Palin was criticized for lack of experience. So, I believe she is leaving the Governor's office to look for a good CEO position where she will be mentored by a sympathetic board of directors. Note: I believe by law, she must be out of office for 6 months before taking a position that might involve contracts with the Government. That avoids "the appearance of impropriety." If she is successful, she will hand Romney his hat and show him the door.The Democratic Party race for the Presidential nomination in 2012 is not nearly as interesting as the Republican race. On the Democratic Party side you only have the President, the VP and the Secretary of State.
Regards — Cliff