.When McCain chose her for his running mate I knew the Republicans were doomed. McCain had a long record of dubious politics and was not a strong candidtate to start with. Sarah Palin just didn't cut the mustard as a candidate for Vice President. Right from the start everyone knew she did not have the moxie to replace the elderly McCain should he have health problems.
To my surprise Sarah turned out to be something of a bright light in the Republican camp. She stood out because no one else did. She spoke the Conservative story and saved McCain's candidacy from disaster. Despite all the negatives - they almost won!
Sarah Palin spoke plainly and talked common sense, valued American traditions and promoted Conservative principles. She was demonized and hated from the get-go by the mean spirited liberal Democrat crowd, who got out their famous attack squad and zeroed in on Sarah Palin and her family with a vengence. The liberal media immediately fell into lock-step and biased reports so as to portray her as a despicable, clueless, inexperienced airhead, and totaly worthless candidate. The overly vicious campaign was nasty and unfair.
The voters actually believed Mr. Obama's brilliant rhetoric and misdirected agenda. They have since discovered that they made a monumental error. They elected a brilliant but incompetent man to be President and he immediately began the dismantling of the historic American political system. Mr. Obama collected a staff and cabinet filled with like minded radical liberals anxious to destroy our national traditions and value systems. He moved aggressively to nationalize key industries and to initiate a plethora of unfunded welfare schemes.
Sarah Palin, despite being so hated by the radical liberals in America, apparently plans to be with us on the political stage in the future. I have seen her make no attempt to know and understand our foreign entanglements, diplomacy, or treaty obligations. I've not seen her attempt to study and understand our military power and it's proper use, and there has been no evidence that she understands the fundamentals of our economic system. Because she seems to lack these prerequisites, I still consider her "not qualified" to be President.
She seems bright and energetic and perhaps able to learn. She understands and promotes the overall Conservative agenda, and this alone will bring her cheering audiences. I think, at this stage of her political career, she would make an ideal cabinet secretary in a Conservative Republican administration.
She has done nothing to warrant the terrible personal attacks by the competition.
Morte to come...