Skip to comments.Not a fan: Krauthammer calls Palin 'rather weak' and gives her 'no chance of winning' in 2012
Posted on 12/31/2010 2:46:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Is the idea that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin could be Americas next president laughable? Not only to many on the left, but also to conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer.
On Fridays broadcast of Inside Washington, Krauthammer offered several reasons why Palin shouldnt be considered the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election.
What do you mean if not Sarah Palin in 2012? Krauthammer said. Whos saying shes going to be the presidential candidate? I dont even hear her saying it. Her chances of being are smaller than half a dozen other people. If you talk to Republicans, I dont think there are what, more than one in three who would tell you she has a chance of winning the presidency or even the nomination.
Because of that, he said, she wasnt the favorite.
And she is not the favorite, he continued. She has a very strong core constituency but outside of that I think she is rather weak.
Krauthammer has previously downplayed Palins chances and indicated he favors Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. He said Palin would not be the ideal candidate to unseat a vulnerable President Barack Obama.
Her negatives are over 50 percent, Krauthammer said. She has no chance of winning a general election. Why would you want a candidate who is going to lose against a Democrat who is going to be vulnerable and who is also extremely ideologically ambitious?
He even employed a Keith Olbermann catch phrase to describe Palin and said even fellow Republicans didnt see Palin as qualified.
A half-term governor? Im not sure Republicans think of her as qualified. Krauthammer said.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
...In January 1981, Krauthammer began his journalistic career, joining The New Republic as a writer and editor....
...on domestic issues, Krauthammer is a supporter of legalized abortion; an opponent of the death penalty; an intelligent design critic and an advocate for the scientific consensus on evolution, calling the religion-science controversy a "false conflict;" a supporter of embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications; and a longtime advocate of radically higher energy taxes to induce conservation....
Yeah, quite the conservative...
Chuck has a weak chin.
He is a first-class jerk!
Once again Charles lets his Elite panties show in public. Has anyone asked him exactly who in the Republican bank of contestants he thinks is the best and why?
People also said that an incompetent, Marxist manchild from Kenya becoming president was also “laughable”. Who is laughing now.
Yea, like we have never heard this from him before. Apparently Charles is not getting enough people to pay attention to him nowdays so this tripe line of his keeps coming up. Then again, maybe he is so scared she will actually do it that he has to keep convincing himself that she won’t so his establilshment world view apple cart won’t be upset.
His only hope of remaining gamefully employed in the beltway is to keep the establishment RINOs in power. If the Tea Party tide keeps rolling, Charles just might have to retire because nobody outside of his sphere of “intellectuals” give a rat’s fart what he thinks anymore. Even a person with hearing good enough to hear a mouse pissing on a cotton ball won’t get a tickle in their ear when he roars.
I suppose for his one in three, he quizzed David Frum, Peggy Noonan and Scott Brown.
He is a first-class jerk!
"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt."
Why not Palin? Here are facts: Barack Obama never was an executive in his entire life (Community Organizer)and...it shows in his utter incompetence. Joe Biden is as dumb as human being can become. John Kerry is a total waste as a human being and a public servant. Shall I go on!!! Charles, my boy, you gotta be kidding. I’ll trust, street smart Sarah Palin over any of these deadbeat America haters!!! And.....let my remind you Mr. Kraut, that Marco Rubio was to be slaughtered by Charlie Crist, and just how many votes did Rubio kick his useless butt by, say close to one million. Kraut, get a new fruit cart to vend from. This anti-Palin fruit ain’t sellin’!!!
Who is surprised, he wasn’t a Reagan supporter either?!
As much as I would love it if Sarah Palin became our President...I’m afraid she cannot. She can do more where she is and is out there doing it now. I love and admire Sarah Palin but don’t think she will run much less win. We have to support others whom we can be more certain about like Herman Cain. The man is brilliant and has an EXCELLENT chance of winning if he chooses to run. No romney, no mccain, none of the stale old same oh, same ohs.
Sarah could kick his RINO a$$.
I think you are going to see an interesting event over Sarah Palin as she campaigns. The libs want to her to win the nominaton. They are going to register as Republicans in primaries to help too.
All the while, the old guard in the Republican party are praying she doesn’t run.