Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who's been mulling a presidential bid, gave a rare glimpse into her thought process Tuesday night, outlining why a desk in the Oval Office may be too "shackling" of a position.
"Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country?" Palin said on Fox News. "That's the biggest contemplation piece in my process."
With visits to key early voting states this summer, as well as regular commentary on the 2012 campaign, Palin has had the political world guessing whether the former GOP vice presidential candidate will run for president.
While she hasn't given a firm timetable for making her decision, she has repeatedly said there is still time and room for another candidate to jump into the race.
"There is also, though, the belief that I have had since I started in public office 20 years ago: You don't need a title to make a difference," Palin said, adding that a candidate on the campaign trail is constantly tied to the expectations of donors and pundits.
She said the demands of a campaign can prohibit "the freedom that one needs to really make a difference in influence and begin some aggressive debate that is needed."
Should she decide to launch a run for the White House, however, Palin said she's confident she would win.
"I wouldn't have gone this far in my thinking about whether to run or not had I not had the confidence to believe that Americans are ready for someone out of the box," Palin said.