This shows that Fox News really is "Fair and Balanced". Krauthammer used to work for Walter Mondale... some call Krauthammer's ilk "neo-conservatives"... but Mark Levin (rightly) calls them "neo-liberals". I am sure Krauthammer is a very nice guy but he is quite pompous and since when did we let former Mondale hacks pick our candidates? Herman Cain, Allen West, Michele Bachmann, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Nikki Haley, Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Tim Scott, Mike Lee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry are leaders that we NEED. Krauthammer will inevitably side the the RINO, establishment hacks.
Why anyone would let the likes of D.C. insider like a Krauthammer tell them who or who not is a serious candidate is beyond me..
Letting the D.C. insider crowd run things is exactly why we are in the mess we are in now..
They are the problem, and the difference now is many average Americans know it.
I agree with a previous poster, it does not matter which side of the asile the insiders are on, 99% of them suck.. right or left.
If you spend too much time watching the boob tube you will be influenced by their agenda driven drivel... wise up.
Herman Cain thinks the Fed is doing just fine and needs no additional oversight. What???
It won't matter who is elected to the Big Office when we have to sell the house at auction because we hyperinflated our money, supposedly to stimulate but really to pay off debt. And the Fed banks, one of which Cain was Chairman of, will be profiting all the way to their bank the whole time...
Krauthammer get out of the corrupt political machine. We the people want someone real and constitutionally correct. Are you for the people? Are you listening to what were saying? Wake up! News alert we are sick and tired of those long winded politicians reading their scripts and promising us the world. Herman Cain is the only one that can stand a fighting chance against Obama in 2012. Entertainment? He's a breath of fresh air start breathing it.
DR. KRAUTHAMMER CALLS CAIN'S CANDIDACY "ENTERTAINMENT." HE MAY BE CORRECT, BUT WHO COULD POSSIBLY PICK WINNERS AND LOSERS AT THIS POINT? CAIN, NOW, IS A LONG SHOT-- BUT MOST CERTAINLY HE HAS A SHOT. HE HAS,ALREADY, STRONG BACKING OF THE TEA PARTY. WINNING THE NOMINATION WILL NOT HAPPEN APART FROM SUPPORT OF THESE PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICAN CONTEST IS AS A BOILING CALDRON: IT IS A LONG TIME BEFORE THE WINNER RISES TO A TRANQUIL SURFACE. THREE RUNNERS HAVE ALREADY JUMPED OUT OF BOILING POT WITHIN THE LAST TEN DAYS. CAIN CERTAINLY HAS A BETTER CHANCE THAN GINGRICH (MY FRIEND FOR 33 YEARS), SINCE HE FATALLY STABBED HIS VOTER APPEAL IN THAT INTERVIEW. THERE ARE HUGE, AND GROWING, NUMBER OF AMERICANS WHO WOULD BE THRILLED TO GET AN INTELLIGENT, NON-POLITICALLY EXPERIENCED NEWCOMER IN THE PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE. LIKE OBAMA, HE WOULD BE SURROUNDED BY ECONOMIC, MILITARY, FISCAL, INDUSTRIAL, AGRICULTURAL , FOREIGN POLICY, MEDICAL EDUCATIONAL, AND AN ENDLESS LIST OF OTHERS EXPERT ADVISORS--JUST LIKE OBAMA, BUSH, ET AL. NO ONE COMES TO THIS OFFICE AS AN AUTHORITY ON ALL OF THE THESE AREAS. IN FACT OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT HAD NO KNOWLEDGE AND INCOMPETENT ADVISORS IN THE FIRST SEVEN OF THE EIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES LISTED ABOVE. OBAMA HAND PICKED MOST OF THESE FOR POLITICAL IDEAS, RATHER THAN CATEGORY CAPACITIES. WILL I VOTE FOR CAIN? IT IS MUCH, MUCH TOO EARLY KNOW. ONE THING WE DO KNOW-- IF WE DON'T PICK A WINNER, THE AMERICA WE HAVE KNOWN AND LOVE WILL BE HISTORY.
HEHEHE, I don't know if the same can be said about conservative men. That hypothesis has not been proven yet in scientific lab. I better leave it to Persephone to voice for conservative men.
Why don't you supposed to be Conservative talking heads just shut the hell up. Everybody has a right to run for whatever they want, because at the end of the process everything will workout it's way out. After the debates hopefully we will get a true Conservative choice, then we all make sure we vote in 2012.
Cain is a strong conservatives (I should say Tea Party) candidate, it's just that in reality the stats are not in his favor at this early stage. But one shouldn't discount or writeoff him off at this stage. Let the debates focus on his platform policy. The more the merrier for the primary contest.
Yes, TEA Party Candidate is the better choice of words for him.
About a year ago I started joking about the creation of a third political party...call it the TeaPublicans I said, since it was clear that the Establishment Republicans weren't standing on the same side of the fence that I was!
Well, today it doesn't seem that funny any more. Today it's us against them on both sides. I see America going under. I see my children's futures at stake! And like the old song says: "Clowns to the Left of me jokers to the Right, here I am stuck in the middle with you..." We better link arms and stand against the clowns!
Nothing to apologize for being a tea bagger. `Twas the Tea Party that propelled GOP house into majority and a few seats shy of senate majority in 2010. It's gaining greater strength in momentum, look at the state house and senate in Wisconsin and other states, which will help to prevent or slowdown the economic ruins at state local level.
2012 just can’t come soon enough, before the hopey & changey progressive agenda wreaks enough havoc for the nation, for Republican conservatives in 2012 to restore the state of the economy back to sanity and health (which may take years).
True, and it did bring some good people to Washington, like Allen West. I can only hope they'll underestimate us in 2012, as they did in 2010.
I honestly believe that if we stay engaged we'll change the political landscape in Washington, and give our kids and grandkids a fighting chance at least. The thing is, I've seen these guys in action. They've got a lot of money. They've got a loud voice.
Thank G*D for talk radio hosts, but they're under heavy attack.
Everyone and anyone we agree with are in real need of our support these days. It starts at home I guess.
Why is Krauthammer stating stuff like this so early on in the game? Stop throwing decent and viable candidates under the flipping bus! WHY couldn't Cain have a chance and even win? What is so terrible about the man that he can't succeed? He's a heck of a lot more viable than Mitt Romney or Gingrich, in my opinion. He's normal. I wish Krauthammer would shut his pie hole for awhile.
Don't think Herman's comment that he won't have a Muslim in his admin. will go unnoticed...that's going to be the biggest outcry, since they have little else to discredit him with - that is if you don't count the personal attacks, and individual opinions such as the ones we've just heard.
Charles, you disappoint me.
Agree 100%. Cain and West offer a unique opportunity: they can both go after Obama without being hit with the race card. It's sad that it has to be this way but our juvenile, corrupt media has reduced politics to a bunch of third graders arguing over who gets the last cookie.
I usually listen pretty closely when Krauthammer speaks however in this instance I think I will put his categorical pronouncements on hold until I hear what "We The People" have to say about this matter.
------- Herman Cain 2012 -------
Krauthammer is establishment GOP, so it is of no surprise that he says so.
The real entertainment is when Krauthammer is livid over a Cain presidency :D
I like Charles best when he is letting his hammer down on Obama.
He can say what he likes...but I like Herman Cain.
If Palin, West, don't get in the race, then I'm voting for Cain.
I don't disagree with Krauthammer's assessment that Cain is very unlikely to emerge as a serious contender for the Republican nomination. That's just being realistic, given Cain's odds against the Republican political establishment. Calling him an "entertainment" candidate, however, strikes me as pretty dismissive of anything Cain might have to offer in terms of discourse. That sounds pretty elitist to me.
Krauthammer is a bright guy, with a keen political mind, be he has also been wrong several times in the past. Doesn't mean he will be regarding Cain, but he could be.
I am with you. Our country is in a lot of trouble. We need to somehow someway over come all these ninnies that insist on hamstringing our economy and our industrial base. Another McCain is not what we need. A pre requisite is someone with at least the intention to help us out before its too late. And of course someone capable of doing the job. Who is that? I would say Ok, Palin, Cain, and who else that is actually running.
I am with you. Our country is in a lot of trouble. We need to somehow someway over come all these ninnies that insist on hamstringing our economy and our industrial base. Another McCain is not what we need. A pre requisite is someone with at least the intention to help us out before its too late. And of course someone capable of doing the job. Who is that? I would say Ok, Palin, Cain, and who else that is actually running?
actually... i AGREE with kraut this time. >___<
i like cain as a person but not as a presidential candidate. i honestly don't understand why he's running. he has a big name recognition problem that some of the other candidates don't have. also, the fact that he's never won public office bugs me. i wish he ran for something else first, but he's rushing to be president...
I LIKE that he's never 'won public office'. I'd rather a candidate that has had to WORK for his previous positions - and that he achieved those positions due to his performance. So I think Cain's non political background is a plus!
You realize this is the same kraut that said "Palin rushed into the VP spot, she needed to study up on foreign policy, get more time as governor, she has recognition problem, ect. ect. ect." Well unlike Sarah who's probably still in undecided mode, Cain's been meeting with people and by the time he's done he's got people convinced he can be a President, people like him. http://spectator.org/archives/2011/05/20/the-cain-train-picks-up-steam
I have lost a great amount of respect for Krauthammer. I remember when I agreed with him almost 100% of the time. Then he started this establishment arrogance chatter about who is the best candidate. The Tea Party Patriots will decide who wins the primary and the 2012 election not the elitist snobs that think they know all. I say let the strongest true conservative win. Out of all the candidates that have said they are running at this point I strongly favor Herman Cain. Have a great weekend all and of course the great RS. Excellent work Scoop, please keep it up!
This just goes to show that people need to be strong enough to make up their own minds rather than trusting too much on those who are supposed to have political smarts! I would vote for Cain in a second! For me, it's either Romney as my first choice and a very close second, Mr Cain..we'll see how they both do on the trail.
From what I can tell, Chuck, Mr. Cain has been winning the debates hand over fist. I don't know where you are getting your info from...
Charles Krauthammer is definitely a part of DC elite. He has said quite a few comments including the Cain one that has troubled me.
Charles Krauthammer... Needs to stfu... He knows nothing about America to be quite honest because he cannot go out and see it, that isn't being mean to him and his disability, but brutal honesty.
that statement is completly false.picking on people's disabilities should never be used against them.stick to issues.
He cannot go out and see America, thus his elitism kicks in... Its a pretty obvious thing to say. Nobody is picking on him, but simply put he cannot go out and see America like me or you can, that is a reality of his situation.
Herman Cain spoke at how many Tea Party rallies? dozens upon dozens, Krauthammer? NONE that I know of! So again, he criticizes Cain because he cannot physically and mentally get out of his elitism.
what these establishment types don't understand is that if they keep up with this RINO crap, they will all by themselves destroy the Republican party.
if they pick a RINO to run against the man-child, might as well hunker down and get ready for decades of misery that he will spread with 8 years in office or more if he decides The Constitution doesn't mean diddily squat.
if they pick a RINO, don't get me wrong, i will still vote for that RINO against present in chief but i will seriously give up on the Republican party.
Right now Herman is the man and I have been donating to his campaign. He could be are 1st true black president. He is 100 times more qualified then President JugHead who is doing a horrible job and probably running one of the most corrupt administrations ever!
Well I really doubt Cain wins, I consider him a more serious player than say Huntsman, Bachmann, and maybe even Romney after ObamaCare... I am glad he is running...
And while it's maybe a poor choice of words, let's be honest... the guy is a talk radio host...
Just a radio host? You do realize the Herman Cain was former VP of both Pilsbury and Burger King, CEO of Godfathers Pizza, former Chairman of the National Restaraunt Association, and was on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank from 92-96. He was also a business advisor to Jack Kemp during the 1996 presidental campaign. He has degrees in mathmatics and Computer Science, and is former Navy. Just a radio host.....
Like h8 libs said, it's a nice post but you failed to mention his position on the Fed, as a former Chairman out in St Louis...
Everything about Herman Cain I've liked, a lot. Until I heard his Fed position. And since it won't matter who is in charge if the country goes bust due to hyperinflation, I think this is the most important question we need to ask each candidate.
dig a little deeper, and find out who he really is, not what people tell you he is.his story should make you proud to be american.
and your point is?Kerry was just a gigolo, carter was just a peanut farmer,owlgore was just a snake oil salesman, o'bumbler was just carter2. i don't care if the man shoveled sh-t, he beats the h-ll out of those other yahoos