Sarah Palin Thinks She Has a Chance of Defeating Obama in 2012

Filed in Gather Politics News Channel by on November 20, 2010 0 Comments

Although President Obama is only halfway through his term, talk regarding who is running in the 2012 presidential race is already surfacing. Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan governor and vice-presidential candidate is a possible, and somewhat frightening prospect. According to Reuters, Barbara Walters interviewed Palin for her upcoming “Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People,” show which will air on December 9, 2010. During the interview, Walters asked Palin whether she would be able to beat President Obama in a future presidential race. Palin tersely responded, “I believe so” to Walter’s question. This response indicated that there is a definite possibility that Palin may run for President in the near future. Do you think the United States is destined to have a “President Palin” in its midst? Do you want there to be such a thing?

 Although Reuters reports that 52% of Americans do not view Palin favorably, it is still possible that she may win if she runs. President Obama’s waning ratings and the Republicans’ recent victory in the political arena shows that America is once again ready for a “change.” Also, it’s only been two years since Palin was introduced to the political limelight, and she has already become a household name. In addition, Palin has come out with one book and is currently working on a second one. She also has a reality show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” with TLC.

 Intuitively, one would think that having a reality show would decrease a politician’s credibility. Perhaps a decade ago, this would have been true. However, reality shows are highly sought out and extremely popular in today’s world. Thus, instead of hurting Palin’s credibility, the reality show may actually help her with the American public. Though some may think this is a gross way to gain publicity, others may believe that the show “humanizes” her and depicts her to be like any other common American. What do you think? Do you think this reality show venture will help or hurt her?

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