Ya gotta love the attention that the media is paying attention to Palin’s departure announcement. No one knows why she is quitting, or if she’ll run for POTUS in 2012…..or what might happen
Whatever she is doing, she obviously has a plan, and has what she thinks are good reasons to do what she is doing.
But the media is in a tizzy, and that is a GOOD THING. It keeps them talking about her, fueling the media circus, keeping her name in everyone’s mind.
The fact is, she frightens the powers that be, because she appeals to many people, even liberals. She is one of us, not a slick, polished, speechwritten, nuanced, smooth delivery sort of person. She doesn’t need a teleprompter to tell her what to say, and she speaks from the heart. Ther appears to be no hidden message in her words Everyone, no matter their political persuasion, can see that.
Tina Fey aside, people liked what they saw in her.
And that frightens the people who want to stay in power, or who want to regain their power.
More thoughts HERE.
Is she a viable candidate for 2012? Perhaps, perhaps not. But I would be that the next candidate has many of her qualities. He or she will be less slick, more plain spoken, and less polished.
People take notice of these things, despite the spin, and it seems that we like it.