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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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!