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    George Will for President! (?)

    George Will for President! (?)

    The title is facetious, of course, but nonetheless relevant in light of this “leak” of a portion of Will’s upcoming column which skewers Mitt Romney:

    Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist  reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable, he might  damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate: Republican successes down the ticket  will depend on the energies of the tea party and other conservatives, who will  be deflated by a nominee whose blurry profile in caution communicates only  calculated trimming. Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a  technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from ‘data’ … Has  conservatism come so far, surmounting so many obstacles, to settle, at a moment  of economic crisis, for THIS?

    So why do I title the post “George Will for President! (?).”

    Because there doesn’t seem to be any candidate in the race acceptable to Will. He has previously declared Newt, Perry, Bachmann and Cain as all but unfit. The only one as to whom he has had kind words is Rick Santorum, who has no chance.

    So who does Will think is fit to be the nominee?  Perhaps we’ll find out when the full article runs on Sunday.

    Update 10-29-2011 – The full column is up on the website now, Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate.  Mostly Will focuses on Romney’s “straddling” of positions.


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    RightKlik | October 29, 2011 at 7:15 am

    George is a glass-half-empty fellow. He seems to be getting more morose with age.

    The GOP establishment wanted to run a RINO stampede in the face of the greatest grass roots movement in America since the Revolution, a movement that has only grown stronger, and now they find themselves worried that their “front runners” may not be electable.

    This is not going to be your typical election next year. The two likely big party candidates are so unappealing that it is hard to believe that there won’t be at least two independent candidates. The libs are probably run Bloomberg while the GOP is fearing that Ron Paul may decide to run independent. And then there is Trump. I see this as preferable than a Romney victory where he gets 50+%.

    It won’t matter who wins if the winner only garners 40% or less of the vote while the Tea Party scores big victories in Congress. After all, twenty Tea Party conservatives (1/12th of 1/2 of 1/3 of the government) stood the government on its head when the GOP leadership was protesting that being only 1/2 of 1/3 of the government, they were powerless.

    Operation Counterweight looks like a winner next year.

    BarbaraS | October 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Some people are saying that the presidency is not as important as the house and senate. That may be true but as obama has shown, a president who abuses his power or takes on more power than he is entitled to is a danger to us all. His EOCs are bypasing congress. Congress will not pass one of his iniative, so he writes a EOC making it so. He is making congress irrelevant. He has already made the judiciary irreleant by igoring court orders. He was ordered to end the moratorium on the gulf, yet refuses to issue permits. He is still implementing obamacare even though a federal judge ruled it unconsitutional. He refuses to sign an amendment rescinding longterm care in obamacare. He is doing this because if part of this cr*p is repealed, all of it should be repealed. I won’t go into the green companies, Fast & Furious or the EPA going beyond its bounds. Also the idea of suing states is ridiculous especially about laws that are the same as federal laws. Obama is one of those people who sees what the traffick will bear and acts accordingly. In other words, he will go down the road to dismantling this country without stop until someone stops him. I don’t see anyone in sight doing this. He is Robert Mugabee to the life and he is trying to turn our country into Zimbowee.

    The WaPo is running a nice puff piece about Hillary today. It says that according to a Time magazine poll (probably a bit biased, but we should heed the warnings), “Matched against leading GOP contender Mitt Romney, Clinton won a head-to-head matchup, 55 to 38 percent…. The poll revealed that Obama would eke out a victory against Romney, 46 to 43 percent….”

    And the GOP establishment thinks Romney is electable?

    (Also see my previously stated concerns about Mitt v. Hillary.)

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