Wired PR News.com – After running mate Senator John McCain conceded to new President Elect, Barack Obama, in what proved to be one of the United States’ most historical elections to date, Governor Sarah Palin made the return home to Alaska on Wednesday. As reported by Reuters, the Governor’s return may not be as well received as may have been expected by Palin, who had earned the reputation as a more neutral leader than the past few weeks of campaigning has shown.
Analysts speculate that the no holds barred, strict conservative views expressed by Palin on the campaign trail will have a significant impact on her approval rating among Alaskans who had grown accustomed to her nonpartisan governing style. Palin’s rating was once the highest among any governor in the United States.
As quoted by the Anchorage Daily News in the Reuters report, “Her [Palin’s] obligations as governor point her in one direction. Her national ambitions point her in another.” Some question whether she will regain her ability to connect with the people, as in past years, on issues that have mass public appeal.