Skip to comments.George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society
Posted on 02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible experience pertinent to the presidency. This was 1964.
Barry Goldwater, whose seat John McCain occupies, chose to run with Bill Miller, a congressman from Lockport, N.Y., near Buffalo. Miller, Goldwater cheerfully explained, annoyed Lyndon Johnson. After the Goldwater-Miller ticket lost 44 states, Miller retired to Lockport, where he practiced law and lived in dignified anonymity until his death in 1983. Although he had served as an assistant prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg and spent seven terms in Congress, no one suggested he should be considered for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination.
Yet Sarah Palin, who with 17 months remaining in her single term as Alaska's governor quit the only serious office she has ever held, is obsessively discussed as a possible candidate in 2012. Why? She is not going to be president and will not be the Republican nominee unless the party wants to lose at least 44 states.
Conservatives, who rightly respect markets as generally reliable gauges of consumer preferences, should notice that the political market is speaking clearly: The more attention Palin receives, the fewer Americans consider her presidential timber. The latest Post-ABC News poll shows that 71 percent of Americans -- including 52 percent of Republicans -- think she is not qualified to be president.(continued)
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George Will tries to protect his fellow Washington insider friends.
he he. Makes me wonder what serious office George "Dinner Party" Will has ever held.
I’d rather read the inane ramblings of obvious libs like Mo Dowd or Thomas Friedman than drivel like this from the execrable self-ordained conservative, George Will.
Hanging around the beltway cocktail parties all these years has you sounding like Peggy Noonan.
LOL! You just made his point.
The comb-over crowd prefers “experience” in a Republican ticket...
Probably single-handedly convinced Bob Dole to run in ‘96.
This is the Alan Colmes of conservative pundits, who lives out his pompous life as the token RINO of ABC.
Isn't George the effete vacuous snob who had dinner for 0bama ?
This was a coordinated hit by the beltway faux conservative elitists:
What Sarah Palin Doesn’t Know
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-17-10 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
“If experience is a criterion for the White House, explain Mr. Obama to me, George.”
we don’t need a Republican version of Obama
Damn, it’s really got to suck being an elite trying to convince us to believe them or our lieing f**cking eyes!
And the snobs use the language of losers.
George Will is pure elitist.
I don't think Palin will run in 2012, 2016 is more likely. But I hope she does jump in. Without Palin representing conservatives and traditionalists in 2012, the GOP will offer up another round of stale old worn out candidates. Some rehashed leftovers from 2008. You know who!
SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA.
No, he didn’t. Obama had no executive experience, Sarah Palin does.
The more such articles appear, the greater the cacaphony of derision, the surer it becomes that Sarah Palin will be the next President. No such hue and cry would arise were that not the case.
According to beltway conventional wisdom, Obama was “qualified” to US voters, but Palin is not. Beam me up.
Now, be nice to George.
His knickers are perfectly creased.
We are the uneducated class.
Obama And Conservatives Break Bread At George Will’s House
Huffpost January 13, 2009 08:37 PM
And a majority of American voters thought obama did —Damn this country has gone crazy
I’m not sold 100% to Sarah Palin, but the attacks of so-called conservative pundits, etc., are really sickening. The Republican nominee will be decided through the primaries; if they don’t like her, they better launch their own candidate that can gather as much support as Sarah Palin does.
Obama dines with George Will
January 13, 2009
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter
Talk about “reaching out.”
President-elect Barack Obama held an unannounced dinner Tuesday night at the $19 million home of conservative columnist George Will, according to a pool report.
Two other conservative columnists — William Kristol and the New York Times’ David Brooks — also were spotted there, the report said.
George. You make a decent point or two, but your snobbery drips from every paragraph. You should go back to wearing those yellow coolats to baseball games, while telling us how bad jeans look.
Coming out of the woodwork: elitist RINOs
When are these idiots going to realize that when they align themselves with liberals against Palin, they align themselves against everyday Americans.
George Will always reminds me of the Loyalists right before the Revolution. Oh so logical and refined...the kind up man who would tut tut the firebrands like Sam Adams and Patrick Henry...and give a hundred reasons why the taxes weren't so bad and it was better to stay a part of the British Empire.....but failing to see that the times had changed and the people were ready to throw off their "betters" and take control of their destiny...Sarah Palin doesn't speak for the George Will's of the world...men comfortable with the corrupt status quo of Washington...she speaks for us...and there are millions more of us than of him!!
George Will isn’t taking irrelevance very gracefully, is he!
Exactly...lets hear it George about Biden and Ozero.
How the hell does a columnist like Will afford a 19 million dollar home? I think Bill Gates’ home only cost something like 23 million.
Class Dork, perpetual trophy, four years running!
George, you elitist snob. You just keep on believing what you believe and have another cocktail.
“SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA.”
That needed to be said again. ;>)
Will would prefer a Republican version of John Edwards.
Thanks for taking the words right off of my keyboard. If you don't mind, I'll also stop by to wish George a good trip to Florida for spring training. Write us a couple of columns on "The American Game" and forget politics, George. You don't have any stuff left for The Show - try a slow-pitch beer league like covering a school board election.
... asks George Will, while obsessively discussing Sarah Palin as a possible candidate in 2012.
That’s really all it comes down to, isn’t it?
The numbers speak for themselves.
Palin has some very, very heavy lifting to do to even win the GOP nomination.
Think it out a little better!
Sarah has never ran for president, hasn’t given her own detail ideas for America yet, hasnt faced any challengers to debate the issues and yet she shouldnt even consider to run, she isn’t worthy or qualified to run, she should just leave and go home because some want her to do that?
These guys seem to do this every 3 to 6 months. They probably know that they need more readers, and what better way to get them than to write about Palin.
Georgie Will protects his Brie and Chablis invites. He has no idea how the other 85% of the Country thinks.
Pray for America and Gov Palin
Whoever wants to get by Palin has the heavy lifting to do. Nobody out there seems likely to do it.
Will is another Washingtonian shill headed for the unemployment line.
Hey George Will, what did you say about 0bama, 2 years before the 2008 elections, when CBS came out with this poll?
“According to CBS News, only 29% of registered voters considered then presidential candidate Barack Obama experienced enough to be President in August of 2007, just six months before the Iowa caucuses. This CBS News poll shows that a plurality of Democrat primary voters considered Obama to lack the experience to serve as President. By a almost a 2-to-1 margin, Independents answered the question negatively.”
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