Through my personal experiences on the internet, blogs and supposedly unbiased news sites I have become increasingly aware that Sarah Palin TERRIFIES the left in America. No one has stirred this much dislike that I can remember. The left paints her as a hick, dummy, airhead, uninformed blowhard, disingenuous cur. They try to say she doesn’t think, she’s a racist, she needs notes on her hand. She doesn’t know history and GASP she didn’t go to Stanford, Harvard or Yale. Forget about the fact that she’s actually run something unlike *cough* Obama *cough*. She has run a town, a state, a business and a family. She hasn’t traipsed all over D.C. or had an affair. (Are you listening John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Mark Sanford etc.)
So, despite the fact that she’s inherently a better person than most on Capitol Hill the vast left wing conspiracy is out to get her. One question… why? What is so bad or wrong with Palin? Easy. She’s a threat. She brings a true passion to everyone that hears her. She has the support of a vast population. And one of the most important things, she is completely unhindered by that unAmerican prospect of political correctness. In the same way that many people were, and still are, afraid to criticize Obama due to his race, Palin can criticize away. However, the liberal media finds it perfectly acceptable to bash her without any cause. The reason… she is a conservative. It has been fashionable for years now to treat conservatives contemptuously while saying that if a minority is criticized, it is racism.
But I digress. Palin does have some issues that make her less of a force in the Republican party. One, she elicits very strong emotions. She is like the Maha Rushie, Rush Limbaugh, in that there are few that have no opinion on her. She either is loved or hated. That could work against her in the independents’ minds. I think that she needs to turn around the public’s negative perception of her qualifications before she makes a serious run at the presidency.
Her delivery can be a bit jarring and disconnected when delivering a speech. This is very much something that can be corrected and I think that she should work on it as often as possible. Her voice tends to rise as she gets to more stressed points and it becomes almost unbearable even for me, a Palin supporter.
Palin is poised to set the world on fire if she runs in 2012. And with her most recent speech delivered to the tea party convention, it appears that she is determined to do so. I think that if the Republican party melds together a Mitt Romney knowledge of economics and a Sarah Palin passion from the base, the Republicans will be VERY hard to beat, especially if the economy doesn’t recover substantially.
PS: To all you lefties out there… I WANT THE ECONOMY TO RECOVER. However, if it doesn’t look for a landslide Republican victory in 2010 and later in 2012.