Okay, so I started this thread as conversations of Palin started in another thread. So why do you think Palin was a good/poor choice for vice presidential candidate? Do you think she should run for president in 2012? I know the media plays a big role in public image so right now I'm establishing a rule in this thread: Anyone bitching about the "media" brainwashing people is not allowed. Grow up. We all know the media shapes an image and we know Palin was not favored. Let's get past that. To me, Palin was a desperate attempt by the Republican party to gain women voters. Almost all of Palin's views were in line with conservatism and I don't see how pairing a serious conservative with a republican who has centrist tendencies can be a good idea. Here are some of Palin's views: - Creationism should be allowed in school - Against abortions - Against contraceptives in schools - Against same sex marriage - Against legalization of marijuana - Believes in "Death panels" So to me, it was clear I was not voting for McCain, which was really disappointing because I thought McCain was a balanced candidate with some solid views. He was just enough of Bush to keep republicans happy and just enough democrat to keep the democrats happy but as soon as Palin came into the picture, the whole campaign fell to shit. I just don't see Palin as an appropriate candidate. Like Obama, I think she lacks the experience in many facets of the country to lead. I also am not a big fan of her opposition to many socially progressive issues. So I dislike Sarah Palin because of how she was basically George Bush plus tits. What do you think of Palin?