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GOP Beltway Insiders Krauthammer and Will Describe the Substantive Reasons Sarah Palin Canít Win
Hot Air ^ | June 5, 2011 | Director Blue

Posted on 06/06/2011 8:24:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Charles Krauthammer‘s substantive reasons that Sarah Palin can’t win in 2012:

I think it would make no sense for her to run. I think her chances of winning the nomination are small. The chances of winning the general election are probably nil. I think, for the same reasons you articulated, 60 percent negatives. That’s almost impossible to overcome. And it isn’t as if that is forever. Hillary Clinton had very high negatives at many points in her career. But over time, they tend to soften.

…The problem with her, I think, is that she is not schooled. I don’t mean she didn’t go to the right schools… But when it comes to policies, she’s had two and a half years to school herself, and she hasn’t. And that’s a problem. You want a president who will be able to not have to learn on the job. We’ve already had that… …with President Obama and with others… It’s the lack of effort to school herself and the lack of insight to see that she needs it…

…I think if you’re going to master policy, especially world affairs, you’ve got to know history. As you said, you have to know how things evolved, and she is weak on that. It’s not as if she can’t learn. The fact is it doesn’t appear as if she wants to sort of sit down, spend some months schooling herself, as many people have done in preparing for the presidency. If you’re a governor of any state, you face a narrow range of issues, and you don’t have to deal with the world. It’s incumbent on you to actually learn about it.

So, just to recap, Sarah Palin can’t win against Barack Obama because she has high negatives, she hasn’t “school[ed] herself”, and she’s weak on history. But an incompetent community agitator with no executive experience, no private sector experience and who is an acolyte of Alinsky is qualified because he has a beautiful, cultured speaking voice.

George Will‘s substantive reasons that Sarah Palin can’t win in 2012:

The independent voters have made up their minds about her, and it is a negative judgment they’ve made… After the 2008 campaign she had two things she had to do: she had to go home to Alaska and study, and she had to govern Alaska well. Instead she quit halfway through her first term and shows up in the audience of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and other distinctly non-presidential venues…

Just to recap: independent voters have a negative opinion of Palin. And the fact that Democrat operatives had filed 18 frivolous lawsuits — all later dismissed — against her (source: Associated Press), which were bankrupting her family, had nothing at all to do with it. That, plus appearing in the audience of Dancing with the Stars, disqualifies her.

Is this really what passes for informed commentary inside the Beltway?

Remember: Krauthammer worked for Walter-Freaking-Mondale in 1980. George Will endorsed Howard Baker in 1980. Both of these guys completely missed the Reagan revolution. Krauthammer and Will are certainly smart dudes, but their political instincts appear to be for s***. Palin can win. Bachmann can win. Cain can win. Ryan can win. Santorum can win. Obama is a sitting duck if confronted with a true, articulate Constitutional conservative.

He’s a walking, talking disaster as President. And everyone knows it.

By the way, I’ve been out of town for a while. How are those Stimulus, HAMP, Cash-for-Clunkers, Weatherization, Green Jobs, Obamacare, “Banking Reform”, drilling moratorium, First-Time Home-Buyer Credit, auto company takeovers and QE2 programs working out?

Hat tips: Mark Levin and Gateway Pundit.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: elites; obama; palin; palin2012; pds; sarahpalin; waronsarah
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Didn't many of these elites back Mr. Obama last go-round?
1 posted on 06/06/2011 8:25:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think she will run. Her latest moves, especially the chase-bus, suggest that she won’t.

Nothing to attack there, folks, as much as I know you would like to (and some, bafflingly, have).


2 posted on 06/06/2011 8:27:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blah blah blah.

Brainwashing propagandist RINO maroons.

Go away.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 8:29:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: freedumb2003

I don’t “attack” people for their opinions, I respond to those who denigrate conservatives, like Gov. Sarah Palin.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 8:33:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Krauthammer’s made a Dufus statement! Sarah WILL WIN, regardless of whether or not she runs for President.

She is literally destroying the composure of the MSM. I love it, I love it, I love it.

Sarah Palin is having an impact on this election cycle and infuriating the Left and the RINO Pubbies. Both need extreme punishment for their terminal arrogance and she is giving it to them.

I love it, I love it, I love it.

Go Cudda!


5 posted on 06/06/2011 8:34:12 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: freedumb2003
She's already running, and in a few weeks she'll make that plain to all the idiots who can't see it yet... perhaps because they're still looking for the next "Magic Negro" candidate that will keep the liberals from being mean to us.

;-\

6 posted on 06/06/2011 8:34:55 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Palin 2012 ~ Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I made no suggestion you attacked anyone, 2DV.

I was making a broad statement about those who DO attack.

And you know I have never denigrated Gov. Palin in any post.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 8:35:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Instead she quit halfway through her first term and shows up in the audience of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Umm. No.

8 posted on 06/06/2011 8:35:54 PM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Gargantua

>>She’s already running, and in a few weeks she’ll make that plain to all the idiots who can’t see it yet...<<

And when she declares she is not running, what will you label people who said she will?


9 posted on 06/06/2011 8:36:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i used to greatly admire both of them. now, i refuse to watch them at all.
i believe Will said he’d vote for Obama over her, in 2012!!!
and that she shouldn’t be trusted with nucs.
Krauthammer and Will have jumped the shark.

They say:
“I think it would make no sense for her to run. I think her chances of winning the nomination are small. “
I say, after Sarah wins in 2012:
“i think it would make no sense for them to write more. I think the chances of anyone listening to them or taking them seriously are small.”


10 posted on 06/06/2011 8:36:43 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say we discuss the substantive ways these guys are idiots.


11 posted on 06/06/2011 8:37:22 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

They’re Demwit partisan media shills, and have been for some years.

The Democratic Economist
George F. Will
Thursday, October 4, 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/03/AR2007100302003.html


12 posted on 06/06/2011 8:38:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With friends like the “Republican elitists”, how is the U.S. not finished? The “anti-conservative GOP”, in all of its forms, will help the left destroy the U.S., for the long-term!


13 posted on 06/06/2011 8:38:37 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: freedumb2003

I think the UNdefeated almost makes her enter the race....


14 posted on 06/06/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Krauthammer didnt take the bait on Obama, but George Will sure gushed for him.
The truth is, negatives do matter. If Palin’s negatives are really that high in another 6 months, she wont be able to win. ( Note: I have not seen any consistent polling on her “negatives”) Would I like to have her as president? Of course: I think she’s the best , most articulate potential candidate we’ve come across thus far. (Other than Allen West who probably cant and shouldnt try this go around)
If you want another example of someone with high negatives who everyone (including Rush) said that due to these “negative” numbers she couldnt win, I give you Hillary Clinton....


15 posted on 06/06/2011 8:40:09 PM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Allowing RINO pundits to tell conservatives how to vote is like allowing gay fashion designers to tell straight men how to dress.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 8:40:25 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This elections will formalize the “two -Party” system in the USA as the RinoCrats and Flyover Country...the socialist/fascists versus the Constitutionalists.


17 posted on 06/06/2011 8:40:40 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Elendur

>>Krauthammer and Will have jumped the shark.<<

Krauthammer in particular has gone around the bend, a ‘la McLaughlin.

Does something happen to people when they hit 60 AND are on TV?

Seriesly. I have never seen people slip leftward so much. Not just in their opinions but in coloring their analysis.

Jack Geomond (sp?) was a jerkwad, but he always was objective in his analysis, even then his conclusions went against his liberal views. He called ‘em like he saw ‘em THEN went on about why that was bad.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 8:41:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003
Yeah!! Dude! And when she bakes some cookies and they burn a little on the edges, what will your excuse be then?!

Get lost, tubesock.

;-\/

19 posted on 06/06/2011 8:43:21 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Palin 2012 ~ Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want to know why Krauthamster and Wont seem to always win.
Isn’t there some batting standard, as in Wont’s beloved sport?
Are they, Heaven forbid, experts for life, always aboard the Gravy Train?
Whatta gig, man! Terry Jacks would have loved it!


20 posted on 06/06/2011 8:43:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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