Gravitas is an elitist, liberal, concept. Do you really think Carter had gravitas? Carter was governor of Georgia and Captain of a nuke sub. How different is that from being Governor or Alaska? Clinton? Clinton made $35k a year as the Governor of a small, backward, mid-western state and was a pot smoking draft dodger in the 60's and 70's yet he is looked at by both sides as having been a decent President.
What about BIDEN? He can't talk because of the feet in his mouth. GORE? You really think Gore has Gravitas? If he was a Republican the criticism from the MSM would be whithering.
Let's all remember that the founding fathers were mostly FARMERS. The President was meant to be representational of the PEOPLE. Why is Palin as popular as she is? She doesn't have to try to relate to the people, she is one of us and those with fake "gravitas" are NOT.
Let me tell you, I am far more concerned with finding a person who has Principals I can count on than I am a person with experience with the political machine.
I agree. A huge part of the President’s role is to inspire the nation toward greatness. This requires moral certitude, integrity and charisma. If Palin has difficulty understanding nuclear physics or the finer points of NATO treaties, she can rely on her advisors, as all Presidents do.
I would rather have someone like Palin in office than Obama with his academic credentials, who is using our country to experiment with his socialist philosophy, or McCain with his military expertise, who is too eager to compromise in an effort to reach accross the isle. I think Palin would inspire us to move in the right direction, and would hold her ground.