I for one am excited to have someone with a 'real' life in the whitehouse. Career politians usually have spent more of their recent years begging for money as opposed to working for it.
This gives the republicans two candidates who have commanded troops which is important to me.
Palin is closer to the average American than any candidate and has real life problems and experiences, and the fact she doesn't owe favors to any Washington lobbyists is really a bonus for me.
"Don't run, you'll only die tired" ~ Gunship Pilot