Skip to comments.George Will: Take Congress, not White House
Posted on 03/02/2012 6:28:27 AM PST by KansasGirl
Columnist George Will says the 2012 presidential looks like it might be a lost cause for Republicans and believes that the primary goal of conservatives should be to retain control of the House and win the Senate so Congress can restrain President Barack Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016.
Romney and Rick Santorum are conservatives, although of strikingly different stripes. Neither, however, seems likely to be elected If either is nominated, conservatives should vote for him, Will writes in his upcoming Sunday column, obtained in advance by POLITICO.
However, Will argues, that control of both house of Congress is more attainable and more important.
[T]here would come a point when
conservatives turn their energies to a goal much more attainable than
electing Romney or Santorum president. It is the goal of retaining control of the House and winning control of the Senate.. [C]onservatives this year should have as their primary goal making sure Republicans wield all the gavels in Congress in 2013, writes Will.
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RINO RINO RINOALLTHE WAY!!
(Shut up, you!!, make way for your Betters!)
Please go away, George. A real conservative at the top of the ticket could sweep both bodies.
Wrong - vote for someone for President ... even if you have to cast a write-in vote for Noneof Theabove.
Yeah! Helping Obama to a second term is a great idea!
Maybe you could also hold your breath until you turn blue.
Didn’t Michael Steele two years ago say there was no reasonable expectation of taking the House, either?
These are the same pundits who thought Hillary and Giuliani would be pitted against each other in the 2008 race. We haven't had a blow-out presidential election in quite a while. This will be no different. A few percentage points on either side will make the difference, and it is way too early to make the kind of comments Will is making.
many polls have shown Obama losing different candidates, and gas prices are just rising. What’s he thinking?
[ A real conservative at the top of the ticket could sweep both bodies. ]
That is what’ makes it so frustrating!
I haven’t been able to figure out where Will is coming from for some time. He was a big backer of Gov. Daniels who decided not to run. He was also an early backer of Gov. Pawlenty. His wife worked on the campaign of the Gov. of Texas (And we saw how that worked out). He doesn’t seem to like any of the current candidates, so I guess he has just thrown in the towel.
George will is so busy trying to sound smarter than everyone else that he has turned into an idiot.
[ Believing in yourself is a huge part of winning ]
Which explains Politico gleefully reporting this, but why is Will saying it?
One again...Rush is right...
he has said that this has been the “elite Pubbie” plan all along because they KNOW nominating Romney will be McCain all over again...true conservatives will sit the election out...
"Obama's driving us towards the cliff at 100 mph" is not a good reason to vote for someone who will only drive us towards the cliff at 80 mph.
My vote goes to the person who will lock-up the brakes, if I can find one.
“DEMOCRAT columnist george will”
They could at least start the lie with the truth.
SOME ADDITIONAL PROOF THAT RUSH LIMBAUGH IS RIGHT ONCE AGAIN which he is 99.87% of the time.
Don’t RINOS such as Will care that the Manchurian President Obama would have 4 more years to stock our judiciary with lifelong appointment Progressive, Anti-Constitutionalist appointees to rule over our lives?
George Will is a miserable DEFEATIST at best and, very likely, a progressive himself posing as a conservative.
Lotsa luck with that search. I’m with Levin - I will vote for an orange juice can over Obama.
The problem with this is that Obama does not recognize any REAL legitimacy beyond The Revolution.
He can work with Congress when Congress does what he wants. When Congress does not, he wars on the opposition and does what he wants by other means.
George Will (and Mitt Romney, +/- Rick Santorum) do not recognize the dangerous person who calls himself “Obama”. The intrinsic power of his office, plus his loyalty to non-American and anti-American forces, make it very very unlikely that any Congress can exercise any power to counter The Revolution, aside from removal - which, if Obama has just been reelected, will not occur.
November 6 is a real now or never moment.
Anyway, if gas hits $5 per gallon in a few months as they predict, Obama will have extreme trouble remaining in office. Too many people get pissed off about the price of gas.
If the DC GOP bumbles the easiest White House victory in 30 years, we either remove the leadership entirely and replace it with conservative activists, or we leave and go third party. The fact that they might not even win the White House against one of the greatest human disasters in the western hemisphere in a hundred years is absurd.
I have always stuck with the party, and we must stick together to remove Obama, but the fact that so many beltway insiders are constantly of the mindset that we just ‘let Obama’ win is despicable.