As there seems to finally be a brief lull in breaking news, I wanted to take the time to introduce our new supporters to some of the material that helped show me (and other early "Palinites") that the Governor was ready for prime time back in February 2007. So, for the benefit of our new readers, I will be sporadically re-posting some of the key videos and columns from the early days of our movement. To kick off this "Greatest Hits" series, I thought I would bring back one of the videos that convinced me that it would be possible to build the now-booming Palin Movement .
This report from KTUU TV in Anchorage, recorded in December 2006, shows Gov. Palin and her daughters arriving at the Governor's mansion for the first time after her election. This intimate look at the Palin family shows that the governor is a genuine, down-to-earth, honest human being. Watching it, I realized that, in addition to her courageous leadership on poltical issues, Gov. Palin also possessed the type of infectious personality that could generate a massive grassroots following. That type of charisma helped build the careers of Ronald Reagan, JFK, and (unfortunately) Barack Obama; so we knew we were seeing something special when we saw it demonstated by Sarah Palin. While it is not political in tone, this video was key in the early marketing of our movement.