Who is more respected, Sarah Palin or Al Gore? The Answer is Sarah Palin, buy five percent.
Sarah Palin may not be teh sharpest knife in the drawer, but people perceive her as real. In a time when too many of our leaders, are packaged, branded and handled, Palin comes across as just who she is? People may not like what she stands for, but at least they know what she stands for and that generates respect, even if you don't agree with her.