The prospect of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 was “pretty terrifying” to actress Julianne Moore, who plays Palin in HBO’s upcoming Game Change movie about the 2008 campaign, but not because she feared Palin’s policies. Instead, the self-described “longtime liberal” dreaded Palin might allow the GOP ticket to win: “I really felt like, ‘Oh my gosh, the Republicans might have this election’” since “she was so electrifying.”
Moore explained how she recognized Palin’s political appeal:
Here’s a woman who’s a parent, who’s an actual working mother, who worked her way up from local government, who was definitely middle working class, married to a commercial fisherman….She was incredibly relatable, she was attractive, she was young; she was speaking to a wide portion of the population that didn’t feel that they’d been noticed or seen or heard.
“I would say, as a registered Democrat and longtime liberal, I think that I speak for a lot of women when I say that when [Palin] burst onto the scene, the way that she did that was pretty terrifying because I really felt like, Oh my gosh, the Republicans might have this election,” Moore recalled of her first perceptions of Palin back in 2008. “She was so electrifying as a figure, it kind of blew everyone away.”
At last, some honesty.
The freak-out over Sarah Palin began within hours of the announcement that she had been selected as John McCain’s running mate. All the supposed reasons for the freak-out came later.
Is it just me or has the media been kinder to Sarah the past few months? Now that she’s no longer a potential candidate for this cycle they have no vested interest in tearing her down.
If (when) Mittrick Romneysantorum loses to Obama in November, will that make Sarah the front runner for 2016?