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