Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Monday revealed to the Press her biggest regret in the Presidential campaign. She said that she regrets not being available to the press more. During the campaign she had two major interviews, and no press conferences. While she would answer questions from the press informally throughout she wouldn't be available formally. This actually caused many questions to be asked and has caused her much of the criticism she has received.
While her being available to the press could have helped her with the opinion rating her performance in the two formal interviews made that almost impossible. In her first interview she made many blunders and came across as not having a grasp of the issues which turned many off. The Campaign hid her from the press after that interview, but backed off a little to allow her to sit down with Katie Couric. That interview didn't go any better and that was the end of her press availability for the rest of the campaign.
To be honest the campaign probably would have allowed to have more access to the press if she would have done better in those two interviews, those interviews turned out to be disastorous and actually helped when it came to the only debate between her and Senator Biden. The expectations in that debate going in were so low that her showing up and putting together a coherent sentence actually made her exceed expecations in that debate, but it didn't help when it came to people being asked if she could be President some day.
While many don't vote for the VP candidate, this election had people thinking because of the age John McCain. She put it on her self in this election. Her bad performance with the press pushed the hand of the campaign staff and made them think better than to allow her access to the press. So in this one Sarah Palin has only herself to blame.