Skip to comments.George Will On Romney: The Republicans Have Found Their Michael Dukakis
Posted on 10/23/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT by Eagle Forgotten
In a stinging comparison that is sure to leave a mark, on Sundays This Week With Christiane Amanpour, George Will said the rise of Herman Cain had a lot to do with Republicans coming to the realization that Mitt Romney is their Michael Dukakis. A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology, Will observed.
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I could have told you that in 2007.
Think of it this way. Horton became a political problem when the state of Massachusetts cut him loose for a weekend visit and he decided he needed to do a home invasion in Maryland where he beat the occupants and raped the wife.
Here we have the state of Massachusetts once again cutting loose a guy who'd earlier been housed and fed by the state government at public expense, and he's taken the opportunity to break into the Republican party where he's terrorizing the occupants (with a large wad of campaign cash), and for all we know may be joining Joe Biden in upping the rape rate.
I think we need to send Willard and Willy (if he's lose again) back home where they belong!
Oh, yeah, they offer FREE MEDICAL CARE for illegal aliens and there's going to be a hard winter this year. Mass is the place to be fur shur.
“Stopped Clock Right Twice a Day” ping. Thanks Eagle Forgotten.
Frankly, I think either George is headed “round the bend” as the Brits say; or he is being facetious. For instance, this portion of his statement: “ A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology,
I can’t remember anyone ever accusing Dukakis of being COMPETENT.....and with Romneycare smearing up his resume’ Mitt’s claim to competence doesn’t look real shiny, either....at least not to me!
Romney must not win the nomination!
I have heard him compared to Michael Dukakis and Thomas Dewey.
If only the Republican party still had a Lee Atwater. This character wouldn’t be polling over 5% if we did.
I can see Will’s reasoning somewhat. After all, Dukakis was called, “Zorba the Clerk” after his technocratic, jello-spined, persona.
Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Romney, Chsvez. Totalitarian stupid know it alls.
Do these people know anything about politics? Dukaka was the biggest loser the dems have nominated in modern times.
Romney is certainly not the perfect candidate as far as conservatives are concerned but he is orders of magnitude better than Dukakis.
Sorry but this commentary is right up there with Juan Williams notion that if Sarah Palin gets in then Chris Christy would just have to enter the race. That one left me thinking, how in the world does this guy have a job as a political commentator.
I think it’s an apt analogy.
Are we sure that establishment Republicans want the GOP to win?
About all he can do with the nomination is supress turnout for Republicans running for other offices.
Like we needed Will to point out Romney sucks. The only two things Will has ever done for me is cure my insomnia and make me (a former Baltimore resident) dislike the Orioles.
“The real mystery is why anyone thinks Romney has a chance to win. He has been running for President for about half his life, at least that is the way it seems. So far he has managed to garner between ten and twelve percent nationwide popularity. Outside of New England it’s probably much lower than that.”
Exactly right. And don’t forget that if he somehow slithers in and becomes the nominee, the Obama billion dollar machine will have a field day making multiple ads with Romney in his own words debating himself. I don’t know if there’s ever been a candidate with so much transparent dishonesty in his positions.
I would argue that Romney is actually the only candidate that is a guaranteed loser against Obama (okay, we can ad Ron Paul in there too). The rest are more conservative and don’t have mile-long records of flip-flops. I just don’t know how the GOP elite can be so blind to all these facts staring them right in the face.
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