Skip to comments.Not a fan: Krauthammer calls Palin 'rather weak' and gives her 'no chance of winning' in 2012
Posted on 12/31/2010 2:46:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Is the idea that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin could be Americas next president laughable? Not only to many on the left, but also to conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer.
On Fridays broadcast of Inside Washington, Krauthammer offered several reasons why Palin shouldnt be considered the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election.
What do you mean if not Sarah Palin in 2012? Krauthammer said. Whos saying shes going to be the presidential candidate? I dont even hear her saying it. Her chances of being are smaller than half a dozen other people. If you talk to Republicans, I dont think there are what, more than one in three who would tell you she has a chance of winning the presidency or even the nomination.
Because of that, he said, she wasnt the favorite.
And she is not the favorite, he continued. She has a very strong core constituency but outside of that I think she is rather weak.
Krauthammer has previously downplayed Palins chances and indicated he favors Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. He said Palin would not be the ideal candidate to unseat a vulnerable President Barack Obama.
Her negatives are over 50 percent, Krauthammer said. She has no chance of winning a general election. Why would you want a candidate who is going to lose against a Democrat who is going to be vulnerable and who is also extremely ideologically ambitious?
He even employed a Keith Olbermann catch phrase to describe Palin and said even fellow Republicans didnt see Palin as qualified.
A half-term governor? Im not sure Republicans think of her as qualified. Krauthammer said.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
The absolute truth!
I’m with you guys. Don’t know a thing about Herman Cain but your central theme is correct.
They are not going to be taken in twice. Believing someone can effectively change nearly intractable policies and procedures by having a regular American persona and non-ivy league degree is as ridiculous as if Obama could have done it because he was black.
Wanna bet hed say, Romney?
Of course he would! So would Rove. So says Morning Joe and his crew, so says the Republican Establishment, so say most liberals. So Romney it will be, after all he’s supposed to be a money-magnet for the Wall St and banking crowd.
All Hail the Media pick for the Republican Caniodate of 2012! ... sort of like a repeat of 2008...
Which was a repeat of Dole in 1996...
Romney vs. Obama in 2012
But then the world will end that Dec so we won’t have to worry about it anymore.
Charles Krauthammer is an elitist snob. What college you attended takes precedence for him over everything else.
I expect him to endorse Obama over Palin in 2012. The sickness is that bad in his head.
Krauthammer is right. Mitchell is a for real, accomplished and able conservative who would be an inspired choice to head the ticket. He’s got none of Palin’s glamour, but a thousand times her ability, and an incredibly impressive track record.
Conservatives wake up, and stop being dazzled by a photogenic face. Look beyond the glamour and listen to how thin and scattered her argumentation is, and how little depth of intellect and learning she displays. She is a lightweight with no significant accomplishments, who bailed out way too early from elective office to make a killing in the private sector. There are signs all over the place that she lacks the temperament for an honest to god leadership position.
We cannot afford another failed presidency, and that’s exactly what Palin would deliver.
Sober conservatives should have no trouble recognizing the superior leader when comparing Palin and Mitchell. Hands down, Mitchell gets the nod.
“Instead of thumbing your nose at the majority of us for giving Governor Palin our unreserved support, how ‘bout you spend some time studying up on her record of public service and life history?”
Having concerns about her electability is “thumbing your nose at the majority of us”? How bizarre. It’s called “FreeRepublic”...you might focus on the “Free” part.
Don’t be so presumptuous as to think that someone who doesn’t think exactly like you hasn’t “studied up on her record”...I am quite aware of her life history and public service. I’m a supporter but not a worshipper.
Do you have your logic circuits unplugged or something? Tell me why the leftstream MSM would spend two years denigrating someone who they feel is a weak laughingstock of little consequence?
Plug those circuits in before you answer.
...they think she's the one who Obama could beat.
If that's so, then why haven't they been able to take their eyes off of her since she lost the 2008 election?
Go on. Explain to me why the lib/Dem/MSM hasn't given Palin a moment's rest since 2008, and why they've devoted countless hours trying to convince America that she's an un-educated backwoods hick, who "can see Alaska from my house!"?
Use a bit of logic here, friend.
If the lib/Dem/RINO/MSM establishment really thought that Sarah Palin was the one to beat, they'd be singing her praises - not trying to kill her with a thousand cuts. They'd be giving her the softball routine and writing little puff pieces about her. Mostly, though, they'd be ignoring her.
5/20/09 - “the key to Krauthammers appeal is the clarity of his opposition to Obama, which began soon after a December 2006 column in which he urged Obama to run for president and guaranteed that he would lose.”
The campaign began, and Krauthammer didn’t believe the hype. Where others were moved by Obama’s mass appeal, Krauthammer found his campaign “cultlike.” His broad statements of purpose made him a cipher on the specifics. The famous race speech was, Krauthammer’s headline declared, a “brilliant fraud.” His friendships with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers showed his “cynicism and ruthlessness.” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22743.html
Finding out who’s better is why we play the game. Let’s play the game.
Hogwash. This is America...anyone can run. Look at obama.
after a December 2006 column in which he “urged Obama to run for president and guaranteed that he would lose.
I can’t believe it’s come to this. Apparently, we’re not even allowed to have a primary.
You don't hear so good. I explained to you in a previous post that the "quitter" meme has been thoroughly debunked thousands of times on this website by hundreds of independent thinkers.
Pushing the "quitter" meme at this late date IS pushing the enemy line, and most people who frequent this website know it.
Now, perhaps you ought to take my earlier advice and get yourself up to speed on Governor Palin before accusing me of spouting "bullshit".
Well yes...Gov would be good too. We don’t have different opinionos of Gov Palin. I agree with you that she is by far the strongest, most principled and charismatic candidate we have thus far.
Yes, we would love to see her run and win but...and... as you said....the reality, TV and magazine items make us wince as well. We like her a lot. Believe me... so I guess where we disagree is me thinking she could not win and you thinking she can. We just need to have someone in the wings who can come out and blow the sox off everyone. We need fresh faces and new blood. Solid ideas which Sarah certainly has and backing OTHER than her/their own base.
Geeez....all this "concern" around here is almost too much love to handle.