Are you really comparing Obama to Sarah Palin?
Palin is not disliked, she just was not qualified for president.
I think Palin is strongly disliked by many liberals, at least in my experience. Why else would she be mocked as much as she was (and still is)?
And yes, I'm comparing them, obviously. Namely, I'm comparing their qualifications (at that time). The fact that you're questioning my act of comparing just proves (in my view) the blind spot many people have when it comes to the Great and Powerful Obama, as though he's some mighty oracle, one whose enchanting speeches could sway even the most ardent opponents, and who is miles above everyone else in intelligence.
You also seem to have missed my main point: that Palin was heavily criticized and deemed unqualified as a candidate for vice
president (one who only might
end up as president) while the unqualified Obama was deemed fit to actually be president
. He'd never been a mayor a governor (both of which Palin was, but I guess Alaska is a dumb hick state that doesn't count), nor was he ever an ambassador or a cabinet-level official, never ran a big company, never was in the military. He was an absentee senator (judging by his senate voting record), and an absentee professor (judging by comments from one of his colleagues at the time). Yet he was qualified to be leader of the free world? Based on what?