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Charles Krauthammer: Címon, Herman Cainís candidacy is for entertainment purposes only
Hotair ^ | 05/20/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via the Right Scoop, I’m not nearly as sure as Kraut is that this is true. If Palin surprises everyone by staying out, Iowa will be wide open for a “true conservative” to emerge. And if Cain finishes well there, he’ll be well positioned to surprise people in his backyard of South Carolina. Doesn’t mean he’ll be the nominee, but it’s very easy to imagine him being a factor in the nomination given his grassroots support. If Palin does jump in, I don’t know how the base goes about trying to decide between them. Palin has held public office and Cain hasn’t, but Cain doesn’t have the sort of image problem out of the box that she has to overcome. How does the vote split between the two of them and Bachmann in Iowa? Somewhere Romney and Pawlenty consultants are reading that question and thinking: “Hopefully very evenly.”

I guess Kraut figures that since he’ll soon be alienating the base by criticizing Palin after she announces, he might as well go the whole nine yards and tweak Cain too. Speaking of which, the Herminator is now officially in. His formal announcement will come tomorrow.

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1 posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Kraut thought/thinks Obama was qualified.

Why anybody still listens to him baffles me.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 10:19:33 PM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Carling

Why anyone still watches Fox News baffles me.


3 posted on 05/20/2011 10:20:58 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll support either Cain/Palin OR Palin/Cain.

Charles’s opinion doesn’t matter much on this issue. I believe he used to work for Jimmah Carter; yes or no?


4 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:37 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Krauthammer shows his Establishment Ruling Class Elitism side, once again.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:42 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the inside the beltway crowd for you. Cain is too conservative and principled for the elitist inside the beltway.


6 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:59 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: SeekAndFind
Charles Krauthammer, MD (pronounced /ˈkraʊt.hæmər/; born March 13, 1950) is an American Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column appears in The Washington Post and is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers and media outlets. --snip-- In 1978, Krauthammer quit medical practice to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration, and began contributing to The New Republic magazine. During the presidential campaign of 1980, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Krauthammer
7 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration...”

If that doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what does.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 10:24:12 PM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: SeekAndFind

"Entertain you...how?"

10 posted on 05/20/2011 10:25:10 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Carling

Kraut hates everyone from Palin to Cain but gets a tingle up his leg for Newt and obama.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 10:25:52 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Krauthammer is a neocon in the original definitonal sense. I find his commentary to be informed, eloquent, and often illuminating. I can see why he would write off Cain, he’s never held office, isn’t well funded, and is very conservative. Personally, I’ll give it some more time. Of all the declared candidates, Cain is certainly my favorite, and I would love to see a successful conservative businessman in the WH.


12 posted on 05/20/2011 10:27:45 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: SeekAndFind

If I wasn’t already for Cain just the fact that Krauthammer isn’t would be rnough to make me go for Cain.


13 posted on 05/20/2011 10:28:00 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Carling
Kraut thought/thinks Obama was qualified.

Yeah, he enthusiastically jumped on Hussein's "hope and change" bandwagon. He's also convinced the Arab uprisings in Egypt and Libya are" freedom and democracy" movements.

Indescribably naive, that Kraut.

14 posted on 05/20/2011 10:28:52 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: SeekAndFind

Krauthammer is not overly impressed by the Constitution. Every once in a while he gets something right but he doesn’t qualify to be a conservative icon. He is a lot closer to Bloomberg than to the average Freeper.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 10:31:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SatinDoll

I’m still hoping we can get Allen West in the race.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 10:32:58 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Ha! One of my favorite gangster scenes!!


17 posted on 05/20/2011 10:33:03 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: 3boysdad

Your kidding right? and if not, you’re just dumb.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 10:34:54 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: SeekAndFind
Kraut is an Elitist like Rove and a few others. Anyone that didn't go to the college they went to and is not of the Beltway is an idiot to them. Herman will be one on one with Hannity on Monday. I'm looking forward to it.
19 posted on 05/20/2011 10:37:02 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: SeekAndFind
From the little I've heard herman Cain speak, he sounds like a player and has a chance. Please can somone give me pros and cons about Cain? So far, and it DOES NOT mean I'll vote for him, he sounds articulate, simplifies tough issues and in a real sense besides his beliefs/ideologies, experience in( ??? I do not know thus the asking),SOUND ike he's nearly a 160 degree turn from Oburka. The entertainment valur akinr would be fun ab=nd it would be fun to watch a man whose ancestors grew from the horrors of slavery whereas the house ****ah( call each other that and Jackie Chan can but not the rest of us)will ssssssslam Obama and put him in his place

Too early for loking at candidates but I fear real class warfare ins pres__ent's goal therefore we independants/Libertarians and Republicans really need to shoose our man or woman carefully because four more years with this CinC u=is akin to shooting oneself in the foot x6 reloading and working on six in the second foot. If cain is good and speaks from not just experience but with true wisdom, has leadership well, then I am all for him, but again, please Freepers, send me some of the betters links.

I will read all of them and thanks in advance:^}~!!

20 posted on 05/20/2011 10:38:39 PM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: SeekAndFind

I like listening to Krauthammer, especially on foreign affairs. But his evaluation of candidates is hit and miss. To his credit, he declared Newt finished after the ‘anti-Paul Ryan’ blunder. But other times he considers people like Mitch Daniels to be the top candidate. Mitch seems too cowardly to me. I need to ask my wife if I can run. Lets call a truce on social issues (ie, lets let the left do anything they want), we need to make people like us, ect... Rush was slamming Mitch for this cowardly attitude today.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 10:41:07 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

LOL!


22 posted on 05/20/2011 10:41:38 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Karliner

RE: Please can somone give me pros and cons about Cain?

The only and main con I can think of is this — He has never held elected government office and lost in his only bid for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, pursuing the seat that came open with the retirement of Democrat Zell Miller.

Other than that, almost ALL of his stance on the issues that affect America are SPOT ON.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 10:43:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: fish hawk

Yeah, I’m joking - sort of. I’m watching it right now - it’s on all the time. It pisses me off because I keep looking for a better source, but there isn’t one. Most of the prime-time line up is a joke. BOR being the biggest joke of them all. Rush is still the king.


24 posted on 05/20/2011 10:44:23 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harumph! The Country Club has spoken!

Pray for America


25 posted on 05/20/2011 10:44:55 PM PDT by bray (Sarah is a Pa-lin the commie libs arse.)
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To: Karliner
Start with watching this.

Then this.

Get hooked. :)

26 posted on 05/20/2011 10:48:23 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I really like Allen West. But he’s in Congress and that is probably as good a place as any to learn how corrupt Congress is, what should be done about it, and gather up allies and supporters for furthering his political career.

Frankly, I think Michelle Bachman should do the same. Both could return to their states and run for governor, then go for the Presidency.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 10:50:27 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Herman Cain’s candidacy is for entertainment purposes only

Stranger things have happened.

Four years a jug-eared, amateurish, light-weight clown who hardly anyone had heard of announced he was running for the Presidency. He had been elected to the Senate on the basis of his black skin and his record there was laughable.

Very few people took him seriously as a candidate. In part because he lacked gravitas, in part because he had no national name recognition, but mostly because the whole world knew that Hillary was going to be president. She just had to walk through the formalities of being nominated and elected to make it legal.

Today that clown is sitting in the White House dismembering the US constitution, Article by Article.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 10:50:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, it is. Many of us will be quite entertained watching the pain and horror on the faces of Krauthammer and his ilk as Herman takes the oath of office.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 10:51:37 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As of now, Cain is the only candidate, or prospective candidate, that can get my vote without question.
Thereafter, Bachman is considerable... Thereafter, none.


30 posted on 05/20/2011 10:54:34 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: SatinDoll
I think Col. West has it figured out already.

I trust him more than anyone else in government.

31 posted on 05/20/2011 10:56:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: 3boysdad

Like you, I watch FOX because it is the best thing going right now. Rush IS the man though. He comes on my computer at 6 AM Maui Time and I have my morning coffee listening the Rush.


32 posted on 05/20/2011 10:59:34 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk

I’ve listened to Rush since the late 80’s. There were times when I got tired of his show and tuned out for a few months here and there only to find that I always end up back with Rush. I’ve come to learn that he’s the best of all time and I’ll never tune out again. He will surpass Paul Harvey. Good luck to you over there in Maui as we begin the “last day”! ;)


33 posted on 05/20/2011 11:12:52 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Karliner

Cain is a talk show host who has had a very successful business career as a CEO and served on the Federal Reserve Board. He ran for the Republican nomination for Senator in GA in 2004 but was unsuccessful. He has never held an elective office and that is his major shortcoming. He holds views very similar to Sarah Palin, a plus. He did support TARP, another shortcoming. So did Palin, but she did so as McCain’s running mate which left her little room to disagree.

President would be Cain’s first elected office and it’s just not done that way. Didn’t work for Ross Perot with his billions and it won’t work for Cain.

He is bringing the conservative message to a new audience and may stick it out for a while. As of now, he’s not showing a half a percent on Gallop, so he’s not doing any damage. He will not want to take votes from an electable conservative to tilt the race to Romney and will probably withdraw if he starts splitting the vote.


34 posted on 05/20/2011 11:16:08 PM PDT by excopconservative (organize4palin.com (what are you doing to save your country?))
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To: SeekAndFind
I like Cain, but to be blunt, he would not win the general election, and he won't win the primary. Thats not an opinion, thats a fact.

I really really really wish, he would be a governor or senator first (preferably governor), then he would be taken seriously as a candidate.

As of right now, he is the Gary Baeur/Steve Forbes/Alan Keyes/Pat Robertson/Pat Buchanan mold of candidates in the past.

He can have an effect, he can be a part of the debate, and he can alter the dynamic, but he will not win.

35 posted on 05/20/2011 11:17:04 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: SeekAndFind

When you look at Charles’s meal ticket, the inescapable conclusion is, Krauthammmer is for entertainment purposes only.


36 posted on 05/20/2011 11:19:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SatinDoll

During the presidential campaign of 1980, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale


37 posted on 05/20/2011 11:22:40 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: Carling

All that embalming fluid has impaired his thinking..


38 posted on 05/20/2011 11:34:50 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

GOP BUTT BOY!


39 posted on 05/20/2011 11:42:40 PM PDT by crazydad
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Someone who is not a career politician sounds great to me. After Obama ‘qualifications’ is a joke. No more RINOs, no more elite political class candidates for me.


40 posted on 05/20/2011 11:44:51 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Carling
What would the elitist Kruathammer have said about Lincoln running for the Presidency? Krauthammer is an elitist. I lost respect for him in 2008. Every now and then he writes something that makes sense but mostly he disparages new conservative talent. Krauthammer, like 99.9% of the “Ivy Leaguers” has damaged America and should be asked to retire. I no longer make it a point to watch Special Report anymore. What's the point? I can get liberal drivel on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, CNNi, etc.
41 posted on 05/20/2011 11:47:41 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: taraytarah

bookmark


42 posted on 05/20/2011 11:54:43 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kraut’s a mittens cheerleader.... ‘Nuff said.


43 posted on 05/21/2011 12:12:48 AM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I bet ya that Kraut says that to all the guyssss.

People listen to such ignorant rants because liberals are truly that ignorant. Highly opinionated, very precise on what they believe, irritatingly adamant about who they hate....but, ignorant.

Duplicitous, hypocritical, superficial.....but, ignorant.

44 posted on 05/21/2011 12:30:57 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: SeekAndFind

Charles is the one who coined Bush Derangement syndrome. He is educated so he will be appreciated by half here. Free Republic does represent the true division in the party between white and blue collar.


45 posted on 05/21/2011 12:32:56 AM PDT by byteback
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To: SeekAndFind
Charles Krauthammer: C’mon, Herman Cain’s candidacy is for entertainment purposes only

Of course Krauthammer would say this!

After all, Herman Cain is not a scum-sucking Establishment RINO, which apparently is the only type of GOP candidate that Krauthammer finds acceptable.

Not to mention, this comes from a guy who thought that Obama was well-qualified...

46 posted on 05/21/2011 12:37:56 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: freejohn

Thank you, I didn’t know that.

Doesn’t sound as though Charles is really all that Conservative, does he?


47 posted on 05/21/2011 12:44:51 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: americanophile

Thank you for such a well reasoned response. ;o)

Like you, Cain is my favorite declared candidate right now, and I would love to see a successful conservative businessman in the WH.


48 posted on 05/21/2011 12:48:10 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Was watching the “lightening round” when Kraut said that; even just as snarky was the woman to his right’s comment, something to the effect that no one would vote for Cain. She couldn’t be more wrong!


49 posted on 05/21/2011 12:59:01 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: SatinDoll

He’s a CINO for sure and one of the Good Ole Boy’s within the party .. like Rove!


50 posted on 05/21/2011 1:18:13 AM PDT by freejohn
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