This is a wonderful article that hits the nail on the head in so many ways.
Sure they admired Palin for her positions and record. But there was also a feeling that she was a different type of politician in the sense that she appeared to be natural, not artificial or forced, an impression strengthened by the evidence gathered from the recent email frenzy which seems to suggest that what you get from Palin is exactly what it says on the tin.
Like the author suggests, I take the attacks and insults of Palin personally. I see a woman of honor and integrity in Sarah Palin. She sees the problem of dependence on overseas oil suppliers and the solution is simple - drill here, drill now! No special interests to coddle. No focus group tested slogans. It is a simple solution that most Americans would heartily agree with if given a choice. Killing our domestic energy sector, or betting taxpayer dollars on windmills and solar panels, is silly if not criminal.
When it came to Obamacare, we all knew what it was - socialized health care and a disaster in the making. For anyone who loves freedom, the mere thought of government having the power over your health is unacceptable. Few national pundits and politicians came forward fighting for our freedom. But there was Palin fighting for us, and with two simple words "death panels," nearly knocked the wind out Obama's sails. She said what many of us were thinking and with a voice that shook the halls of Congress. The problems we have with health care are directly related to government involvement. If you are trying to reduce costs and provide more access to quality health care, the solution is definitely NOT more government.
I could go on. There are so many problems we face as a nation and most are directly related to a government that is out of control and fighting against the will of the people and our liberty. The solutions are actually quite simple. Shrink government, reduce regulation and taxes and watch the economy grow. All we need is freedom to restore the greatness of our nation. All we need is a LEADER that is not owned by the establishment or special interests. All we need is Sarah Palin.
I am Sarah Palin!