"If I were giving advice to myself back on the day my candidacy was announced, I’d say, Tell the campaign that you’ll be callin’ some of the shots. Don’t just assume that they know you well enough to make all your decisions for ya. Let them know that you’re the CEO of a state, you’re forty-four years old, you’ve got a lot of great life experience that can be put to good use as a candidate."
"I just said, ‘Lookit…I said I’ve done it their way this far and now it’s my turn. I’m my own handler. Any questions? Ask me.”