is sara palin an asset or liability for the republican party?
I think the GOP thinks she is an asset. I think in the long run, she will be shown to be a liability. It will be Palin who loses independent and swing voters for mccain. Right now, she is a blank slate. Once she starts having to answer real questions, and goes up against Biden in the debates, she will lose a lot of credibility among those voters.
I'd say that she is an asset because her strengths and weakinesses compliment McCain's; where McCain is weak she is strong and vice versa. She appeals to a large portion of conservative voters without alienating the religious right..
Asset. My in-laws are very right-wing conservative Christian and they like her for her "family values" and as my father-in-law says "she's easy on the eyes".
to me it seems more like an asset