Rational Nation USA
As an independent conservative I am amused at the possibility of Sarah Palin running for president in 2012. In fact if one just listens to the talking points (approved of course by the Republican establishment) she comes across as a strong and well spoken candidate.
Sarah is attractive, if not down right sexy. She is articulate in a folksy sort of way. She actually has more executive experience than Barrack Hussein Obama. She plays well to the evangelical Christian base of the Republican party. And she can claim the mantle of spokesperson for Tea Party movement.
She energizes the most vocal in the limited government and liberty movement. And she is all for taking back America. So what could possibly give conservatives (real conservatives) pause?
Perhaps the answer is... regardless of her popularity and star quality (remember Obama) she lacks the experience and gravitas that one occupying the oval office should posses. I personally like Sarah Palin and admittedly would enjoy sharing conversation, dinner, and a glass of wine with her, but that does not influence my perspective that she is not, at least yet, qualified to be president of these United States. Perhaps twenty years from now, but definitely not now. Presumably with time comes experience and wisdom. Sarah, as likable as she is needs more of both.
Via: Mona Charen
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