Sarah Palin (2008): After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next."
Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton (2009): Reset button
Palin did not read the New York Times, on any regular basis, so she was mocked by the liberals. How did she get it so right, while the liberals, who mocked her, got it so wrong? Maybe she just took a look at Russia, from Alaska (it is only three miles away), and used her judgment.
Putin does not fear Obama (why should he?). One suggestion for Obama, going forward: Never use the two words "red line" again.