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Charles Krauthammer Tells Bill O’Reilly Sarah Palin Must Expand Policy Knowledge
Mediaite ^ | 12/14/10 | Glen Davis

Posted on 12/14/2010 7:28:22 PM PST by pissant

Bill O’Reilly recently talked with frequent Fox News guest Charles Krauthammer to handicap potential GOP candidates’ chances in the 2012 presidential election. Krauthammer called Mitt Romney the front-runner” and said Mike Huckabee has established himself as a “major player”…but his most dissected comments will probably be his remarks on one Sarah Palin.

Krauthammer compared Palin’s problem to Hillary Clinton’s in the late 1990s – strong support from her core base, virulent opposition from most others. O’Reilly asked if the level of opposition to Palin is the media’s fault, and while Krauthammer said they’ve “contributed enormously” and that “the animus to her is unprecedented,” he also allowed that “she is not practiced in policy” and that the infamous Katie Couric interview was “not a ‘gotcha’ interview.” According to Krauthammer, Palin’s growth in mastering policy issues will shape her fate:

“I think if you want to expand your base, you have to get into policy even though it sounds dull.”

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1 posted on 12/14/2010 7:28:28 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I always like accusations, which is all this amounts to, from people who can’t back it up with examples.


2 posted on 12/14/2010 7:30:30 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Apparently Charlie hasn’t read any of Palin’s Op-ed pieces she has done in the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post


3 posted on 12/14/2010 7:31:25 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: pissant

I agree with a lot of what he says. Palin was made to look stupid in the Couric interview; which we know she is not. But, she isn’t the policy wonk that someone like a Gingrich is. I would vote for her over Gingrich because I think he isn’t trustworthy. But, she needs to bone up enough to sound thoroughly competent on the national stage.


4 posted on 12/14/2010 7:31:35 PM PST by Blogger
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To: pissant

this is such b.s. it has been shown on FR over and over with links out the wazzoo showing her extensive policy knowledge, both foreign and domestic...


5 posted on 12/14/2010 7:31:42 PM PST by raygunfan
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To: pissant
Krauthammer called Mitt Romney the front-runner” and said Mike Huckabee has established himself as a “major player”…

BWAHAHAHA! Ho! HO! HA! HA! ROFL!
6 posted on 12/14/2010 7:31:51 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: pissant

Regan was not a policy wonk. Gingrich is the consumate policy wonk. You’re fine Sarah.


7 posted on 12/14/2010 7:33:35 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure.)
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To: pissant
Krauthammer called Mitt Romney the front-runner” and said Mike Huckabee has established himself as a “major player”

It sounds like Krauthammer is getting senile.

8 posted on 12/14/2010 7:35:42 PM PST by stevem
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To: pissant

The real question will be if Sarah runs, and if she gets the nomination, will Krauthammer be as “helpful” to her as he was to Christine O’Donnell?


9 posted on 12/14/2010 7:36:22 PM PST by KJC1
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To: pissant
Since when is being a policy wonk a Presidential prerequisite?

Palin has experience governing, and she had a very high approval rating as Gov.

10 posted on 12/14/2010 7:37:48 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: KJC1
will Krauthammer be as “helpful” to her as he was to Christine O’Donnell?

Yes.

11 posted on 12/14/2010 7:37:51 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: pissant
Kraut and Tokyo Rove's 15 minutes are over ... irrelevant.
12 posted on 12/14/2010 7:37:57 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: pissant
She could take krauthammer on head to head on policy and she would kick his miserable liberal dim arse. He would almost always give the one world order, big government, anti American exceptionalism viewpoit, while Sarah would embrace both American exceptionalism as well as American Nationalism. kraut needs to quit playing a conservative for pay... he is just not very good at it.

LLS

13 posted on 12/14/2010 7:40:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Huckabee and Romney , please give me a break.

open borders and homo’s.


14 posted on 12/14/2010 7:40:23 PM PST by manc (FOX/media never mention the homo private who stole the secrets or show the homo agenda do they? mmm)
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To: Blogger

Well, she’s sure no John Bolton when it comes to foreign policy that’s for sure.


15 posted on 12/14/2010 7:40:59 PM PST by Bullish
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To: pissant
DGAS

FWIW

16 posted on 12/14/2010 7:41:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: Blogger

I want a leader, not a wonk.


17 posted on 12/14/2010 7:41:50 PM PST by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Reagan might not have been a wonk along the lines of Gingrich, but he was much more versed on policy than he’s been given credit for. He was writing in-depth position papers in the years after his governorship.


18 posted on 12/14/2010 7:41:57 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: pissant

What Krauthammer is really saying: “ I am Ivy League educated, you are not. That comes first before anything else.”


19 posted on 12/14/2010 7:42:02 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: pissant
"ObamaBOT, Obama defender, and ObamaCARE-supporter, misogynist-Krauthammer
called Mitt Romney the front-runner”

There, fixed it for you.

"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
We attack the GOP's women candidates ….for you.
For you!!!!!!"


"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on," grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "

20 posted on 12/14/2010 7:42:47 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: pissant

Romney the front runner? In what poll?

Charles is jumping over a shark here, like Rove did with the Tea Party.

Sarah Palin expounded and influenced more policy with her Facebook page than Charles can dream of doing in his variuous media avenues.

She actually got out of Alaska and influenced elections, the GOP and policies more than anyone.

Mitt—nothing. Huckabee—a folksie joke. Pawlenty—who?
Jindal—couldn’t even build a sandbar to protect his state’s coastline from an oil spill. Oh, and he isn’t natural born either.

Sarah Palin—Presidential material.

Oh, you betcha.

Charles can handicap all he wants. Won’t change what will soon happen. We have had enough of the RINOS and the DC insiders and panderers.

It is a time for string leadership, and Sarah has that in spades.

You see the lawlessness and corruption that Joe Miller is contending with in Alaska. This is what Sarah Plain wrestled with and beat back every day there.

But, oh yeah, she needs to bone up on policy.

Where’s that halibut mallet?


21 posted on 12/14/2010 7:42:57 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: KJC1

According to Krauthammer, Palin’s growth in mastering policy issues will shape her fate.

When it comes to energy policy, i will take Palin over any politician from either party.


22 posted on 12/14/2010 7:43:08 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: pissant
Krauthammer called Mitt Romney the front-runner”

AHHHHH!!! Surely he is not really that stupid. Nit-Witt Mitt will NEVER be an ACCEPTABLE candidate, much less the Front-Runner!!!

23 posted on 12/14/2010 7:43:26 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: pissant
Harvard grad Krathammer is strong on Princeton grad Mitch Daniels. Color not surprised.

We have had Ivy League Presidents for 22 consecutive years (everyone since Reagan). Ivy League law graduates dominate the Supreme court, most recent cabinets and head many government departments. Ivy Leaguers are much of the problem.

24 posted on 12/14/2010 7:44:00 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: pissant

So far all the policy wonks have done is continuously screw up the nation. Maybe we need someone in charge who ISN’T all about policy and nuance.


25 posted on 12/14/2010 7:45:13 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Obviously Krauthammer never reads Free Republic > Either that or he considers us as irrelevant.

Mitt Romney will never be a front runner in my book. nor will Huckabee.


26 posted on 12/14/2010 7:45:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Blogger

I thinks it is clear that he is correct but She can get there with the proper team. I’m tired of policy wonks. They got us here.


27 posted on 12/14/2010 7:45:34 PM PST by Benchim
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To: pissant
Krauthammer is a stealth communist. If he has bothered himself to read anything written by Sarah Palin, he couldn't be honestly saying what he says about her.

Anyone shilling for Romney is pure unadulterated evil.

28 posted on 12/14/2010 7:45:50 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: pissant

Krauthammer is looking more and more like a jerk every day.

Maybe the Mittster promised to make him his Secretary of State. Something is sure motivating all this slime.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 7:45:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: pissant

More knowledge is always good. I think Kraut should attempt to can expand his knowledge to equal Sarah’s. Or he can shut up....his call.


30 posted on 12/14/2010 7:45:50 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Bullish

She is no John Bolton on domestic issues... that is for sure... she does not support gay marriage and she does not support the repeal of dadt.

“Bolton is talking about running for president, and up until now it has been virtually impossible to find out anything concerning his views about the core moral questions of our day. That is no longer the case.

Townhall:

Reiterating a point he made to the Daily Caller, Bolton confirms he’s willing to rankle some social conservatives by positioning himself to the Left of [Alleged] President Obama by explicitly voicing support for gay marriage. “I think [same-sex marriage] is something that in society today, we ought to be able to live with,” he says. “I don’t, however, think this is a matter to be adjudicated in federal courts. I don’t think the Constitution speaks to the question at all. It’s an issue that ought to be primarily decided at the state level, rather than being handed down by judicial edict.”

He also makes really stupid remarks about abortion:

The question that Roe poses is not whether the Court was right or wrong on abortion; it’s whether it was right or wrong as a matter of Constitutional jurisprudence.”

http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=18211&posts=3

LLS


31 posted on 12/14/2010 7:46:10 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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I didn’t think it was all that bad. I do think she could use some foreign policy knowledge but that won’t come from the position she is in or has been in. This is more something that will show by whom he puts in her cabinet.


32 posted on 12/14/2010 7:46:53 PM PST by blarney
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To: Texas Fossil

Krauthammer is brilliant. He made one mistake. He became a Washington insider. When he grows up he wants to be George will.


33 posted on 12/14/2010 7:46:53 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: SoConPubbie
That's what I was thinking when I read that.

The Hammer has gotta' get out more (on the internet would be enough) and find that there's NO support for Romney beyond the Mitbots.

34 posted on 12/14/2010 7:47:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: pissant
Krauthammer added that someone he thinks should run is Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, whom he praised as a “very smart guy” and “very nuts and bolts,”

So we are supposed to take the advice of an immoral RINO republican concerning who we should vote for?

He supports Legalized Abortion.

I hope for the day when Roe is overturned, not because I want to see abortion criminalized -- I once voted in a Maryland referendum to keep abortion legal if Roe is ever repealed -- but to sweep away this ridiculous muddle. Perhaps Giuliani should have said something like that rather than leaving the precedent question up to judges. Abortion is already so contaminated with legalisms, why not turn the issue into one of simple democracy? Let the people decide. Let them work it out the way everything else in this country is worked out -- by political argument and legislative accommodation.

He is against the Death Penalty.

Sparing Moussaoui for the Wrong Reasons

He believes in raising taxes on Oil to reduce consumption and FORCE americans to conserve.

Pump Some Seriousness Into Energy Policy

He supports Mitch Daniels who has come out lately telling everyone we need to put the Social Issues on the back burner.

This is the vaunted Krauthammer's advice?

We, as conservatives, are supposed to listen to what this little Pissant has to say?

PUHLEASE!
35 posted on 12/14/2010 7:47:09 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Blogger

So where were the “others” when Sarah criticized the Fed Reserve on QE2 and pointed out in detail why it was dangerous?

So where were the “ others” when she warned about the weaken dollar last year and tied the fact that we don’t have an strong energy policy. A weakened dollar means higher commodity prices. This will make it more difficult to pay our bills – including the bill to import oil.?

Where were the “others” in explaining the failures of the Obama Adminstration during the Gulf oil Crisis and explained what they had done to make drilling safer?

Where were the “others” on entitlement reform?

All of these things Sarah has produce in Facebook, Op-eds and major speeches but none of the others have said something about the subjects, or they have made general statements on the subjects in passing


36 posted on 12/14/2010 7:47:57 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: pissant

Krauthammer isn’t saying Palin isn’t electable or qualified. He’s saying she needs to do some work. Who doesn’t?

I’m not a Palin supporter, but if I were, this would not bother me in the least.

This sounds like good advice to me, not a slam or a slight.


37 posted on 12/14/2010 7:47:58 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: pissant

Domestically, she is fine.

On foreign policy, she is weak.

Sarah Palin has a 6 month window to get her foreign policy credentials together. Not a lot of time. I actually think she should take a trip around the world and do it on the down low. The lamestream media haters aren’t going to follow her around.

Whatever Sarah does, she better not get sucked into neo-conservativeland on foreign policy. That will kill all respect I have for her.

However, to be fair, the Huckster and Mormon Romney are weak on foreign policy also.

The Huckster would sell his own mother to supplicate to an illegal and Mitt Romney worries more about his magic underwear and his hairdo more than anything else.

I have no problems with other people supporting Huckles and Romney, because this is a free country and I don’t believe in true believerism when it comes to politics, but I share the feelings with the Free Republic consensus that they suck.


38 posted on 12/14/2010 7:48:23 PM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: pissant

She has more policy knowledge in her pinkie finger than a certain community organizer.


39 posted on 12/14/2010 7:48:41 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: pissant
Krathammer is still smarting from the fact that he wrote tens of thousands of words opposing ObamaCare. Sarah Palin said two words and the entire nation listened.
40 posted on 12/14/2010 7:48:52 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: pissant

I like Palin and will gladly vote for her. I do NOT like Romney, not one bit.

That said, it’s a mistake to dismiss Krauthammer’s remarks, or any other criticism of Palin.

It’s important to hear what is being said, whether you agree with it or not.

Were she to take Krauthammer’s suggestions as constructive criticism and follow his advice, it can do her no harm.

If we’re going to get the right folks in the White House in 2012, it’s imperative to learn to listen.


41 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:21 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: exit82

Just damn.


42 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:23 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Venturer

And we all know that every American voter is on FR!


43 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:25 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: pissant

Charles Krauthammer Tells Bill O’Reilly Sarah Palin Must Expand Policy Knowledge

That would be true of anybody running for POTUS... our sitting POTUS didn't bother.

44 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:25 PM PST by lonestar
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To: mountainbunny

why are you not a Palin supporter ?


45 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:55 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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To: stevem

Krauthammer is a beltway boy. He likes the status quo. In my opinion he is a RINO!


46 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:57 PM PST by orinoco
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To: pissant

I don’t think that I’ve ever heard her deliver a policy speech.


47 posted on 12/14/2010 7:50:14 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: pissant
Anyone who can put two carefully aimed killing shots into a charging bear target has a much better grasp on Policy than some Ivy League grad. I will vote for Sarah in a heart beat. She can stand her ground with the best of them.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

48 posted on 12/14/2010 7:50:31 PM PST by Varmint Al
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To: exit82

What poll? The money poll.

Sadly, it matters.


49 posted on 12/14/2010 7:50:39 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Little Pharma

have you read her facebook posts and editorials ?


50 posted on 12/14/2010 7:52:01 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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