In late November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy gave an interview to Life Magazine where she quoted her deceased husband’s favorite show tune, "Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot." It summarized and underscored President Kennedy’s life how everything seemed perfect for a moment, then was taken away by an assassin’s bullet. The Kennedy years were from then on known as "Camelot".
Although Democrats would be absolutely outraged with a Republican associated with this sacred term, I am coming to realize over the past few days than the term can be used for Sarah Palin, describing her as the "New Camelot."
John F. Kennedy was 43 years when elected President. He was a dynamic personality, and could move millions with his oratory skills. He released youthful energy and excitement wherever he went that ignited his supporters. He was more than a politician, he was a celebrity personality with a vision that people bought into.
In the 1960’s, Americans were totally obsessed with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She embodied the perfect upbringing, class and style. Every woman in America wanted to know what she was wearing, what she was thinking and how she was renovating the White House. America could not have enough of her. She had beautiful children who played in the Oval Office. Her style affected a generation.
My observation, whether some will agree with it or not, is that Sarah Palin is the "New Camelot". But... she is JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy all rolled up in one.
She is a 44 year-old, dynamic personality that can move millions with her oratory skills. She releases youthful excitement anywhere she goes. McCain’s rallies, pre-Palin, involved modest crowds. Now the lines to get into the McCain/Palin rallies are non-ending. When McCain and Palin are on stage, whom do you find yourself looking at? She ignited the Social-Conservative base of the Republican Party and her supporters are completely energized. She transcended her politician status and has become a celebrity personality.
In addition, American’s are totally obsessed with her. There was a report two days after her convention speech that eye glass stores ran out of female, frame-less glasses. There are reports that women are copying her hairstyle and clothes. I went to the supermarket today. Her picture was on three women magazines. America can’t get enough of her or her family and beautiful small children.
Democrats should not be outraged at this comparison. This should be seen as a natural progression. With women rising to more roles of authority in our society, and in the world, a "New Camelot" was bound to come along. I am glad her name is Sarah Palin.