Here is the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/…
The thesis of the article seems to be that there was a silent, vast, lurking number of fed-up women, mostly “white” who have been energized, validated, and are being brought into political activism – many for the first time – by Sarah Palin.
The premise seems to be that this, too, is historic and may have an impact equal or greater to Barack Obama’s impact on minorities, college students, and those who wish to reclaim the concept of government that acts to care for the infrastructure, the environment, and education [among other priorities] rather than help the rich get richer.
Barack stands for the idea that government exists to serve, protect, and enhance by maintaining and improving the infrastructure and providing quality education [among other things].
Despite the Washington Post article, I find it hard to understand Sarah Palin’s appeal to the demographic profiled in this article.
Maybe someone can help me out – after all, I am an older, working white women, married, with children who has taken multiple financial hits due to both institutionalized sexism in the work world, and the Neocon and Neogilded age agenda. I thought I was the “right demographic” to find Palin appealing – but I don’t.