It is highly unlikely Sarah Palin will ever be President. Palin resigns this Sunday from office, citing that she is unable to effectively go about her duties as governor. She has cited political operatives continually attempting to find dirt on her, and the press coverage she and her family have received as the primary reasons she is stepping aside.
To me and half the country this sounds like pathetic whining. Politics is a demanding profession, if you can’t handle the limelight you shouldn’t step into it. With that being said, don’t be naive to believe politics is limited only to those elected to office.
A large segment of the population identifies with Palin. Most are looking for someone who is culturally similar to themselves. Rather than someone who is well-informed on public policy. Obama will be impossible to beat, if and only if the economy recovers, and unemployment drops.