Skip to comments.George Will column on Mitt Romney: 'Has conservatism come so far ... for THIS?'
Posted on 10/28/2011 12:01:42 PM PDT by buccaneer81
Playbook has a sneak peek at George F. Will's Sunday column, which fires a shot through the growing GOP establishment consensus that Mitt Romney would be an acceptable, electable nominee:
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/67070.html#ixzz1c6Vht6Vc
Yeah, I remember what they call the Republican Party’s nominee — John McCain!
WOW...dittos George there may be hope for you after all. Well stated.
Really! I wrote George Will off a few years ago and may have to reconsider reading his articles again. He was drinking leftwing, marxist koolaide for awhile.
“profile in caution” Ha! That’s a good dig!!
I think even George realizes that four more years of Obama will mark the end of America as we knew it.
Huh? Will has been dumping on every non-establishment, non-beltway conservative figure to come down the pike for several years now. And suddenly he’s now starting to express doubts about his beloved establishment’s ‘chosen one?’ Yeah, whatever.
"Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from data ... Has conservatism come so far, surmounting so many obstacles, to settle, at a moment of economic crisis, for THIS?"
George Will at times has an uncanny ability to see beyond the moment and ignore accepted "wisdom" in favor of actual truth.
In this case, the truth is that Mitt Romney, Darling of the Establishment, far from resuscitating the GOP, would fatally fracture it.
Ever wonder why RINOmney’s reflection never shows in a mirror?
because there is always room for one more.
Romney is not a conservative - that makes him a CINO. He acts very much like a country club Republican.
I think you’re selling George way too short. He’s smart, consistent, and unemotional in his assessments. He does not spare Beltway “faves” any more than he does outsiders. He looks for truth, and more often than not tends to find it. I don’t always agree with him, but after 35 years of reading his columns, I respect his judgment.
Mitt Romney is like Thomas E. Dewey
The only men on the planet who could find a way to lose their respective elections for the GOP
We need to hear more of this kind of reasoning that shows what Romney really is, and why he is not a conservative instead of the anti-Mormon mobs “Mormons aren’t Christian”, “Mormons will steal your wives”, “Mormonism is a cult”, etc that is common on FR
George Will said “Sarah Palin should not be trusted with nuclear weapons.” Just one of the many idiotic things he’s been saying these past few years. Indeed, I used to value his opinion, back in the Brinkley days. Now, with quotes like the above, he is beyond worthless to me. Just another beltway scumbag.
You are mistakenly confounding Romney, who in a normal time would be among the Establishment Donor class, with the machine guys.
Remember, the Republican Party has no counterpart to the various special interests that make up the Democratic party. There you can work your way through the chairs in your organization and that will translate into chair assignments within the party framework as well.
Which, BTW, is why the Democrats have no class of Country Clubbers.
This is something people who ustabe Democrats have to get usedta ~ Republican organizational structures are far different from those of the Democrats.
Oh! That sounds sounds so smooth and true when sliding off the tongue ;-)
“I think youre selling George way too short. Hes smart, consistent, and unemotional in his assessments. He does not spare Beltway faves any more than he does outsiders. He looks for truth, and more often than not tends to find it.”
Praying he will look at Herman Cain! We believe Herman Cain is closer to the truth than any other person running. He has our support. Wouldn’t vote for ANY of the others (especially Romney or Perry).
By which I interpreted him to mean that she was not, by experience or temperament prepared to be President - at least, not yet. I think she's answered that question, too, and I believe she made the right decision. In eight years... the answer may be different - that's up to Palin. I like her personally, but in retrospect Mr. Will was not mistaken in his assessment.
The bigger problem: Obama was never ready, either - and Will has certainly not shied away from criticizing him on those grounds. Would Romney be "ready"? Well, to be honest - yes - but that's not his problem. His problem is that he's a Progressive and would only lead us further down the path to socialism while fatally fracturing the GOP. "Ready to lead" is not enough. Ready to lead - where?
I hope so, too. I see something very special and rare in Mr. Cain. Really. In our age: a non-politician, a man of modest means, who by hard work, belief in God and in himself creates success and untold opportunities for others... he is the anti-Obama.
And even if he turns out not to be the candidate, Cain's very presence in the race could change the course of American politics (which desperately needs changing, IMHO). God bless him.
I would confidently entrust the safety and fate of this country in Palin’s hands more readily than any of the other candidates out there. George Will has proven himself over and over these past three years to be nothing more than yet another condescending beltway elitist, always backstabbing the grassroots. I’ve had it with these worthless bastards. Even if Will makes a valid point here about Romney, he can go drown in a lake as far as I care.
Will is a bit establishment and elitist, but I think your main problem with him is that you have a hard time with eloquence.
So do I. I disagree with him sometimes, but, as you say, I respect his judgement and the disagreements often cause me to think about my own positions. That's what a good pundit does.
And his writing is pretty good stuff, too.
I think he’s actually worse than a country club Republican, if that’s possible.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.