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Marshall Goldsmith
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Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is an executive educator, speaker, coach and best-selling author. His most recent book is Mojo.

Being Sarah

Sarah Palin is who she is. I am not sure that she is - or should be - laying the foundation for a possible presidential candidacy. If she does decide to run for president, I would suggest that she continue to 'be who she is' and see what happens. If 'who she is cannot get elected president, she should just accept this and have fun being a media personality. She could express her opinion, maintain her conservative base, have some fun and make a lot of money.

By Marshall Goldsmith

 |  February 8, 2010; 4:08 PM ET
Category:  Political leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Marshall Goldsmith has shown once again why he is one of the leading experts on leadership. If a little known law professor and state legislator with a thin record and one year in the Senate could launch a successful run at the Presidency, anything is possible, including Sarah Palin getting elected President.

Posted by: Smith66 | February 11, 2010 7:37 AM
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I suppose you in the power elite believe that she should work up to being a community organizer before she runs for President!

Posted by: robinficker | February 10, 2010 10:51 PM
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There is no doubt Sarah Palin's objective is to give voice to the people. That is her #1 objective after her family!

Those who put personal integrity above other traits and qualifications of public servants have Sarah Palin leading every list that esteems personal integrity, regardless of party.

Sarah Palin is a legitimate kingmaker, and she truly relishes the role. Sarah Palin has a powerful voice because she can effectively locate and is NOT AFRAID to point out corruption, and in that role she may be more valuable to the country than any POTUS.

After all, there is no more important qualification for POTUS than personal integrity.

Posted by: Archarito | February 10, 2010 10:12 PM
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If we are lucky, you are right and she is toying with a run for the Presidency only in order to boost her earnings. Certainly, the display of high school Queen of Mean ("how's that hope-y, change-y thing going?") detracts from any claim of actual qualification.

Posted by: thmas | February 10, 2010 12:14 PM
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I agree she should accept her limitations. She never will.

Posted by: slovelace | February 9, 2010 4:52 PM
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