i know people who will vote her. and they are true-believer Republicans. some of them are pretty bright humans too. it amazes me that they take her seriously as a political cadidate and can see in her what they think it takes to lead a great nation. but maybe that's not what they are really thinking about when they think about voting. maybe electing a candidate is more self-centered in the modern era.
Yeah, I don't know where the belief that she has no true followers is coming from. True, I doubt most young guys in their 20s or early 30s know many people that think she's not a freak but in central Illinois...if you're in your 40s and 50s and grew up in a conservative little downstate town, I'd almost wager you're a Republican and, quite likely, open to the idea of Palin as the next President. I don't know what kind of weight that carries nationwide, but due to her being in the "news" almost non-stop, I'd again wager that she's one of the GOP's most viable candidates.