Skip to comments.GOP Beltway Insiders Krauthammer and Will Describe the Substantive Reasons Sarah Palin Canít Win
Posted on 06/06/2011 8:24:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Charles Krauthammers substantive reasons that Sarah Palin cant 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. Thats almost impossible to overcome. And it isnt 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 dont mean she didnt go to the right schools But when it comes to policies, shes had two and a half years to school herself, and she hasnt. And thats a problem. You want a president who will be able to not have to learn on the job. Weve already had that with President Obama and with others Its the lack of effort to school herself and the lack of insight to see that she needs it
I think if youre going to master policy, especially world affairs, youve got to know history. As you said, you have to know how things evolved, and she is weak on that. Its not as if she cant learn. The fact is it doesnt 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 youre a governor of any state, you face a narrow range of issues, and you dont have to deal with the world. Its incumbent on you to actually learn about it.
So, just to recap, Sarah Palin cant win against Barack Obama because she has high negatives, she hasnt school[ed] herself, and shes 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 Wills substantive reasons that Sarah Palin cant win in 2012:
The independent voters have made up their minds about her, and it is a negative judgment theyve 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.
Hes a walking, talking disaster as President. And everyone knows it.
By the way, Ive 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.
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).
Blah blah blah.
Brainwashing propagandist RINO maroons.
I don’t “attack” people for their opinions, I respond to those who denigrate conservatives, like Gov. Sarah Palin.
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.
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.
>>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?
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.
“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.”
I say we discuss the substantive ways these guys are idiots.
They’re Demwit partisan media shills, and have been for some years.
The Democratic Economist
George F. Will
Thursday, October 4, 2007
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!
I think the UNdefeated almost makes her enter the race....
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....
Allowing RINO pundits to tell conservatives how to vote is like allowing gay fashion designers to tell straight men how to dress.
This elections will formalize the “two -Party” system in the USA as the RinoCrats and Flyover Country...the socialist/fascists versus the Constitutionalists.
>>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.
Get lost, tubesock.
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!
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