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George Will Calls Herman Cain ‘Entrepreneurial Charlatan’ Who Used Campaign ‘As A Book Tour’
Mediaite ^ | December 4, 2011 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 12/04/2011 8:11:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Now that Herman Cain is out of the Republican presidential race, we have officially kicked off the phase where everyone reflects on the ups and downs of his campaign. And on This Week today, George Will wasted no time in calling the ex-candidate “disrespectful” and a “charlatan” for using his candidacy to promote his book and not be a serious candidate bringing ideas to the table like everyone else.

Christiane Amanpour asked the panel if Rick Santorum had the best chance of getting more support in Iowa, particularly from Cain supporters. Will argued there was indeed room in the GOP race for a “dark horse” like Santorum who’s been heavily involved in policy over the past few years to rise in the polls, but he was more concerned with the American political primary system and how it’s been hijacked by “charlatans, entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial charlatans.” Amanpour asked if Will was specifically referring to Cain. Will stated he was.

“Mr. Cain, who used this as a book tour, in a fundamentally disrespectful approach to the selection of presidents.”

Will brought up another high-profile conservative celebrity, Donald Trump, and he clearly did not think highly of the Donald hosting a debate, saying it’s time for the candidates to “do something presidential, stand up and say, ‘we’re not going to be hijacked and participate in this.’” Arianna Huffington agreed, joking that Herman Cain might as well get his own reality show, given how much the rest of the presidential campaign has felt like one already.

Watch the video below, courtesy of ABC:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: cain; christianeamanpour; georgewill; hermancain; hermncain; ricksantorum; rinos
When Mrs. Huffington is agreeing with you, it's time to re-evaluate what you're saying, George. Just sayin'!
1 posted on 12/04/2011 8:11:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry needs to dump Wills wife ASAP!


2 posted on 12/04/2011 8:14:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ain’t it about time you retired, Georgino?


3 posted on 12/04/2011 8:14:45 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; if they don't say "Merry Christmas", don't buy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I tend to fiffle on pundits.


4 posted on 12/04/2011 8:15:59 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


5 posted on 12/04/2011 8:17:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
George Will is the token conservative for the Washington ComPost. He was recently featured in Pennsylvania newspapers denouncing a very logical plan to change us from one of 48 winner take all electoral vote states to one which is allocated by districts like Maine and Nebraska.

A change in the status quo might mean fake voters in Philadelphia don't decide all close state elections. But Will would have none of it. For that, he's a moron, just like Rob Gleason, the state GOP chairman.

6 posted on 12/04/2011 8:50:15 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Gator113; katiedidit1

Remember when, about five minutes ago, George Will was the Conservative standard here for attacking Newt Gingrich.

LOL

Somehow I bet the prevailing opinion of George Will won’t be quite so high on this thread.


7 posted on 12/04/2011 8:56:44 PM PST by TitansAFC (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not your enemies, my fellow Freepers!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cain did do a little too much book selling. But he was doomed by his amateur campaign, a past that for some reason he thought wouldn’t be brought up and the fact that he really didn’t know much about public policy.


8 posted on 12/04/2011 8:57:58 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cain did do a little too much book selling. But he was doomed by his amateur campaign, a past that for some reason he thought wouldn’t be brought up and the fact that he really didn’t know much about public policy.


9 posted on 12/04/2011 8:58:17 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Vigilanteman

Bitter Residue Remains in Pennsylvania
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2816066/posts


10 posted on 12/04/2011 8:58:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mylife; TitansAFC

George Will is the epitome of a duplicitous, snotty Beltway coward.

The Will’s are friends with the Romney’s and yet Will’s wife works in Governor Perry campaign.


11 posted on 12/04/2011 9:03:10 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Mr. Will has a wife?


12 posted on 12/04/2011 9:04:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: onyx

Will does very little to hide his contempt for Social Conservatives.

He also regularly argues for our Presidents to be blue bloods.


13 posted on 12/04/2011 9:10:00 PM PST by TitansAFC (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not your enemies, my fellow Freepers!)
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To: TitansAFC

He’s a globalist and wants globalist vetted leaders of the US. It a citizens of the world club. Herman came in off the street and crashed the party. They don’t like that. Too bad.


14 posted on 12/04/2011 9:21:43 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hermain Cain brought passion and interest to this campaign...I still like him better than the others....

its time we ditch our "conservative" elites like Will and the others....they don't speak for me and probably most, which is why they'll remain in the media...

15 posted on 12/04/2011 9:23:49 PM PST by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up George and sit down.


16 posted on 12/04/2011 9:26:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Joseph Goebbels


17 posted on 12/04/2011 9:30:04 PM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember when George Will used to make sense; to the degree that he was frequently quoted even by El Rushbo. But lately ol’ George sounds like a sarcastic, bitter old RINO. When did he turn into such a Richard Cranium?


18 posted on 12/04/2011 9:39:17 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can. Not. Stand. George. Will.!


19 posted on 12/04/2011 9:45:51 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sorry, George who? Just who is this guy and why is anybody paying him anything to get his opinion?


20 posted on 12/04/2011 9:50:28 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d rather hear what 2ndDivionVet has to say any day anyway...


21 posted on 12/04/2011 9:51:38 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. Apparently....


22 posted on 12/04/2011 10:40:28 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: TitansAFC

Right. Will is very East Coast elite.

He’s a snob.


23 posted on 12/04/2011 10:41:31 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Will always has been and always will be, just a s**t stain on the pavement of history.


24 posted on 12/05/2011 12:38:30 AM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the RINOS fear Cain being chosen as a running mate....


25 posted on 12/05/2011 12:43:26 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Ernie Kaputnik calls George Will a douche and a flagellating butt-head.
26 posted on 12/05/2011 1:14:30 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: freekitty

Not sure George can sit down. I have never seen a man with a bigger pole stuck up his (deleted).


27 posted on 12/05/2011 1:22:43 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

LOL


28 posted on 12/05/2011 2:19:31 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will brought up another high-profile conservative celebrity, Donald Trump, and he clearly did not think highly of the Donald hosting a debate, saying it’s time for the candidates to “do something presidential, stand up and say, ‘we’re not going to be hijacked and participate in this.’”

Totally agree with Will. Was glad to see someone reject Trump's clown show. And who was it? The so-called lunatic:

Ron Paul camp: Donald Trump debate 'beneath the office of the Presidency'

29 posted on 12/05/2011 4:59:21 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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