Archive: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009
While Palin's chances for a political future might be damaged, they aren't ruined.
By Yash Gupta | July 8, 2009; 4:57 PM ET | Comments (1)
She represents the possibility that you can make a difference even when you do not have the "right" pedigree.
By Deborah Ancona | July 8, 2009; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (11)
Palin's experience is similar to the pitcher who was elevated to the majors, but failed so miserably under the bright lights of the big city that even hometown fans lost confidence.
By Lt. Col. Todd Henshaw (Ret.) | July 7, 2009; 11:19 PM ET | Comments (4)
Watch for Sarah Palin to go on the speaking circuit and possibly pursue a radio or television talk program of her own. She may be trying to employ the strategy that Ronald Reagan did before being elected as governor of California.
By David Walker | July 7, 2009; 1:53 PM ET | Comments (1)
Palin brings vitality and passion to the anti-Obama political forces and serves as a committed spokeswoman, energetic fundraiser and ideal representative of the conservative social perspective.
By Elizabeth Sherman | July 7, 2009; 1:40 PM ET | Comments (6)
Barring major health problems or family tragedies, elected leaders have a deep obligation to their constituents to fulfill the term of office for which they were elected.
By Bill George | July 7, 2009; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (0)
No matter that she does not know the facts, no matter that she isn't qualified to govern -- she looks the part and she calls it as she sees it.
By Howard Gardner | July 7, 2009; 1:19 PM ET | Comments (0)
Sarah Palin doesn't have the intellect, experience or curiosity to be president of the U.S., let alone Governor of Alaska or her small hometown.
By Pablo Eisenberg | July 7, 2009; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
Palin's supporters don't trust leaders in general, and her farewell speech as governor implied that people should follow her because she doesn't want to be a leader. Believe it or not, that makes sense to her followers.
By Michael Maccoby | July 7, 2009; 1:05 PM ET | Comments (0)
Maverick? Everyone in politics, it seems, marches to his or her own drummer at this point in our history.
By Alan M. Webber | July 7, 2009; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (1)
Sarah Palin most likely won't be a serious candidate for president, but she could be a candidate for the Senate--the one place from which she can be seriously considered for a presidential run two or three election cycles from now.
By Slade Gorton | July 7, 2009; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (0)
Sarah Palin's announcement, like much of her career, is a study in either fate, poor planning or impulsive exuberance and action.
By Andy Stern | July 7, 2009; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)
Sarah Palin needs to create a second "base" somewhere in the lower 48. Her decision to step down from the governorship frees her to pursue this important effort.
By Richard Celeste | July 7, 2009; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (0)
While Sarah Palin's resignation may not facilitate her election as President of the United States, it may well be a good move for her personally.
By Marshall Goldsmith | July 7, 2009; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (0)
But she'll never win without more discipline, and all her antics will be for naught.
By Paul Schmitz | July 7, 2009; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (1)
After the excitement of running for vice president, the trauma of ethics investigations, the attacks on her family, and the difficulties of running a state in hard times, being a governor just isn't fun anymore.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | July 7, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (2)