Friday, July 03, 2009

Krauthammer: Palin's not a serious candidate for the presidency.

I have to say that I agree wholeheartedly with Krauthammer here. Palin is not a serious candidate for the Republicans, for the reasons which Krauthammer states.

"Palin is not a serious candidate for the presidency. She had to go home and study and spend a lot of time on issues in which she was not adept last year, and she hasn't. She has to stop speaking in clichés and platitudes. It won't work. It could work for eight weeks if you're the number two candidate, as she was last year. But even so, she got singed a lot in that campaign. You cannot sustain a campaign of platitudes and clichés over a year and a half if you're running for the presidency."
Her lack of knowledge on so many issues was simply staggering. She became a national laughing stock during an eight week campaign in which the press were held at arm's length.

The notion that she could survive the eighteen month time period needed to run for the Republican nomination and then challenge the sitting president, is fanciful.

She is what she is. She's the governor of a state with fewer than 700,000 people. The notion of her leading the free world is simply a bad joke.

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