I supported Sarah Palin even before McCain chose her. I had seen her on Glenn Beck and thought how down-to-earth and knowledgeable she was on energy. But then those interviews with the media! She was not prepared and they had their claws out. I don’t know if she can ever recover. Like Bobby Jindal—after the President’s address to the nation. Jindal sounded just awful. I don’t know if there is a conservative or a republican that believes in the constitution, lowering taxes, balancing the budget, and breaking the hold of the lobbyists. Palin might believe in all those things—but she does not have broad enough appeal.
An acquaintance of mine is typical of the problem you mention. He is conservative, yet he has a low opinion of Palin based on the information he derives solely from the old media (tv and newspapers). He thinks she’s inexperienced and only got the job of Alaska gov because there aren’t many people up there and anybody could have gotten elected!! He’s one of many people who’ll get a copy of Palin’s book from me, this winter. The local library will get a copy as well. I hope every freeper who can, will buy an extra copy and donate it to their library. It will help offset the disinformation out there.
We have to wait on events. Remember Bill Clinton’s convention speech in 1988. Jindal’s speech will become a distant memory if he is able to establish creds as a competent, small government politician. The Establishment, of course, would prefer someone like the governor of Indiana. Sarah remains the best orator among all the possibles, and she seems to know how to get her opinions out. Let’s see how the book turns out. I guess she will hit both the RINOs and the Liberals. Obviously she is testing the waters with this book.