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 â€œBarbara Waltersâ€™ 10 Most Fascinating People,â€ showÂ 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, â€œI believe soâ€ to Walterâ€™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 â€œPresident Palinâ€ in its midst? Do you want there to be such a thing?
Â Although Reuters reports that 52% of Americans do not view Palin favorably, it is still possible that she may win if she runs. President Obamaâ€™s waning ratings and the Republicansâ€™ recent victory in the political arena shows that America is once again ready for a â€œchange.â€ Also, itâ€™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, â€œSarah Palinâ€™s Alaskaâ€ with TLC.
Â Intuitively, one would think that having a reality show would decrease a politicianâ€™s credibility. Perhaps a decade ago, this would have been true. However, reality shows are highly sought out and extremely popular in todayâ€™s world. Thus, instead of hurting Palinâ€™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 â€œhumanizesâ€ 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?