the road to the White House for Romney. And yet, the realization at this point is that those Bain Capital ads that voters just got inundated with early on in Ohio and some of these other areas, as it pertained to the auto bailout, I think really hurt Romney.”
Looking at the prospects of an Obama second term, Palin warned of dire consequences for the country.
“Well, unfortunately, we know what we will get with four more years of Obama,” Palin said. “This really is a catastrophic setback to our economy, and to any opportunity that we would have for Supreme Court justices to be appointed who would be strict adherence to the traditional interpretation of what our constitution says.”
“What we will get in four years is more debt, because Barack Obama has been one to believe that government spending is the answer to the challenges facing America and our job creators. And I am crossing my fingers, Greta, I’m hoping things can turn around through these remaining hours of the evening.”