I’ve been paying a bit more attention to the political process lately. Herman Cain caught my attention last week and I liked how he carried himself on the news shows. President Obama comes off more and more as weak and unable to govern. I think he’s just being who he is, which is an intellectual. I think he’d make a better college professor than president—kind of the same way I thought Jimmy Carter would make a better minister.

So, with the disappointment I’ve felt in the president, I’ve watched the Republicans fight for position. I dismissed Rick Perry instantly—something about him bothers me. Can’t stand Christine Bachman. However you spell it. Mitt–well I expect him to self destruct, although I don’t wish it. Ron Paul–the racist comments bother me. Still wish Phil Gramm would run.

Today as always, I checked in with the Huffington Report and saw a reference to Sarah Palin rebutting criticism of comments she made earlier about Herman Cain, which I ignored. But this time I clicked on the link and watched the video. You can see it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/sarah-palin-herman-cain-2012-flavor-of-the-week_n_988665.html

Wow. Sarah Palin has changed. She sounded like she knew exactly what she was talking about. She repeated the term “crony capitalism” several times. I liked that she didn’t lay blame for our current problems on either parties–rather, she put it on both parties and said something about the career politicians. Maybe this is tea party rhetoric that I haven’t heard before, but whatever it is, I like it.

Because I’ve heard a lot about taxing the rich more and find it very confusing. Part of the talk sounds like socialism. On the other hand, I paid a heck of a lot in taxes last year and I am so not rich. My personal knowledge of people who take advantage of the welfare system, however, leaves me a bit underwhelmed at the efficacy of said system. I wonder if we are creating as many problems as we are helping—making it a career for people to work the system.

So, no college degree here, just a lower middle income American citizen chafing under all the pressure of daily life and pretty fed up with business as usual in DC.

Yeah, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if Palin runs, I might support her. Hell, maybe I’m even a closet Tea Partier.