That said, the MSM is accomplishing their 'destroy' Sarah campaign quite effectively if even freepers are believing their spew. There seems to be quite a few on FR who:
1. can't vote for her because she can't control her family
2. can't vote for the mother of a teen mother
3. can't vote for her because the MSM has already damaged her beyond repair
4. can't vote for her because she should be a full time mom, not a politician
5. can't vote for her because she's the reason McCain lost
And I'm sure there are more. Now, look at all those feeble arguments. What do they have in common? I'll tell you what... they're all excuses a liberal posing as a conservative would use. Think about it... what better way for liberal trolls to engrain themselves in a conservative forum than to 'blend in on every topic EXCEPT Sarah Palin' only to be bolsters by other trolls 'who feel the same way'. They tried it at Team Sarah. And it looks like they're already here.
None of the stuff you mentioned concerns me.
However, I am not confident that Sarah Palin possesses the necessary “gravitas” (I know, I hate that word too) and policy wonkiness to appeal to a large enough cross section of voters - specfically the upper-income, college educated folks.
It is for this reason that I think Mark Sanford or Bobby Jindal would be more effective presidential candidates for the GOP - even though I love Sarah Palin and would voter for her in a heartbeat....we need more than the conservative base to win. Do not take that statement as a suggestion that we should water down our principles, but we need an effective spokesman that can both shoot holes in the Democrats’ proposals and argue and persuade voters to agree with we conservatives. I’m not convinced Sarah Palin has that ability.
I sincerely and confidently compare her to Jefferson and Reagan. Those two may have been more adept with the written word, where Gov P manifest much the same thru her actions. Either way, all three understood/stand the ideal of America.