Ever since 2008, when John McCain selected Sarah Palin, a little-known first-term governor from Alaska, to be his running mate, voters have been polarized about Plain.
Republicans say that she cost McCain the election. She could not demonstrate in interviews and debates that she had a grasp on the facts and topics needed to be a decent president. Even though she was not running for top office herself, voters are well aware that the Vice President is “a heartbeat away from the presidency”.
In other words, voters wanted McCain, but Palin was a package deal, and a possibility they might have to live with. This was especially true given concerns over McCain’s health and age.
In the end, voters rejected Palin, and McCain with her.
Palin has had her niche group of supporters, She has parlayed that support into book sales, a reality TV show, an online video channel, and the ongoing opportunity to speak her mind on pretty much any topic she likes. She has a standing invitation at Fox News, and she freely endorses candidates who line up with her ideology.
But the idea that Palin cost McCain that race is something she has never owned up to. She has blamed the mainstream media. She has blamed McCain’s campaign staff. She has blamed the rest of the country for not understand her. But she never took responsibility for simply not being good enough to be VP.
Sarah Palin has come out vocally about President Obama’s plans for defeating ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In a nutshell, she says Obama’s plans are too little, too late. she feels the response from the U.S. should be far stiffer and swifter. She told Fox News’ Sean Hannity:
"So when Barack Obama, like the rest of us, hear these bad guys, these terrorists, promising that they will raise the flag of Allah over our White House, for the life of me I don't know why he does not take this serious, the threat. Because yes, it's more than a vision," Palin said. "They're telling-- just like Hitler did all those years ago, when a war could've been avoided, because Hitler, too, did not hide his intentions. Well ISIS, these guys aren't hiding their intentions either."
Palin further went on to give her opinion that someone like John McCain would not give the tepid response that she feels Obama has given.
And then she said it.
"As I watched the speech last night, Sean, the thought going through my mind is, 'I owe America a global apology. Because John McCain, through all of this, John McCain should be our president,’" Palin said.
“A global apology?” Is Sarah Palin finally admitting that John McCain lost because of her?