This article by Steven Hayward in the Weekly Standard addresses an idea that has fascinated us ever since Sarah Palin was selected as John McCain’s running mate.
We will just quote the beginning with the obligatory exhortation…
Give 'em Hell, Sarah
Like Truman, a natural-born executive.
Lurking just below the surface of the second-guessing about Sarah Palin's fitness to be president is the serious question of whether we still believe in the American people's capacity for self-government, what we mean when we affirm that all American citizens are equal, and whether we tacitly believe there are distinct classes of citizens and that American government at the highest levels is an elite occupation.
And for better or worse, we anticipate putting up a piece we are finishing that takes up the same basic idea but with a slightly different approach – free from all that intellectual rigor and application of historical examples … but with more snark! Perhaps you will see it sometime in the next several days.