Skip to comments.Juan Williams Predicts Obama Landslide, Calls GOP Presidential Field A “Wasteland”
Posted on 02/22/2010 2:53:38 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Juan Williams has absolutely no faith in the 2012 Republican presidential field. He brought a healthy dose of fair and balanced to the FOX News Sunday Panel Plus online-exclusive segment yesterday, where he predicted to his bemused colleagues that, despite their high hopes, if they didnt find a respectable candidate soon, Barack Obama would win reelection in a landslide.
While the rest of the panel Bill Kristol and Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, NPRs Mara Liasson, and host Chris Wallace shrugged it off with laughter, it was a pretty fearless point to make riding on the heels of one of the most successful CPACs in recent memory and in a year where dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party has fed a massive Tea Party resistance movement and launched Republican Scott Brown from Massachusetts into the Senate.
Williams seemed to have been pushed into making this argument not by the successes of Sarah Palin or propositions that Mitt Romney still has a viable shot at the presidency, but at Kristols suggestion that Texas governor Rick Perry, who has advocated for Texas secession in the not-so-distant past, could make a splash in the presidential pool. While Romney and Mike Huckabee have the traditional advantage of being runners-up from 2008, Kristol argued, Perrys decade in the governors seat would put him in a pretty strong position to run for President.
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Fox needs to fire that idiot.
Juan continues to leave love bites on Obummer’s backside.
I didn’t think he was as dumb as Eleanor Clift, but now I’m not so sure.
Juan is an airhead.
Why would anyone expect Democrat Juanita Williams to have ANY respect for a GOP lineup? The rest of the article after that is just that - bullshit.
Considering the job that Obama’s doing, I think even John McCain could beat him in 2012.
Sounds like Juan is just projecting what he WISHES would happen in the next election.
On the other hand, you can’t beat something with nothing. And who do the Republucans have?
Why do republicans have to have a “respectable candidate” but democrats get to run a lying, wetback, muslim, America hater?
Give me an advocate of Texas secession over an advocate of Marxist economics anytime!!!
It’s Republukins...and the answer is, “nobody yet’.
Why?! We need the comedic input. On 1 show, he said 2-3 times that the President is up late many nights working on the problems we face. That just warmed the cockles of my heart. I’m not the only one who’s up late many nights worrying about the way things are? Boy, am I ever relieved.
There are many other absurdities, too, too many to list here.
I agree with Juan. I think Obama will win in a landslide.
The media will blame everything on Bush or Congress. Obama will get a free pass.
In fact, some racial event will occur (manufactured) that will stimulate the media, the hard left and the middle to vote for O.
All we can hope for is a Republican Congress that blocks his agenda.
Juan Williams The Textbook Token Black at Fox,the Guy is as Predictable as the Tides. He has made a Career out of Being Black ,Case Closed
Sounds like Juan Williams is canvassing for Robt Gibbs’ job as press sec’y.
Obama does have millions of dollars for lord knows who? for his campaign. He probably could care less about his own Party falling apart.
The headline doesn't fit. That's not really a prediction. More of a standard if-then statement: if you don't get a candidate, he will be reelected.
The landslide part is over the top, though. Obama may become even less popular than he is now.
But here's another way to take his comment: in a three-way or four-way race, Obama probably would be reelected by a large margin in the Electoral College.
Juan Williams also referred to Sarah Palin as “catnip for white, male Republicans.”
I only get ill when I see him and then change the channel.
I used to think so, too. However, I'm now convinced that every time Juan opens his mouth he digs his own grave and further discredits the lefty arguments he so loudly champions, especially when he talks too long or talks over the other panelists.
As long as Brit, Charles, Bill and the other grownups are there to issue terse and polite rebuttals, Juan will remain a far better argument for conservative points of view than his intends to be for his liberal defense of whatever crap Obama is selling.
I only wish I knew how to post that kid that pantomimes “That's racist!”
Maybe, just maybe, Juan wishes there was a GOP candidate to blow Obama out of the White House. Defending him is hard work and Juan is running out of excuses.
Remember how depressing it was for conservative pundits to support President Bush.
The leftist media really do miss W.
OBAMA IS A FRAUD!
Please lets not get hysterical. McCain has done enough apologies for one campaign
2012 Presidential Election....Pick one
Now, hang on there.
Don’t forget that Juan Williams didn’t drink the kool-aid. go back and watch the old shows. Sure, he’s a lib, but he wasn’t crazy for Obama.
I think he’s calling things as he sees them in his circles. That’s why Fox has him on.
Eleanor Clift drank the original kool-aid back in 1978. She’s just delusional.
That is simply insane. Rasmussen shows Obama at only 22% strongly approve. Not exactly the stuff that landslides are made of.
After 4 years of looking at tyranny straight in the face, an empty beer can would be elected over -19bama.
Any smart candidate is lying VERY low right now.
“GOP” may not have anyone...but the CONSERVATIVES do!
I predict Perry & Palin will be the ticket.
How influential is Juan Williams’ “circle”?
Democrats will "Dodd" him!
After all the foolishness at CPAC, one can see why he came to that conclusion
The Conservative movement was not acknowledged in the least at CPAC. Missed opportunity, and the DEMS noticed big time.They feel good and conclude that a 3rd party is in the making.
You ought learn some tolerance. Think of that tower of intellectual power Brit Hume hosting that show. You have to wonder what he was thinking when Williams was flapping his gums, and yet, he kept his composure, smiled and took a rhetoric paddle to JW’s money maker.
Yeah, I cab’t imagine WHY they have him on the network - except for COLOR. Juan Williams has no brains. He’s your typical “token”.
WELL, BESIDES sARAH pALIN, THERE IS JOHN BOLTON, DICK CHENEY (TOO OLD ESTABLISHMENT?), HAVE CONSERVATIVES HAD ENOUGH YET TO APPRECIATE THE VERY CAPABLE DUNCAN L. HUNTER? NO MATTER. THE RNC WILL FUND WHO THEY WANT TO FUND, AND IT WON’T BE A CONSERVATIVE., I FEAR. SO PERHAPS OUR LEFT WINGER, WILLIAMS, IS RIGHT.
not if the economy stays bad
I saw Juan Williams become completely unhinged election night last November when he began to see Barry’s presidency start to evaporate and he’s been getting worse ever since. Obviously, he has a huge personal emotional investment in The Messiah.
Why? Juan is not worth it.
Juan is why I don’t watch FOX as much as in days past.
Take the margin of Clinton beating Dole and add 10%, if the economy improves at all between now and Nov 2012.
“I think Obama will win in a landslide.”
A landslide seems a stretch, but I do worry that Obama will benefit from factors way beyond his control, e.g.,
1) the ailing Kim Jong-Il dies and the new leadership opts to pull a China by allowing capitalism and reuniting with S. Korea;
2) Israelis take out Iran’s nuclear capability, leading to an overthrow of I’mANutJob and the sudden transformation of Middle East as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan all slowly but surely emerge as democratic regimes and the Palestinians elect to pull an Egypt and settle their differences with Israel etc.
With health reform and cap n trade sidelined, my guess is that the economy might turn around much more rapidly in the face of a far less contentious foreign policy landscape. Obama wouldn’t deserve the credit, but voters by 2012 might feel far less angry with unemployment finally trending downward and their 401(k)’s replenished.
“Juan wishes there was a GOP candidate to blow Obama out of the White House.”
There is...Charlie Crist! lol
Sometimes he says some semi-reasonable stuff, at least you can tell he gave it some thought. Then all of a sudden Williams goes flat-out brain dead.
Someone must have read that bozo the riot act about towing the line.
I agree, he’s got to go. He is really hurting Fox.