I wrote this a while back and just dug it out again.
Back in mid summer 2010, I asked a senate candidate a question: “What makes Sarah Palin so appealing to conservative voters and such a polarizing political figure?"
He said, “I don’t know!” I realized at that moment the magnitude and power of my question.
After 3 years of attending events, I have found the simple answer is the following. Sarah struck
a chord with countless hard working Americans by clearly communicating her position on the issues most important to voters. She had simple common sense solutions that spoke to the heart of the people. Her position on the role of government is that it should be small and limited.
She made statements like, “We are to do the people’s business”; “It’s the people’s money” etc. I have observed from a great number of Conservatives that Senator McCain was not their first choice. It was Governor Palin who energized them with her genuine demeanor and valued principals. She has a mystique unlike many career politicians, which makes her extremely appealing to voters who are hungry for leadership. Since Sarah is not a D.C. beltway hack, her candidacy inspired voters not seen since President Reagan.
I have attended many events over this past year and have received comments from a couple thousand
people. One might say my finger is on the pulse of Americans who just want to work hard and be left alone and enjoy the fruits of their labors. Since we’re all inundated by the corruption in government, out of control spending and false hope and promises from both parties, we are ticked off. Tax payers are looking for truth and a trusted leader which they recognized in Governor Palin.
Garret Lloyd King