Friday, October 7, 2011

This week Sarah Palin officially decided not to run for president in 2012. More than a few seemed to quite disappointed with this decision. I know my mother in law is among those lamenting this decision.

While I think that Ms Palin is a great crowd pleaser and can definitely fill up a room, I do not feel she is "Presidential" material. She seems to take statements made by the media to heart which has caused her temper to flare on more than one occasion. You have to have a pretty thick skin to run a country. Especially one with "free" speech in its Constitution.

Ms Palin does seem to have become a master at perpetuating herself in the media to her advantage. She has managed to keep herself in the limelight for 3 years and that is no small feat. Her endorsements of certain Tea Party candidates seem to have been made without proper research on her part. Hopefully, this will change in the future.

She also resonates well with the "soccer mom" crowd. This can be a tough crowd to relate to especially over 50 male politicians. There are some that are running that would do well to learn from Sarah Palin in this area.

While I think that Sarah Palin is a young, fresh, attractive addition to the political scene, the fact that she is so ignorant of current events and American History is very detrimental to her in the long run. I also cannot deal with that "you betcha" folksy speech she uses.

Maybe in the future she will take these issues more seriously and in the process be taken more seriously by others.

1 Comment:

  1. Expat From Hell said...
    I appreciate your balanced view of this particular candidate. I heard someone on television put it in a new perspective the other day: "Ms. Palin doesn't want to hold political office, she wants to be a star."
    Looking at it from that point of view, her rather strange approach to the media makes a lot more sense. EFH

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