A common sense conservative is how the author describes herself, and when I finished the book, I felt that that's what she really is. She comes across as believable. She names a significant number of people who have been giving her a life-long support, which I don't believe they would do if she were a phony or a power hungry maniac.
She is definitively a "fly-over country character" so despised by the liberal elites, and she pretty much confirms that Democrat Party, due to its lack of any new and progressive ideas since FDR, is using Saul Alinsky's character assasination to destroy its political oponents.
The viciousnes with which Democrats attacked her after the elections testifies to the fact that they consider her to be very dangerous to their agenda... in other words, as someone who would be good for America.
This book is not for people who can't stand Readers' Digest or W.E.B. Griffin.