I heard about a poll earlier, in which 75% of republicans; said they would vote for Sarah Palin if she ran for president. I'm sure people are sick of this , but couldn't resist posting my thoughts on the subject. What makes people so sure that Sarah Palin is ready to be president? Maybe she is actually a bright person, who just needs to study up more; I can give her the benefit of the doubt. There were people who were fine with her being vice president or president last election though, didn't watching/listening to her in some of her TV interviews; make some of the people who would consider voting for her- stop and think twice? I'm not being sarcastic, seriously. I really would like to know, how people can just overlook some of these things.
I can understand there being some appeal there, if you feel you relate to someone. But, is relating to someone; the end all and be all of choosing who you vote for? Maybe some people on gather relate to me, does that mean I should run for president in 2016? I won't quite make it for 2012. I also don't understand something else.... Another thing people have expressed that they like about Palin, is the fact that she's a " Washington outsider". First, would a true " Washington outsider" even want to become president? Seems like they wouldn't even fit into that environment, and end up not being able to stand it. I also noticed that some of the same people, who say they liked Palin for being an outsider; also critisize Obama for not having enough experience. Wouldn't an outsider, whoever it is; naturally not have as much experience- as someone who was an insider?
I am asking seriously.... besides feeling you relate to her, what is the appeal in the idea of Sarah Palin as president? What policies do you think she would implement, that you feel would benefit the country? I can't just overlook how she has come off in interviews at times, so I am wondering how someone can look past all that? I know that all/most people who have ever run for public office, have said things that didn't paint them in the best light; but isn't how someone speaks important at all anymore?