In a new poll, Americans have voted to nominate Charlie Sheen over Sarah Palin. The popular star of "Two and a Half Men" is much preferred by American voters over Sarah Palin who they view as 'untrustworthy' and 'kooky'.
Sheen has seen a huge surge of popularity over the previous week after he endeared himself to ordinary people by the raw intensity of his blog on Twitter which had the hugest surge of hits in its history.
The handsome actor is viewed as intelligent and macho and as American as apple pie. Women adore him and men view him as a pal whom they would like to play pool with and share a few Budweisers with at the bar. He has become an American folk hero. The man on the street identifies with sheen and admires his stance on his "Torpedo of Truth Tour" which sold out in minutes. He appears to be a guy who is prepared to go to fight for what he believes him with integrity and charm. Sheen has laid his soul bare and has shown himself at his most vulnerable but the Americans have taken him to their hearts like a war hero.
Washington pundits see Sheen as being political dynamite and see him as a potential running mate to run on a "dream ticket" with Barack Obama. The Republicans deeply distrust Sarah Palin whom is viewed as a 'loose cannon'. The whole Tea Party phenomenon is running dry and Americans are tired of this 'football mom': the overwhelming majority view Sheen as a man who can identify with the 'man in the street' and is someone the US Army views as a 'man's man'.
Americans troops admired Charlie Sheen in the 80s film 'Platoon' and they see him as someone who is a red-blooded American patriot. He is similar in his appeal to Bruce Springsteen and appeals to both men and women.
Republicans want to approach Sheen and put an offer on the table on the condition that Hillary Clinton can reign him in if he gets out of control. The feisty Hillary is not afraid of working with Sheen and is said to be underwhelmed by Barack Obama's indecisive performance of late. Hillary has had to 'fly solo' and deal with international diplomacy single-handedly and cope with the Japanese earthquake at the same time as Colonel Gaddafi.
Joe Average is frustrated by the performance of Sarah Palin whom they view as 'irrelevant' and 'mumsy'. They scorn her as a 'pit-bull wearling lipstick' and say she should be an Avon lady if she wants to wear makeup. Even American matriarchs are tiring of Palin and view her as a 'lightweight'. Sheen is viewed as a strong male role model who is prepared to use force if necessary and is not afraid to act decisively.
It is obvious that he is highly intelligent, has charm and charisma. Politics have come into play and Washington insiders see Sheen as a 'rough diamond' whom could be cultivated and groomed for leadership.
It is a worrying time for the Americans with the country being on the verge of war with Libya and Tomahawks on military operations over Benghazi. The moral is low and above all the Americans want a strong macho, hero whom they can look up to and view as a role model. An unnamed insider has said that Americans view Sheen as a kind of real life GI Joe who is brave and heroic and not a lapdog.
Hillary Clinton is to invite Sheen to her cabin in Idaho and to motivate him to clean up his act and detox in the Betty Ford Clinic. She is willing to act as a kind of 'Mrs Robinson' who will 'save' Sheen from self-destruction.
Sheen's publicity people are in negotiations with Hillary Clinton and have told her that Sheen is a 'big pussy cat' who will be amicable if his huge ego is stroked and he is given a saucer of creamy milk.
Sheen has controversially claimed that US troops should be deployed on the ground in Libya and that they will all be heroic and their brave loyalty will be rewarded by the American people.