I don't know about her folksy ways, but Palin didn't know anything about foreign policy, economy, or some of the basic details of being in a potentially Presidential role. She, like Bush, won support on charisma. If instead of Obama there was another John Kerry, then maybe America would have voted Republican since people tend to vote on celebrity-like details. But Obama had charisma and intelligence, which Palin cannot beat.
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