And instead of using her star power to help the field as it tries to make its case against the President, she is using it against some contenders.
During her Freedom Tour, Palin sharply criticized former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, then the presumptive front-runner, on his home turf. “In my opinion, any mandate coming from government is not a good thing,” Palin told reporters during a visit to the Bunker Hill Monument in Massachusetts when talking about Romney’s health care plan. The Massachusetts law will be one of the reasons that it “will be a big challenge” for Romney to appeal to Tea Party supporters, Palin said.
She’s also had harsh words for Romney’s position on the Washington debt fight, saying that, “I do not have respect for what he has done through this debt increase debate . . . he waited until it was a done deal.”