@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:
My Dad loves her, everyone at my university hates her. I'm guessing my allegiance should probably lie with the latter...
College age people frequently believe that politicians on the right are somehow "evil".
Once they get older, however, many people come to realize that it is not nearly so simple. Sometimes the left are the ones who have the best ideas, and sometimes the right are the ones who have the best ideas.
And even then, it isn't a black-and-white issue of "bad ideas verses good ideas". Even when one side's ideas aren't quite as good as the other side's, there is often still merit to the losing side's views.
My recommendation is that you don't hate her. She had her good points and her bad points, just like everyone else does.
But since most people at a college or university will think that prominent conservatives are pure evil, I'd also recommend that you keep it to yourself if you choose not to hate her.