I heard part of Sarah Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson today. I had three observations.
1) Palin sounded good. By good I mean confident. No beating around the bush and stuttering like most politicians. I was impressed. She spoke like I’d like a leader to speak.
2) Can we get off this experience track? I don’t know if she’s “experienced” enough to be president right now. I don’t know that about Obama either though. And I don’t know that I want someone who’s “experienced” in the traditional since. I’d rather have someone with a good and reasonable head on their shoulders that can make decisions under fire. The only reason Republicans talk about Obama’s lack of experience is because they don’t like his ideas and beliefs. The only reason Democrats attack Palin’s lack of experience is because they don’t like her ideas and beliefs. That’s what this is really about. So let’s compare ideas, not experience.
3) Great, another potential U.S. leader who can’t pronounce nuclear. It’s not nu-cu-ler. It’s nu-cle-ar. I’m not a person who has hated the “last eight years,” that everyone seems to want to beat on. However, I’m not sure I can take another eight years of leaders who can’t pronounce a word correctly. Come on people.