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Sarah Palin – Why people like her

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 11, 2008

I am most certainly NOT endorsing Sarah Palin as the most qualified person to be the Vice President of The United States.Sarah Palin in Kuwait

But of the 4 candidates (Obama, McCain, Biden, Palin) she is the person we can most relate to…

People can relate to Palin because her family life is busy, hectic, and not perfect… like our lives!

  • She is married with 5 children.
  • She has a special needs child.
  • She has a pregnant 17 year old child.
  • She has a son in the military about to be in Iraq.
  • Hockey mom
  • She and he husband eloped and did not have a big wedding.
  • She has battled / balance the time constraints of having a career and a job. (This is a sexist issue. No one ever questions a male candidate about his parenting.)
  • Her husband is a union man.

She is not a wealthy. She is not Ivy League educated. She does not have 7 homes… like many politicians.

She is that average person who succeeded in politics.

Does that qualify her to co-lead our government? No.

Does it explain why people have taken a liking to her? Yes.


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7 Responses to “Sarah Palin – Why people like her”

  1. weesh17 said

    so really, the question now is, why do we feel like we need to ‘like’ or ‘relate’ to our politicians? i don’t want to vote for someone who makes every day mistakes like me…i want a leader or leaders who are incredibly intelligent and act with the country’s best interest in mind. the end. i’d much rather have a high-class, overly educated president and VP than a ‘hockey mom’ who’s errors of judgement can be seen so plainly. being a ‘leader’ isn’t about being an ‘every day person’. how we convince others of this…i’m not sure i know.

  2. Weesh17: Thanks for the comment and good points.

    I am not sure what you are referencing when you write “who’s errors of judgement can be seen so plainly…” Are you pointing to personal or political errors? The post did not reference any errors that she has made…. just that she “lives here too”.

    Again I don’t necessarily believe she is qualified for the position, but I don’t automatically agree on a leader who is high-class and overly educated.

    They (at times) do not understand what “real people” go through. It is not the same as reading a report on the subject. There are also many overly educated people who are great at writing business plans but never get things accomplished in the real world.

  3. bchboy1 said

    honest post…. i see why some people relate to her (I don’t know her so I can’t say that I like her or dislike her)being close to Russia does not a VP make!

  4. bchboy1 – I agree. Liking vs wanting someone to run the govt are2 distinct issues.

  5. yoyo said

    Maybe it is just me, but I relate a lot more with Senator Obama.
    I was raised with the notion that I can shape my future through education. His academic, family, and work life inspire me and he is the role model I want for my children.

  6. Thanks for the comment. I agree he is a good role model.

    Playing devil’s advocate… I find it harder to relate to the person who has been in the environment of politics. High end academia, all theory, and not a “real job”.

    Bottom line… I am praying for a change in the direction of the USA.

  7. dashiona hill said

    sarah palin is a great canidate. she is fit to support our country. If something happens to John McCain I feel I can really trust her to take his place and do a good job. She is just like us and she does make mistakes, everyone does. we are never going to find a president or vice president or senator or anyone who is. If we were all perfect we wouldn’t learn or make life intereasting. Sarah Palin has hard ships like many of you have, so give her a chance. If any one had any since they would vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin. They are going to really help the united states be an even better country. Although I’m only 13 and can’t vote i have a very strong opinion and i hope this small paragraph influenced you to make the right dicsion and vote for McCain.

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