Rand Paul said Palin COULD be a great President, not WOULDSubmitted by TylerLiberty on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 07:36
Politically and technically there is a major difference. Anyone has potential for greatness (could), but not just anyone has the majority of potential for greatness (would).
Anderson Cooper asked if "she'd be a good President" and then clarified if "she WOULD be a good President". Rand answered with COULD.
SO...COULD Sarah Palin make a great President? There's a chance, it might be miniscule, but it's still there. So long as Sarah Palin philosophically supports interventionism, she would not make a great President. Who knows, between now and 2012 she might just look at the fiscal aspect of interventionism and change her mind. She is still fresh in the political field and has time enough to change her opinion on things easier than say someone who's been around for so long like Ron Paul.
What Sarah Palin really stands for and against, we're not entirely sure of. Even after hours of interviews with reporters, I don't know if her political philosophy has really solidified to the point where it makes sense across the spectrum. Intertwining your social, financial, relations and basic government opinions to make logical sense across the board is very difficult for some people. Compare invading countries with fiscal conservatism and it makes no sense logically.
So...COULD Sarah Palin make a great President? Yes.