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George Will likes Obama's 2012 reelection chances (Video)
The Daily Caller ^ | December 25, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 12/25/2011 11:26:50 AM PST by Rufus2007

Despite the steady stream of negative economic numbers, conservative Washington Post columnist George Will thinks that President Barack Obama‘s election prospects aren’t so dire.

“All of the numbers say that the president won’t be,” Will said of the President Obama’s election prospects on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “But if the president carries the John Kerry states, he has 245 electoral votes. He needs 25 more. Don’t count the president out.”

ABC political analyst Cokie Roberts went further, saying that she thinks the odds are in favor of the president’s reelection.

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The GOP establishment strikes again. Shorter Will: Nominate Romney or else
1 posted on 12/25/2011 11:26:52 AM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007
IF they nominate Romney I guarantee you Obama will be president.

The problem with the republican elite is they are inbred and no longer bright enough to find their way out of a paper bag.

2 posted on 12/25/2011 11:29:04 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Rufus2007
Obama is not running against Bush!

He's running against Reagan's record.

3 posted on 12/25/2011 11:30:48 AM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Rufus2007

All of the GOP loves Obama. why is it so hard for everyone to grasp? They put on a show for the idiot voters in both parties and behind closed doors all agree w each other.

Anyone still buying into this two party bs is delusional.


4 posted on 12/25/2011 11:35:39 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: PALIN SMITH

Obama is running against history, a subject he doesn’t understand.


5 posted on 12/25/2011 11:37:01 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Rufus2007

George F. Will has been gelded.

He doesn’t want to lose his TV gig. So he “moderates” his message. It’s that simple


6 posted on 12/25/2011 11:38:29 AM PST by sinanju
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To: sinanju

Will is just a watered down version of Bill O Reilly.

They have not loyalty to anyone, but their over inflated egos.


7 posted on 12/25/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Rufus2007

We need a whole slew of new (actual) Conservative talking heads in Washington, D. C.

These enablers are killing our nation. They’ve got it by the throat and are squeezing as hard as they can, every bit as destructive to our nation as the most ardent Leftists.

Krystal, Krauthammer, Will, these clowns are for the most part political eunuchs.


8 posted on 12/25/2011 11:45:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Rufus2007

Just another version of ANIMAL FARM. Only the political party names have been changed to protect the guilty.


9 posted on 12/25/2011 11:45:46 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Rufus2007

George has finally reached menopause.

Say hello to Peggy Noonan and Ann Coulter.

Krauthammer is up next.


10 posted on 12/25/2011 11:47:06 AM PST by Blado (The Democrat Party: a criminal conspiracy hiding under a thin patina of altruistic hypocrisy)
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To: Rufus2007

Given the unappealing GOP candidates and the overall stupidity to the Republican Party, I fear Will (whom I loathe) may be right.


11 posted on 12/25/2011 11:47:13 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: GlockThe Vote

We have one party and about half of another one.

The RINO’s may as well be Democrats and they are about half of the Republican party.


12 posted on 12/25/2011 11:48:00 AM PST by Venturer
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“..They have not loyalty to anyone, but their over inflated egos..”

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And their over inflated pay checks which they are willing to do ANYTHING TO ANYONE OR THEIR COUNTRY to keep.


13 posted on 12/25/2011 11:48:23 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Rufus2007
"But if the president carries the John Kerry states, he has 245 electoral votes. He needs 25 more."

Massachusetts Senator Kerry carried New Hampshire, Maine and Pennsylvania. Is Obama likely to carry New Hampshire, Maine and Pennsylvania in 2012? I'm a little bit skeptical about that assumption.

14 posted on 12/25/2011 11:48:36 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: EagleUSA

LOL! You have that right! We actually pay them to help destroy America.


15 posted on 12/25/2011 11:50:38 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Venturer

Other than a few scattered house repubs and a few senators, most f the GOP in DC loves Obama. I am convinced of it.

there is one party in this country - the statist thugocracy party.


16 posted on 12/25/2011 11:51:36 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Rufus2007

Yes, George and Cokie, we know Obama walks into election day with a minimum 240 EV in his hip pocket before the first vote is officially counted. We don`t need the stark reminder once again...we get it.


17 posted on 12/25/2011 11:53:54 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Rufus2007

I think he is right, but not for the reasons he cites.

Obama’s reelection is probable because none of the false beliefs that got 69 million people to vote for him in 2008 have improved, indeed, many of them have gotten worse.

The ONLY way to take him down is to relentlessly ATTACK him politically and personally, every day.

There is no one who wants the gig who is capable of this, IMO, and the organized GOP actively recoils from the very idea.


18 posted on 12/25/2011 11:56:22 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Let’s just stick to his baseball books...


19 posted on 12/25/2011 11:56:26 AM PST by sinanju
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To: Rufus2007

“All of the numbers say”- he’s hearing the talking numbers again.


20 posted on 12/25/2011 11:57:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Rufus2007

We heard at this time in 2007 that the GOP was a lock to keep the Presidency. Then McCain happened. Operation Chaos happened. Lehman Brothers happened. And the Marxist radical everyone had written off ran away with the election. Will is just speaking the truth - no matter how bad the economy is next year, Obama will be the guy handing out free government money and the Republican nominee won’t be.


21 posted on 12/25/2011 11:57:32 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Rufus2007

Will didn’t say he wants Obama re-elected. He said he’s afraid he will be. So am I. Obama is the worst president in my lifetime, and the need to field good conservative presidential candidates has never been greater. The GOP has responded to the nation’s need by coming up small.


22 posted on 12/25/2011 11:58:57 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Rufus2007

Why the hell are you people roominating on this guys words?

He is PAID to say whatever he wants. He is a commentator, not a psychic. He collects a paycheck regardless of what reality is.

But damn if doomsday people here loose their sh•t everyone these people open their mouth.

And those of you that are just acting like defeatist drama queens, you are WORSE. At least Will gets a check for his bulls•it whining.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 12:01:31 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Rufus2007

If George Will is working on a Christmas Sunday then I have to rethink what sort of person he is. Until now I thought he was a believing Christian.


24 posted on 12/25/2011 12:08:22 PM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Rufus2007

George Will is an establishment jerk.

But as long as no one questions Obama or his Administration, he probably will be elected. Seriously, no one questioned the payroll tax deduction (except Republicans who eventually capitulated). They had it right but never questioned the motive effectively.

From Zero Hedge:

Congress/Administration Allows Taxpayers To Keep 2% More Of Their Paycheck For 2 Months – Requires Almost 1 Billion Mortgage Refis and Purchases To Fund

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2011/12/25/congressadministration-allows-taxpayers-to-keep-2-more-of-their-paycheck-for-2-months-requires-almost-1-billion-mortgage-refis-and-purchases/


25 posted on 12/25/2011 12:08:37 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

We don’t need more people whining.

Far too Manny people on our side are intellectually and physically lazy.

They want “numbers” to tell them that all they have to do is park their butt and let the win roll right on in.

Get a few bumps, and its all time to mope because the big bad establishment is all against me meme gets tossed.

This bipolar garbage is not going to be helpful. Even more so when no vote has actually taken place!

We have the ability to stop Romney and Obama. Either some of us just slog off because it actually involves effort or you rise to the challenge because it takes effort.


26 posted on 12/25/2011 12:12:07 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Rufus2007

George Will is a has-been never-was. He should stick to his baseball books; another subject he knows nothing about.


27 posted on 12/25/2011 12:22:02 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: sinanju
So he “moderates” his message. It’s that simple

He isn't "moderating" his message. He's just despairing of the GOP's ability to mount an effective campaign. A sentiment I share -- and I ain't no moderate.

28 posted on 12/25/2011 12:25:14 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: bwc2221
To: Rufus2007 Given the unappealing GOP candidates and the overall stupidity to the Republican Party, I fear Will (whom I loathe) may be right.

Unfortunately, I have to agree. We did not think Clinton could get re-elected, but he did, even though I know Obama is different than Clinton, he could still make it. I surely hope not, but never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

29 posted on 12/25/2011 12:29:52 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Rufus2007
Don’t count the president out.

I think what George meant to say was, "Don't count the Media out." They will try to hide the slobber, but the love affair continues.

30 posted on 12/25/2011 12:32:57 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: McGavin999

[IF they nominate Romney I guarantee you Obama will be president.]

I don’t think they understand that the conservative base is tired of having Dole/McCain/Romney limp RINOs shoved down our throats. There will be retribution.


31 posted on 12/25/2011 12:37:29 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Rufus2007

Georgie Will be campaigning for Obozo.

Merry Christmas


32 posted on 12/25/2011 12:43:33 PM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupy's their Mind)
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To: VanDeKoik
We don’t need more people whining.

I wasn't whining and I don't appreciate the insinuation. I'm saying that if the GOP isn't willing to put forth and support conservative candidates, it's time for a third party that will.

Far too Manny people on our side are intellectually and physically lazy.

And far too many people on our side are determined to vote for whoever the GOP puts up there, whether they're conservative or not. The point of this exercise isn't to work for the greater glory of the Republican Party. The point is to get an actual conservative into the White House.
33 posted on 12/25/2011 12:50:54 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Mark17
It's important to remember that we're also running against the media too.

At least 40 years ago, Walter Cronkite tried to hide his bias. Today they make no attempt. And, virtually every so-called “conservative” voice on MSM (Will, Scarborough, Noonan, Brooks and 90 percent of the FNC crew) are “faux conservatives” who will parrot whatever whomever is signing their paychecks wants them to say.

34 posted on 12/25/2011 12:52:54 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Rufus2007

There’ s a reason why George Will has been tolerated by the MSM, and why he has tolerated the MSM for decades. He is one of them.


35 posted on 12/25/2011 12:55:40 PM PST by pallis
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To: Notwithstanding
I am sure the show was pre-recorded.
36 posted on 12/25/2011 12:56:37 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: VanDeKoik

Reading your post again, it’s not often I see this much passive-aggressive BS. Stick to the issues and save the veiled accusations of whininess, laziness and “bipolar garbage” for someone interested in your attitude.


37 posted on 12/25/2011 12:56:42 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Rufus2007

How the hell can this fraudulent bastardo even run with all his hidden and unknown history? If he can’t be stopped for failure to submit then we are done. And what about all the treasonous and unconstitutional acts he’s committed? “Lord help us”!


38 posted on 12/25/2011 1:32:51 PM PST by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: Rufus2007
Will, Coulter, Christie, Krauty, Hume, NRO, VAGOP, and the rest of the establishment's braniac stooges will ALL soon enough be shut up or rendered irrelevant if we put forth a CONSERVATIVE GRASSROOTS/TP Republican ticket of Gingrich-Rubio, imho.

Fight on!

Oh, and Merry CHRISTmas!!

39 posted on 12/25/2011 2:06:56 PM PST by CainConservative (Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy Newt Year!)
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To: Rufus2007

The Kerry states? All of these so-called pundits never mention what happened in the 2010 midterms. I guess they must have collective amnesia when it comes to the biggest turnover in Congress since the 1938 midterms.


40 posted on 12/25/2011 2:08:43 PM PST by kabar
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To: Rufus2007
The problem with Romney is he will try to appeal to the Independents who lean left. These voters, whose attention span is the length of time between Dance with the Stars commercials, will stick their finger in the wind and vote for Obama because he is the man they know. Romney will give them no clear choice because he muddles that choice with wishey wash.

We are heading down the mud slide that we went down with John McCain.

41 posted on 12/25/2011 2:36:06 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I agree. Anything can happen like October surprises.

IF Obama is in electoral trouble look for an attack on Iran for the October surprise.

But I doubt he will fall behind for numerous reasons.
The dominant left-wing media will eviscerate whomever the GOP nominate. It`ll be a media blood bath while fawning praise on their messiah.
In a debate Obama can hold his own and can talk for 10 minutes, say nothing, and still be impressive merely because of the tone and inflection of his voice.


42 posted on 12/25/2011 4:30:00 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 (+)
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To: Mark17

One of the factors in Obama’s favor is the unwillingness of the American people to admit they are wrong.


43 posted on 12/25/2011 4:43:46 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: jonrick46

Sadly, the American people are unable to govern themselves.


44 posted on 12/25/2011 4:46:09 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: Theodore R.
Debt_December 2011
45 posted on 12/25/2011 4:49:48 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Rufus2007
will would knock Larry Sinclair out to place his face in obamao’s lap. will is just one of the republican beltway elite... a favorite lapdog of the republican progressive leadership. He voted for obama and will so so again. I despise all of these traitors.

LLS

46 posted on 12/25/2011 5:30:08 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Rufus2007; All
Yeah, but WHAT John Kerry states are in play?

I bet Pennsylvania could be up for grabs.

Wisconsin, too.

New Hampshire is not a lock for Hussein.

Neither is New Jersey.

47 posted on 12/25/2011 5:49:17 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Rufus2007
I think the kenyan will be re-elected. He has unlimited campaign funds and the homeland security law with its newly passed additions say he can remove people, including state officials who investigate or harm the process of vote fraud.
48 posted on 12/25/2011 6:35:23 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Rufus2007

Who elected George Will and Cokie Roberts? Don’t their terms ever expire?


49 posted on 12/25/2011 7:19:41 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Rufus2007

Who elected George Will and Cokie Roberts? Don’t their terms ever expire?


50 posted on 12/25/2011 7:19:51 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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