Sarah Palin: 'Not Doing This For Naught'

'20/20' Co-Anchor Elizabeth Vargas speaks with Alaska Gov. on campaign trail.

ByABC News
October 29, 2008, 5:04 PM

Oct. 29, 2008— -- Down in the polls but certainly not out, Gov. Sarah Palin remains in the fight as the campaign enters its final week.

In an interview with ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas, the Republican vice-presidential nominee was asked about 2012, whether she was discouraged by the daily attacks on the campaign trail, and would instead pack it in and return to her home state of Alaska.

"I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that would bring this whole … I'm not doing this for naught," Palin said.

Palin said she believed in the current GOP ticket and that she was "thinking that it's going to go our way on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  I truly believe that the wisdom of the people will be revealed on that day," she said.

Some sources within the campaign have suggested that Palin's series of public statements that differ from McCain and seem to come as a surprise to the campaign are evidence of her "going rogue."

The Alaska governor has said publicly that the campaign should have continued to fight in Michigan after McCain pulled out of the race there and she condemned the use of negative robocalls, even when McCain publicly approved of them.

Palin surprised the campaign last week when she said her medical records would be released, even though the campaign had not authorized them to be made public. Those records have yet to be made public.

When nominated in September at the Republican National Convention, Palin called herself a "pitbull" and quickly assumed the position of campaign attack dog, aggressively attacking Sen. Barack Obama's relationships and questioning his judgment.