She shows no interest in running for office. Sure. The left attacked her and her family in brutal, cruel ways.
She was a real threat to the established power of the left. She inspired normal people to get interested and to get out and vote.
The left did what it does very well: it destroyed her image. All the fangs came out. The left is nothing but a bunch of failed, nihilistic, materialistic, narcissistic, self-absorbed idiots.
The GOP-E was complicit in the attacks as well. Remember Kevin McFadden, Nicolle Wallace, Steve Schmidt, etc during the 2008 campaign itself, and then how the establishment hung her out to dry after Tucson?
Um, show me again where the Left failed?
They succeeded beyond their imaginings. Palin has been marginalized. The sheep voters, the FSA, they will never see anything but Tina Fey and the porn videos.
Palin's Act 3 will be to go back to Wasilla, write a few books with six-digit advances, make Todd sammiches and fade away. She'll be fine.
In order to be successful at the national level — and by that, I mean winning the White House — Sarah Palin would really have to undergo a fundamental transformation. She would need to become fully educated on the details and the intricacies of foreign affairs, because there would always be a Katie Couric from the left-wing news media establishment, eager to trip her up on those details.
She would need to become more cultured and sophisticated, and that would probably mean losing at least some of that folksy charm that was so endearing to the Tea Party. I’m not sure many of us want that. I don’t mean that she needs to stop speaking simply and plainly, which is an asset that was highly valued by Midwestern presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Harry Truman.