George Will Pistol Whips Mitt Romney

On Sunday, George Will compared Mitt Romney to liberal Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, the infamous robotic candidate for president who was pulverized by George H. W. Bush in 1988. (See the short video below for Will's comments.)

Tomorrow, George will stand apart from the rest of the elite GOP talking heads with some unvarnished truth on pretty boy 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?
The normally restrained George Will reacts in frustration to his disappointment in Romney by writing in ALL CAPS.

I'm shocked.

Via Memeorandum.

UPDATE: The rest of Will's column is already out...
The Republican presidential dynamic — various candidates rise and recede; Mitt Romney remains at about 25 percent support — is peculiar because conservatives correctly believe that it is important to defeat Barack Obama but unimportant that Romney be president. This is not cognitive dissonance.


  1. There have been some lively discussions of late bout how Cain can't and shouldn't be nominated, which leads to the question of who then? Are we going to hold our nose and vote for Mittens, which I am sure Obama and the left are hoping for.

    If Mittens is the nominee he will suck all the air out of the race and Obama mops the floor with him. Perry would make if a much more interesting race, but business as usual Texas style is not what the grassroots wants. Perry is only slightly better than Mittens because he comes from Texas.

    That only leaves Cain and if he wants to wrap this up early pick a solid VP and this is over. The conservative (fiscal) base is angry and ready to boot up the cronies and their corrupt puppets, but they need a solid team to vote for. Let's figure that out and let Mittens and Perry with their millions of crony donations play catch up.

  2. Sandy is right. Mit-for-brains will suck the air out of the race (just as McAmnesty did) and lead the way to an Obama victory. Trust me on this, the Obama WH WANTS Romney as the nominee. Why is that, Republicans?

  3. How does it follow that if Mitt Romney wins the nomination he won't be supported by the base? It seems a ludicrous supposition to me. The base is who votes in primaries.

    What am I missing?

  4. Chuck: Was the base behind McAmnesty? What earned McAmnesty the nomination?

  5. Yes. They were. There was no depressed turnout on the right in 2008. You can find the numbers yourself if you're interested. Brakabama got new voters. That's how he won. I would bank on that not happening again.

    He's lost 20% of his support and he's not picked up anyone to replace them. The only way Brak can win is if you guys are so successful in demonizing his opponent that republicans stay home.

  6. What you say is true Chuck, but let's see if we can avoid having to vote against Obama... Again!

  7. Do what you like. The only reason I bother voting is to vote against a bunch of dirty-ass democrats. I don't place my hope in politicians. Most of what matters in American life happens outside of the political arena. That's what I see, anyway.

  8. I don't place my hope in them either, I just want to get them out of my way, life and my business!
    The people of today have no idea what freedom means... I guess they'll have to lose it to appreciate it!

  9. Taking freedom for granted is a byproduct of being free. I don't have much, but if I tell my kids that kids in other countries are living in cardboard shacks and grateful for a bowl of cold mush, they assume I'm pulling their leg. That doesn't make my kids stupid or "elitist". It's just the way things are. It's part of the human condition. Hell, I grew up in a trailer park in south Georgia. Looking back, I didn't lack for anything. The thought of my kids growing up in the same place is unbearable to me...and them too. hehe All comfort seeks eternity.


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