One of the reasons many Republicans and conservatives (and a good number of others) have warmed to the outgoing Governor of Alaska is that she has what many of our political leaders have lacked for the past twenty years, a natural charm and presence. She, like the Gipper, captures our attention merely by entering a room.
I was there at the Republican National Convention when she accepted our party’s nomination. As soon as rose to the podium, she commanded our attention; she captivated us. inspired us. We all left the convention, feeling we had witnessed something significant.
I wonder if it was her success in St. Paul which caused so many heads to explode on the left, making so many Democrats and their allies in the MSM so bound and determined to destroy this good woman. Was it that they, just as we did, also felt her power and were moved by her presence, yet, unlike us, found themselves threatened by her lifestyle and political views. An attractive, happily married, strong and charismatic conservative woman seemd to upset their view of what a successful woman should be.
Palin’s critics obsession with this good woman indicates that they find her as compelling as do her strongest supporters. Perhaps, they choose to define her as a whack job to try to explain away her appeal. They can’t accept that such a woman might move them.
Just a thought.