I've been very impressed with the TLC show and think it was a great idea to keep her in the public eye. I can see liberals opposing her on the issues but I just do not understand how anyone could hate the Palins after watching this show. Every episode just reinforces the idea that they are honest, hardworking Americans. There are very few politicians I can picture driving around in an RV and doing some commercial fishing with their families.
For me the difficult part of her candidacy is that while I think she could easily dominate the primary I don't know how she would fare in the general election. I know the media is underestimating her electability but I'm just not sure she can clear the final hurdle. This relentless Palin bashing that many Republicans are doing is suicide for the party. There are plenty of ways for them to disagree with her on the issues without the pettiness and envy that they seem to enjoy. To try and just tear her down ala Peggy Noonan or this latest buffoon just turns tea party voters away from Republicans. Ultimately we still have a long way to go until 2012 and a lot can change. If the economy rebounds sharply it will be very difficult to unseat Obama. On the other hand if it remains weak any Republican nominee may be able to win.