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Bill Kristol: Herman Cain Is Not Going To Be The Nominee, He Was Never Going To Be
Mediaite ^ | November 6, 2011 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 11/06/2011 7:58:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Fox News Sunday today, Bill Kristol threw cold water on Herman Cain‘s presidential candidacy, arguing that regardless of his popularity among conservative voters and whether or not his sexual harassment scandal will end up helping or hurting him, there was very little chance in the first place he was ever going to be the Republican nominee.

Chris Wallace brought up Cain’s contentious exchange with a reporter last night over the allegations over his sexual harassment controversy, and asked the panel if there was a connection between what Cain is currently going through and what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced twenty years ago during his nomination process for the bench.

Kristol argued the cases were not the same at all, suggesting there may be more to go on in Cain’s case than there was with Thomas during the Anita Hill controversy. However, he then took the opportunity to completely dismiss the notion that Herman Cain ever had a chance of winning the Republican nomination.

“He’s not going to be the nominee, if I can just be honest here for a minute. He was never going to be the nominee. The support for him, I think, was a symbol of conservative and Republican distrust of some of the frontrunners, willingness to reward someone for being bold, for having comprehensive reform plans, for being an outsider, but I think the air is slowly going to go out of the Herman Cain bubble regardless of the sexual harassment charges.”

Juan Williams defended Cain and claimed he was being used as a “piñata” by the black liberal establishment and argued Kristol’s point that many people, himself included, did not expect Cain to come as far as he already has in the race.

Watch the video below, courtesy of Fox News:

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: billkristol; cain; hermancain; kristol4romney; mittromney; neocon; neocons; neoconservatism; neoconservatives; polls; rinos; romneybots; romneylovers
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Look in your mailbox for an early Hanukkah present, Bill!

1 posted on 11/06/2011 7:58:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eff you bill.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 7:59:31 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gees I have to be up at 3:30am for work. You FReepers are keeping me up WELL past my bedtime!!!

I am SO blaming you for my crankiness tomorrow!


3 posted on 11/06/2011 8:01:21 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When has anything Kristol said — mattered?


4 posted on 11/06/2011 8:03:13 PM PST by Exit148
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill’s an Estabilshment Roneyite.

Cain is the frontrunner in some polls. They’re trying to talk his chances away because he’s a threat to the anointed GOP nominee.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 8:03:36 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol is not particularly conservative. He most certainly doesn’t speak for me. I have a feeling that he doesn’t favor anyone on my top four list.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 8:03:47 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill and the other republican elites picked the 2012 candidate in 2008.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 8:04:33 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Little Billy Kristol has been wrong
more than he has been RIGHT.

8 posted on 11/06/2011 8:04:57 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is this Bill Kristol and why should I care what he thinks?


9 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:53 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Exit148

When has anything Kristol said — mattered?
Kristol was the fav target of the libs during the whole "PNAC" conspiracy theory nonsense. Just another "progressive" who likes to think of himself as right-leaning, like John McCain (he served as McCain's foreign policy advisor during that messy presidential campaign back in '08).
10 posted on 11/06/2011 8:07:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Ronin

He is a nasally voiced RINO worm. You shouldn’t care.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 8:08:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol hoping for his boy John McCain to throw his hat in the ring for a rematch?


12 posted on 11/06/2011 8:08:11 PM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am so sick of all these progressives...Kristol is a disgrace.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 8:09:49 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, BK, you pundits don’t get to decide who our nominee is - we, the voters, do. And we’re not listening to you, in case you haven’t noticed. Herman Cain IS going to be our nominee - DEAL WITH IT.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 8:10:31 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: DManA
Bill and the other Republican elites picked the 2012 candidate in 2008.

Did McCain win? NO

There is a need for Tea Party analysts on Fox News.

15 posted on 11/06/2011 8:11:33 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Bill Kristol is fag. Who cares what he thinks.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 8:12:01 PM PST by double_down
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To: Ronin

And why does anybody still watch Fox Snooze Sunday? I mean really FOX is the all Romney all RINO all the time network? I stopped watching when those PoS one Sunday referred to my retirement from the military as an entitlement.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 8:13:30 PM PST by OldGoatCPO
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know yet who will be the republican nominee since the convention isn’t until August of 2012 and anything can and probably will happen. I have listened to every candidate and did so with an open mind. Have compared whose views were closest to mine and my man is NEWT. Santorum..why is he still in the race? he is the most socially conservative. Ron Paul will stay in no matter what..the man is like the energizer bunny...he keeps running and running and running. Paul is a quart low imo. Huntsman is a loser and a joke...and Bachman is no Sarah Palin. My man is NEWT:)


18 posted on 11/06/2011 8:15:19 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand why you can only be pro-Cain or anti-Cain .

There is little middle ground in this forum.

I agree Cain will not be the nominee, and that is not because i’m anti Cain.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 8:15:19 PM PST by ventanax5
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To: ventanax5

Who do you see winning the nomination?


20 posted on 11/06/2011 8:16:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In 2008 Bill was McCain’s Monica Lewinsky—guess he’s hot to do the nasty with RINO Mitt this time.


21 posted on 11/06/2011 8:16:10 PM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Between the so called “conservative” media pushing Romney as “inevitable” in spite of his 25% ceiling, and the liberal idiots continuing to sing the praises of Huntsman, it's getting damn near impossible to watch anyone anymore.
22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:17:28 PM PST by festusbanjo (Herman Cain.The Un-Obama.Actual leadership,actual problem solving,actual experience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

. . . and the horse you rode in on, Billy.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:17:53 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney, and not because I like him.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:18:22 PM PST by ventanax5
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah and I remember him saying Bill Clinton wouldn’t last a week after the Lewinsky scandal broke,


25 posted on 11/06/2011 8:19:47 PM PST by 03A3
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To: double_down
This one's for you Billy boy....


26 posted on 11/06/2011 8:20:22 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would have liked to see John Bolton run, but no such luck.

For me on the issues I mostly agree with Bachmann.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 8:20:53 PM PST by ventanax5
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, the little turd who worked so hard to promote John McCain and “national greatness conservatism” (ie big government fake conservatism) sticks his smug little head out. Where’s my whack-a-mole mallet?


28 posted on 11/06/2011 8:22:40 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
F U B C !

29 posted on 11/06/2011 8:23:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So in keeping track, we now have kristol, rove and perino coming out in attack mode against Cain. Heads are exploding all over the place now aren’t they........


30 posted on 11/06/2011 8:23:59 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just exactly what we expect from a neo-con idiot like Kristol.


31 posted on 11/06/2011 8:25:06 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: NoGrayZone

yea, like I thought WE selected the candidates.....and if we decide on Cain, Cain it will be .....


32 posted on 11/06/2011 8:25:37 PM PST by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Correction:

F U B K !

33 posted on 11/06/2011 8:26:41 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Exit148

When has anything Kristol said - come to pass ?


34 posted on 11/06/2011 8:28:21 PM PST by katykelly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eleanor Clift said the same think on ‘’The McLaughlin Group.’’ People know that our little Republican primary voters know nothing but ratifying the choice of the grand poo-bahs.


35 posted on 11/06/2011 8:29:17 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: ventanax5

Apparently, Bolton is a (NY, ?) social liberal.


36 posted on 11/06/2011 8:30:25 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“he was never going to be the Republican nominee”

A telling statement from a Washington inside the beltway RINO. Hey Bill, lets see what the people have to say.


37 posted on 11/06/2011 8:31:40 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember when McLame was in single digits 3 years ago, completely out of the running and all of the sudden he was our nominee. I pray this does not happen to us again...last thing we need is RINO ROMNEY popping up on our screen.

Sometimes I wonder if we even have any say over these matters....or are they made for us? (tinfoil hat time...sorry)


38 posted on 11/06/2011 8:32:04 PM PST by oust the louse (Obama approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.)
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To: ventanax5
I liked and respected Bachmann until she took a cheap, veiled poke at Cain over all this recent BS. She deserves to be where she is in the rankings. Go Cain Go!
39 posted on 11/06/2011 8:32:45 PM PST by Mr. Fabtastic (Cain is rapidly gaining on Fred Gwynne as my favorite Herman.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it me or is Kristol the condescending elitist I presume him to be? I am willing to be he crosses over to the dark side within 3 years.


40 posted on 11/06/2011 8:36:58 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt and Cain will be on the NEIL BOORTZ radio show tomorrow at 11 am...they will appear together...Hear Newt and Cain together again.

Listen live: http://www.boortz.com/

As Newt’s schedule increases we will be posting to Newt.org/Calendar more and to Facebook Events less. This way you will have up-to-the minute information as to Newt’s whereabouts without several posts on your Wall.

For convenience, there is a Newt’s Calendar Tab underneath Newt’s Facebook profile picture that will give you access to this new feature from Facebook.

Thank you for your continued support.


41 posted on 11/06/2011 8:37:37 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: NoGrayZone

Well, now this just really makes me want to vote for Cain!


42 posted on 11/06/2011 8:40:45 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romeny looks like a court jester in that shot...


43 posted on 11/06/2011 8:40:52 PM PST by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” - - - there was very little chance in the first place he was ever going to be the Republican nominee.”

WOW! I had NO idea that Kristol had such influence with the old-style GOP Establishment! I guess we can’t rely on the GOP once we nominate Cain at THEIR GOP Convention.

BTW, how many days a year does Dr. Bill with-the-Kristol-Beltway-Belt spend > 100 miles from the mind-constricting Beltway in the District of Corruption?

Well, that’s not enough!


44 posted on 11/06/2011 8:43:44 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Bill—exit82 says Romney is not going to be the nominee and he was never going to be.


45 posted on 11/06/2011 8:44:06 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Bill—exit82 says Romney is not going to be the nominee and he was never going to be.


46 posted on 11/06/2011 8:50:32 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: exit82

bump exit82's COMMENT right to the top!


47 posted on 11/06/2011 8:50:45 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: festusbanjo

You’ve hit on something interesting: Romney has a 25% ceiling and to suppose that it would get much higher than
than you’d have to believe he’d get large chunks of Paul’s,Santorum’s,Bachmann’s and Perry’s and Gingrich’s votes.
He will NOT do that UNLESS large numbers of voters are scared into believing that only the moderate Lib Romney
can beat Obama. Ain’t gonna happen.


48 posted on 11/06/2011 8:55:35 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was going to say that it's a sad day when Juan Williams makes more sense than Bill Kristol but maybe it's not. Maybe it's a very good day!

Screw you, Kristol, and all your neo-con RINO butt buddies.

49 posted on 11/06/2011 9:05:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey gang, can you imagine this. Going to the weeklystandard website to post a reply to the idiot/rino and guess what? The link does not work.I’m shocked of course.Shocked.


50 posted on 11/06/2011 9:06:51 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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