Wouldn't this discussion be better for a political site, or political blog?
OH! sorry, i was transfered to this sight when the Philosophy Forum sight merged with A2K. this is the first time I've been on here.
But yes, even republicans (at least the intelligent ones) don't look to Palin for any sort of political action.
In fact, as of late (the past presidential election, midterm elections, various congressional actions) the GOP has been disappointing. It seems that people on both sides are content to sit around and argue over this or that or sit on top of huge party platforms and not do a dang thing to actually improve anything. I'm tired of pundits, commentators, analysts, special interests, kickbacks, favors, log-rolling, and every other bit of obstacle that never ceases to get in the way of actual clear cut action.
As an aside, sort of, I had a really disturbing discussion amongst a group of friends. Two of them had been major Hillary supporters, then came around to Obama as better than McCain but were still rather grudging. They are a lesbian couple and generally liberal.
One of 'em had read Sarah Palin's book and was actually, not ironically, talking about how she was seriously considering supporting her in 2012. Her partner hadn't read the book yet but also regarded Palin favorably. I'm afraid I was so shocked that I just kinda sputtered for a while before coming up with some coherent arguments. I just would never expect them to take her seriously at all much less actually think about supporting her! Wow. I know that not everyone delves into politics that deeply but these are not stupid people and it was frankly a bit unsettling.
She's seen how difficult a job the presidency is and she wouldn't want the burden.
Sarah Palin is the Paris Hilton of politics