Skip to comments.Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)
Posted on 12/13/2009 7:57:46 PM PST by 4rcane
Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)
I think he thought he was asked about Barbour.
Exactly. He was AGREEING with Barbour. You can tell just by the rest of the interview and the way he gave fluffy answers to Geraldo’s previous questions regarding Palin’s qualifications. Cantor can’t stand Palin. Maybe he and Romney have a deal that he’ll be Romney’s runningmate or something?
What does Haley Barbour have to do with it? Confusing question, if you ask me.
He screwed up the interview yet he feel the nerve to judge others. If Palin answered like that, there be alot of media coverage on it. Eric Cantor answered stupidly
Sorry. I’m a Palin enthusiast, but I didn’t see the dissing others seem to see in this clip. I wouldn’t characterize his comments as an endorsement, but come on! It’s 2009, the next presidential election is almost three years away. No GOP player is likely to be committing him or herself this early to back Palin or any other candidate. I think Cantor observed Reagan’s command: don’t diss other Republicans. I much prefer his take to some of the “damning with faint praise” comments I’ve heard from the Huckster and Romney.
Question: The Haley Barbour question, is she qualified to be president, yes or no?
Cantors answer: Haley Barbour is um, he, he is an expert, that guy is one of the smartest people that I know, and he is a real leader.
Questioner: And he didnt answer the question (laughing).
Cantors answer: Smiling (in affirmative), silence.
Questioner’s conclusion: Like I said to our friend Mike Huckabee last night, I think that Sarah Palin scares main stream republicans like Eric Cantor and Haley Barbour as much as she scares the democrats.
I disagree with your assessment of the interview.
Not only am I passionate about Palin being the presidential candidate. In my perfect world, Romney, Cantor, and Pawlenty will NOT be the VP candidates either.
The only person at the moment that I consider ideal as a VP candidate for Palin is Bobby Jindal or someone like Michelle Bachmann (that would not be realisitc) honestly just someone else other than the 3 above...
Unfortunately, their fear is not of Sarah Palin herself, but of her being on the ticket in 2012 and being soundly defeated ...they have no confidence in her ability to win...magritte
I was just telling someone about Paul Ryan. I’ve liked every appearance that I’ve seen of him. Can’t say the same for Cantor.
So the guys that cannot even get on the radar, and that don’t have a snowball’s chance, try to say something that silly about the leading republican?
Eric Cantor just failed the test, and he probably doesn’t know it yet.
Just a word to the wise. If you are more afraid of Palin than you are Obama, then you aren’t going to be the one leading the charge against the Obamists. You aren’t cut out for the job. Take some time and work on your real estate license or something; you need to find a new line of work.
The right answer to the question, “is she the one to beat in the Republican Party” is “no. Obama is the one to beat if you’re a citizen with a shred of patriotism.”
The right answer to “is she qualified to be president” is “you need to ask a much more serious question: how did a cipher with no past, no accomplishments, no resume, no paper trail, and no history manage to get himself elected to the White House; and how much more damage is he going to do before we find a way to stop him.”
Or, how about this: “Palin has shown what she’s made of in Alaska, and President Obama is in the process of destroying everything he touches. His qualifications should be the ones that absolutely frighten you to the point of decisive action to save whats left of the republic.”
You don’t become a leader by applying for the job. You become a leader by leading. If I were looking for someone to lead a cavalry charge I’d look for the person who is already leading it. I sure wouldn’t give the job to a guy who toadies up to Geraldo, for pete’s sake.
Magritte, are you serious? You are just as out of touch as they are. With the right VP Candidate (I’m hoping Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, he’s got the right credentials and he adds “diversity” as an Indian-American)
Palin is the ONLY one with the chance of beating Barack Obama. Even swing voters who aren’t that conservative will prefer Palin over to some slick-gel-haired establishment elitist Rino like Romney. Those silent but ever important swing voters at least appreciate voting for someone who is a straight-talker. Someone they know what to expect from even if they’re not on the same page on every issue. I think people underestimate that about Palin.
People underestimate her potential to appeal outside the base over all.
How hard is it for one of these pathetic cowards to respond, simply: “Certainly, as a former governor, Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than the current occupant of the White House.”?
EXACTLY marron, and what Palin proves time and time again is that she’s not just looking out for herself (unlike Romney and now Cantor)—she GENUINELY cares about the state of this country. about honoring our military, being a voice for people regardless of what title she holds, etc... Just look at her credentials:
hockey mom to councilman to mayor to governor. she slipped into politics because she CARED about her state, about the people she serves.
Businessmen like Romney and law school grads like Cantor are just ambition-driven politicians who have been preparing to run their whole lives.
AGREED! They are so self-serving! I would vote for Palin over them even if she never was mayor or governor and was just running as a hockey mom.
I think you are misreading it... historically the nominees for Republican president come from the runners-up in the previous cycle...that makes Romney & Huckabee at the top. Losing VP candidates have had no impact historically...based on that, Cantor (who wanted to be McCain’s VP) is looking for a strong candidate to attach to, and in his opinion it is NOT Palin...I think Barbour is keeping his options open, with the same opinion of Palin at this point...magritte
Hey CP...check my #37...not talking about my opinions about the candidates...weighing what’s going on politically in DC now involving Cantor and Barbour...and I am definitely not out touch...Republican machine politics is fairly predictable historically, that’s why this maneuvering seems pretty easy to figure out... magritte
I think that you don’t get it, the choice of republicans is Governor Palin by a wide margin, the establishment cannot keep a strong candidate from sweeping the primaries.
You are wrong in your assessment of Romney and Cantor.
Romney / Cantor 2012 ...magritte
5 posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 5:09:38 PM by magritte
What was with the Elvis ‘do and talking through the gums of his upper teeth? He was even breathing through his teeth a couple of times.