By The Right Scoop


***UPDATE: Herman Cain is in for 2012***

Krauthammer says that Herman Cain doesn’t stand a chance and that his candidacy is just for entertainment. He adds that he might be able to pull some votes away from Bachmann, but overall he’s a non-player in 2012:

If anything this Tea Party movement has shown us that anyone can win and that the people are deciding the candidates, not establishment types. So when I hear Krauthammer say something like this, I take it with only little regard simply because I think anything can happen in this newly awoken America. People are plugged in and checking out candidates all the time, probably more now than ever.

So we’ll see. Maybe Krauthammer is right, but with respect, I sincerely hope he is not.

***

UPDATE: Official announcement comes tomorrow but tonight Herman Cain told a crowd in Iowa that he would be running for President of the United States. W00T!

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  • Robbyahm

    Isnt that a little racist Krauthammer “Herman Cain candidacy will just be entertainment.” is it mistrel show entertainment or just goofin off entertainment? I like Krauthammer but i can tell when he has been in the beltway for too long.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

       He didn’t mean it that way nor did he say it that way. Are you a lefty?

      • Anonymous

        I agree with Robbyahm on this one RS.  Not that he is being racist, but that Krauthammer is an inside the beltway elite.  I usually like Krauthammer but when it comes to who’s qualified for President if you aren’t part of the DC elite club then you’re not to be taken seriously. Which is bunk!

      • Robbyahm

        Sorry Scoop but no im not a lefty, I just get tired when Krauthammer shows that moment of truth where you know hes being a little elitist snob, were the one trying to make a living and seeing a Cain potentialy being the nominee and here he comes and just calls it “entertainment” as if he knows better, he is on the wrong here, not me.

        • h8 libs

          you are making my trol whiskers twitch. 

          • Robbyahm

            Hahahaha, dude i been around defending Herman Cain and Israel all over this site for the last few days. i know im bound to say something to the contrary of somebody’s belief but dont let whiskers give false alarms sometimes ;)

            • h8 libs

              where? 

        • Indy

          You make a good point Robbyahm, one that I’ve been thinking of for the past few days and it’s becoming a growing concern to me, especially after learning that 30 different “news” organizations are taking Soros money. Krauthammer is a respected commentator by many, and so his opinion matters. 
          It’s a bummer to realize that the media has been swaying public opinion and choosing “our candidates” on both sides for years. We then find ourselves choosing between the lesser of two evils (this time we got stuck with the greater evil)
          Maybe without the TEA party movement, I never would have had the opportunity to understand the true meaning of what an “Establishment Politian” was, but now that I do. I want to know how to fight it. 
          Here’s my dilemna, I changed from Rep. to Independent, so now I have no say in the primaries….and if anyone has any knowledge of what to do about changing this, I’d appreciate some answers.
          We are really going to have to get behind TEA party candidates and support them. Because the GOP machine is just as bad as the Dem machine. 

      • h8 libs

        i don’t know who you were talking to.but that reply was awesome. 

        • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

           he made it about race and I just said that to make a point.

      • Anonymous

        Krauthammer is  fraud, all you need to know about him is that he is a big supporter of Timothy Geithner, who is quite possibly the biggest crook on the planet, another of those crooks who said that Geithner was the only one capable of the job, what job, finishing off the dollar and the USA ? 

    • Jonnyboy

      lets not forget that ol’kraut didn’t support Reagan when he ran and said he was too conservative and inexperienced.

      what we need is NOT a politician. we need a honest man that actually loves this country for what it is. not for what they want it to be.  

      • Cindy08

         … or honest woman …….

        • Jonnyboy

          that was my fault…didn’t think about it when i was typing. i was so pissed AGAIN at kraut.  

          • Cindy08

             He reminds me of an old witch who’s hiding his crystal ball.  Did he say that Cain might be pulling some votes from Michelle Bachmann?  Why not from Romney?  Man, the Kraut sounds sour!!!!

            • h8 libs

              there again 

          • h8 libs

            there again. 

      • Robbyahm

        Isnt that amazing? first the establishment hated Reagan, now they use his name to gain entrance to the cocktail parties. des.pi.ca.ble.  I can imagine too they said the same thing when he ran for governor of California, “hes just an actor”  Reagan turned Cali. into a Golden state where EVERYONE wanted to go to, now of course they elected Gov. Moonbean and EVERYONE wants to get the heck out of town.

        • h8 libs

          cocktail parties like bambi has with big banks and hollywood stars that don’t pay taxes.bambi recieves more money from wall street than any other previous candidate.awesome right. 

        • Indy

          Ahhhhh, a small ray of hope.
          Reagan WON! By the PEOPLE’s choice.
          So can any other strong and descent individual of OUR CHOICE!
          dam the establishment!!! and their recycled team of eletist cronies. 

      • h8 libs

        is it just me or does any one else notice the word kraut was used 3 of 5 of the last posts. 

        • BigM

          Lol…I just didn’t feel like spelling the whole name Krauthammer. Stop insinuating..lol. 

        • Persephone

          If his name was ‘Dickhammer’ then people would probably be shortening it to just ‘Dick’.
          Especially when he makes needlessly insulting, elitist remarks about a candidate that has done nothing to deserve it. 

    • BigM

      I agree Robby and besides, who says that Krauts comments are suppose to be the final say. No single person has that power, but collectively it’s the American people that always have the final say.

      • Robbyahm

         Yeah, your exactly right, I didnt mean to insinuate Krauthammer to racism, but using Herman’s name and “just be entertainment” in the same sentence got my blood boiling, that was some poor choice of words.  “well Robbyahm, did you know he was a talk radio show host?” yeah well for how long? he was more than that before, great record of accomplishment and degrees, Rush been around in radio since he was in diaper and thats about it (dont knock me on Rush, I like him too, just stating the fact) again didnt mean to insinuate Kraut with Racism.

        • h8 libs

          what you said only makes sense to libs.have fun bantering back and forth.obama bowed to isreal today and got his ass handed to him on a silver platter by ben. my life is good enjoy yourselves.by the way how does crow taste.

      • h8 libs

        who is krauts.is there somthing you need to tell us. 

      • Indy

        But there is a real problem that can’t be ignored and it is that public opinion IS swayed by “so-called”, “news organizations”. Most of the people I know watch ABC, NBC, CNN…and think that if a “news paper” has a name that includes Washington, or New York, it is respectable news source. They’re not stupid, but they’re not engaged in politics and most of them don’t want to hear it.
        (makes it a wearisome battle)

        When it comes to elections, most voters do their homework, they don’t get out to meet the candidates, look them in the eye, shake their hands, and ask the hard questions. They rely on “news commentators” and “reporters opinions” to make their decisions.
        I saw good candidates get smeared this last Nov. ( makes my blood boil)

        Oh, yesterday I was listening to the radio and a reporter actually announced that tomorrow (today now) is the end of the world! The tone of his voice made it sound believable!
        I couldn’t believe it…..  
        I guess we’ve got some hard work ahead of us in this upcoming Presidential election.
        G*D help us,
        I’m tired.

        • Indy

          PS – correction – most voters don’t do their homework. 

    • h8 libs

      that is a reach only a lib could make.conservatives would’nt make the connection trust me. 

  • sadpanda

    agreed

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

       with what, me or Krauthammer?

  • Odin147

    time to email kraut 

    • h8 libs

      can you drop the word kraut please. 

    • Indy

      They didn’t give the address.
      BTW, I like Charles – I just don’t agree on everything, and since I’m suspicious of everything political and “news worthy” I find myself wondering who’s side who is really on?

      Guess it has to come to this, to get the public thinking for ourselves tho. huh? 

  • sorry to live in Illinois

    I’m tired of hearing this leftest RINO bash our side.  What team is he playing for? 

    Does anybody know who Charles would like to run?  If its Romney, we’re screwed. 

    • Anonymous

      I think he likes Pawlenty.

      • h8 libs

        who cares.research who you want. 

    • h8 libs

      take care of house and senate.the rest will work out. 

      • Indy

        4 more years of Obama? Surely you jest man!
        That there’s reason to contemplate the notion of taking a knife to my own throat! 

    • h8 libs

      don’t base you’re vote on hammer.do you’re research. 

    • h8 libs

      personally i do my own research.and make a choice. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000220027383 Troy La Mana

     I think the establishments types a just a lil pissed off over last years election and their growing irrelevancy.  

    • h8 libs

      last years election was great.next one even better.thanks 

  • Robbyahm

    Hey check this out, Cain’s high school days “Picture of the Day: Herman Cain in High School and College.” all i can say is DAAAANG. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/05/picture-of-the-day-herman-cain-in-high-school-and-college/239225/

    • h8 libs

      what do you mean daaaang.let’s see you’re h s pic.that pic is 40 yrs old. 

      • Robbyahm

        Dude when someone says “DAAAANG” thats a good thing, what i meant was Herman Cain looked good back in the old days.

        • h8 libs

          i like to talk issues.not 40yr.old pics. 

          • Robbyahm

            Well excuse me, I was having alittle fun, getting tired of seeing baby barry grow up to be high doped Bawacko in college. 

            • h8 libs

              so you are saying cain =obama.baby barry is you’re problem trol 

            • h8 libs

              then why did you vote for him. 

            • h8 libs

              where did you see pics of baby barry.the israeli appeaser. 

        • h8 libs

          so let me see you’re h s pic dick 

        • h8 libs

          are you attracted. 

          • Robbyahm

            What the hell is wrong with you? 

  • Sparkycpw1

    Sorry Krautman wrong again. Herman Cain is my first choice at this point….. Ron Paul is a Very close second. Bring on the debates this should be a year to get excited about. The beltway establishment on both sides needs to be sent a message!

  • h8 libs

    i finally saw a picture of him with his wife today.he said she is avery private person,also she has heart issues.so msnbc will be all over it.running for prez. is a mo fo.good luck mr.cain. 

    • Robbyahm

       Why do conservatives have the best looking women ;)

      • h8 libs

        they enjoy life.libs feel life is a chore. 

      • Persephone

        Because conservative men are better lovers.
        Liberal men are all talk. 

        • h8 libs

          i heard lib men carry purses.i’m sorry murses to carry thier toe nail polish. 

        • PK

          Persephone speaks for conservative men, and I voice for conservative women.

      • PK

        It’s about  beauty contest between the political left and political right. When compares apple to apple and orange to orange, there’s a general consensus (just google if you don’t believe in the hypothesis) that the right female politicians are generally more pleasant and beautiful to behold (in terms of physical attractiveness, body curve, soft lining, skin tones, inner radiant beauty, grace and demeanor). There’s a PHD paper written about this on HOTAIR, and  the proof is in the pudding (ask the Ace of Spade).

        Stats to proof the case in point 
        Right girl: Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte
        Left girl:  Barabara Boxer, Louise Slaughter, JoAnne Kloppenburg,
        There you go! Robby, 3 ups and 3 downs. NOW may not agree wih this assessment. NOW is decidedly against conservative feminist..

        • Robbyahm

          HAHAHA, I know right, more proof:

          Right:  Kristi Noem (SD-AL), Jaime Herrera (WA-2), and Renee Ellmers (NC-2)
          Left: Barbara Mikulski (ewwww), Debbie Stabenow (who cares), and Lisa Murkowski (lets face it, she’s one of them)  it could also be that when we elect representatives we send the old ones packing while the dems keep their power for as long as THEY want.

          • PK

            HEHEHE, I don’t know if the same can be said about conservative men. That hypothesis has not been proven yet in a scientific lab. I left it to Persephone to voice for conservative men.  

      • Diane4267

        Cause they aren’t feminizes who hate men and have -enis envy. They like men, men (excluding sissy men libs) like them, and they are secure enough to be real women. Plus, the lib women are constantly bitter; they pucker there lips in a snarling manner, squint their eyes in anger, frown in a state of constant misery – this adds ugly wrinkles and hardens their features. All the botox in hollywood ain’t gonna soften faces like that. Nancy Pelisi is the perfect example! Lol

  • Anonymous

     I just lost respect for Krauthammer.  It’s great that we have this on video.  We can watch it over and over the day after Herman wins in 2012.  I’m also saving the AJC piece that quotes the political science professor that Herman will only get 1-2% of the vote.  Dewey Defeats Truman!

  • Anonymous

     I just lost respect for Krauthammer.  It’s great that we have this on video.  We can watch it over and over the day after Herman wins in 2012.  I’m also saving the AJC piece that quotes the political science professor that Herman will only get 1-2% of the vote.  Dewey Defeats Truman!

  • MJS

    I can see that the Kraut thinks it is he who will tell us who the nominee will be.  Herman Cain is far more sharp and Conservative than anyone who is running. Even IF he doesn’t get the nomination, he sure sounds like a heck of a VP pick.

    • h8 libs

      my guy is not runnig, i hear he wants to finish representing the good people of fla 22.west is a very sharp guy on a lot of issues wish he was running.

    • h8 libs

      the kraut?wtf 

  • h8 libs

    i have to call foul on the hammer.shut up a let the people decide. 

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    My conservative friends in Minnesota who are close to Bachmann say she’s not in it to win. She’s in it to make sure the Tea Party agenda is clearly represented and move the debate to the right. I suspect she will get most of the Tea Party support. At the end she will be able to strike a deal with the final nominee “I’ll throw my support behind you as long as the Tea Party agenda is part of your platform.”

    Herman needs leave the “radio talk show” style behind and focus his message.

    • Anonymous

      So what is MB going to do when Palin gets in?  Palin will be in it to win it.

      • Anonymous

        Supposing for a minute that say, Palin, Cain, West, and Bachmann were all running.  Ahhhhhhhhhhh.  Oh, sorry.  Anyway, supposing that, I’d say what would happen is that they would fight for the best soundbites of the day, and the fewest gaffes. Meanwhile, they would concentrate the focus on a Conservative approach to solving the major problems of the day. Whoever won would have guaranteed a very solid, Conservative approach to governing.

        Of course, they could still turn on us, but with that group, I doubt it.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I’m waiting for. He’s got solid responses for anything fiscally relevant, but he doesn’t seem to have (as far as I’ve heard or read) any foreign policy recommendations, or a solid answer on Afghanistan. Mind, he has an intelligent reason which he offers, being that he obviously is not privy to the info Obama has, and so is not in a position to offer strategic or policy plans before elected.

      While it’s understandable, it doesn’t sell. Palin offers Reagan’s choice (We win), West can offer serious discussion of policies in the Middle East, and Bachmann does not shy away from serious talking points about the war or foreign policy. So Cain has to get on top of that stuff to stand up well with the top dogs.

      Even though he’s “in,” I still see him as a “potential,” same as someone like West.

      (Edit: fixed a typo)

      • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

         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.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

    TRS is right in his comment below the video.  Krauthammer may just be pointing out the obvious, which it seems we are slowly realizing.  GOP candidates are being selected (or attempted to be selected) by those in the elite circles, and not by the ground level people.  Unfortunately, the elite picks like Romney, are also some of the more generally accepted candidates by the independents which means they have a lot less swing voters to win over than a newcomer.

    Even many of the die-hard conservatives on this site are divided between candidates, which further diminishes their perceived support—- however, I think that once the dust settles, so long as their is a strong conservative with principled actions, all of the fractioned supporters of the much less known ‘tea-party-ish’ candidates will unite to back them, while the same is not guaranteed for a progressive Republican or ‘moderate-centrist’.

    • http://geopolicy.wordpress.com Tony

       That’s the problem… DAMN THE ELITE!

      • h8 libs

        are you the same one that said hammer was in a chair and that made him elite.ya you’re a genius.you’re mom must be fat i mean proud. 

    • h8 libs

      good point.truth be told i would vote for anyone not named obama.thats reality unfortunatly.i hate to say this but i would probably vote paul,and trust me i am not a paul fan. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Soren-Kay/100001270456452 Soren Kay

    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…

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OUNFNNK4VWVNQZWD743RKW5UYM jonathon b

      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  

      • Anonymous

        owlgore…LMAO!

    • h8 libs

      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.

    • Gambit5555

      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…..

      • Josh

        If he is a computer programmer, he will sure get the geek vote.  

      • h8 libs

        nice post. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/Tom.with.a.Dream Tom McCaffrey

        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.

    • Anonymous

      Figures.  Another “talkist.”  Take your talkist hate back to those talkist hate-group sites.

      Man, I just hate talkism.

  • whoisyourdaddy

    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!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OUNFNNK4VWVNQZWD743RKW5UYM jonathon b

    the sauerkraut is at it again

  • Jonnyboy

    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. 

  • http://geopolicy.wordpress.com Tony

    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.

    • h8 libs

      that statement is completly false.picking on people’s disabilities should never be used against them.stick to issues. 

      • http://geopolicy.wordpress.com Tony

        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.

        • h8 libs

          that is the lamest thing i have ever heard.do you know how stupid that sounds.wow 

          • http://geopolicy.wordpress.com Tony

             Ya reality is stupid…

  • PhilliePhan

     Charles Krauthammer is definitely a part of DC elite.  He has said quite a few comments including the Cain one that has troubled me.  

  • Anonymous

     Chuck needs to retire w/O’Reilly.  “Just for entertainment”?  Really?   Trump was for entertainment.

  • Josh

    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…

  • CSP

    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.

  • Anonymous

    Krauthammer is in the group of squishy types like the Powerline boys, HotAir, Mickey Kaus, NRO, and Ricochet. A lot of the supposedly “smart” folks make the same mistake they always make: they treat it like a power-brokering game, instead of a horse race. They automatically equate money to winning, being a social Conservative to losing, and being Harvard-educated to smart. They are wrong on all counts.  Every single one.

    Harvard is just an expensive brickpile. You can get as good a History, Political Science, Law, or English lit degree at you local community college and state University. None of those disciplines (favored among beltway “elites”) require top notch libraries anymore. None of them require expensive laboratories anymore. None of them provide exclusive access to the smartest practitioners anymore.

    Yet the Peggy Noonan and Krauthammer types still think that expensive brickpile automatically equates to intellectual heft on the world stage. They also firmly believe you have to rub elbows with the insiders to be electable.

    And then along comes a guy like Reagan, who proves them wrong on every single score, and they act like it’s an anomaly. It can’t possibly, ever, happen again.

    Well the new kids like Allen West and Michele Bachmann will prove them wrong… again.

    If this was the old, school playground, these elitist bullies would need their noses rubbed in the sand several times before they actually “get it.” If they’re so smart, why can’t they figure it out in one?

  • Philip Faustman

    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!

  • Anonymous

    With Huntsman “dipping his toe” into the campaign process, and Newt performing self-immolation on the public stage nightly, I think we’ve already got all the “entertainment” we can stand.

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Sachiko Jasmine Clark

    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…

    • Robbyahm

      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

      • h8 libs

        why are you so scared of palin.you sob 

    • Annie

      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! 

      • Persephone

        I agree Annie.
        The professional politicians have been selling us out…for too long.
        It would be nice to have what the Founders invisioned for us — a Citizen President. 

    • h8 libs

      kraut again. 

  • Anonymous

    Well Chuck. and whoever that ugly broad is…Herman Cain will have my vote. the old guard cannot allow Cain to gain popularity…they want another ticket like McCain…a bunch of retreads. They want the pro politicians that say all the right things and keeps everyone on the gravy train. And continue to screw this country every 4 years.

    • anoninnymouse

      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.

    • anoninnymouse

      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?

  • Anonymous

    Charles Krauthammer, like so many establishment pundits, thinks he is entitled to pick our nominee. Tucker is much more in touch with the base.  

  • halfmadjesus

    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.

  • Persephone

    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. 

  • Anonymous

    Dream Ticket:

    Herman Cain/Paul Ryan 2012

    That covers the south vote, the north vote, the catholic vote, the baptist vote, the black vote, the white vote, the young vote, the older vote, the small business vote and Paul Ryan would be the young Republican successor and life would be sweet.

    Herman Cain is just so like-able.

    Republicans never talk about the old Republican VP who did not want to run for President. Dick Cheney gave us Obama or at least increased Obama’s chances. One reason George Bush was not a good President.

  • Annie

    Boy, I detest the snobbery…that was ugly. 

  • zytekfan

     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

  • http://profiles.google.com/npautsky Noel Pautsky

    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 ——-

  • John

    Krauthammer 2007: Barack Obama candidacy will just be entertainment.

  • Constance

     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.  

    • Indy

      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.

       

    • Anonymous

      The answer to your first question isn’t as philosophical as we would like it to be. It’s got to do with maintaining relevance, which keeps people paying for the opinion of the “pundit” in question.

      It’s very much like the classic stock market scam involving newsletters. In punditry, it just makes sense to unexpectedly, and even arbitrarily, tack against the wind of common sense–from time to time. People forget when you are wrong (like all the pundits who told us Rudy was gonna win in ’08).

      When you turn out to be right, especially when you are one of the few who is right, then you look as smart as a room full of right-wing social engineers.

      (Krauthammer does this frequently. Ann Coulter does it far less frequently. Rush doesn’t need to do it on purpose, since he’s the main mover of Conservative opinion. Beck seems to only do it bizarre ways.)

  • PK

    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. 

    • Indy

      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! 

      • PK99

        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). 

        • Indy

          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.

  • Norman Bates

    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.

    • PK99

      You meant the RINO establishment talking heads? 

  • PK

    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.   

  • Anonymous

    As a rule, I usually find that I DO NOT AGREE with A RULING CLASS ESTABLISHMENT COMMENTATOR like The Kraut, but in this case I am in complete agreement that Cain has as much chance of getting the nomination and winning as does The Donald: Zilch, Zero, Nada, None, Zip. 

    • Anonymous

      Nice ploy there, making TARP seem like something current that can be loved in present times. What do you think this is, a lefty site where fact-checking never happens?

      Did Herman Cain support Obama’s massive bailout bill and takeover of the auto industry? Does he support bailouts in general as you claim? Did  you bother to do any research to back up your claim?

      The answer is “no” to all three questions. Here is Herman Cain’s opinion of bailouts.

      • h8 libs

        thank you. 

    • h8 libs

      people in tea party do not use kraut. 

  • Hosepipe

    Bachmann / Caine.. works.. 

  • Anonymous

     “HERMAN CAIN in 2012 Mr. K .”

  • http://certus-certus.blogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

    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.   

  • https://rogueoperator.wordpress.com/ Reasonsjester

    I think Cain and Bolton should run together.

  • Amdahlcm

    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.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tom.with.a.Dream Tom McCaffrey

    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…

    • h8 libs

      so vote dem.and stfu 

  • Tommyd

    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.

  • Anonymous

     I am really really scaired for America that this guy is named Cain and after the flood we are told that the curse of the black man that had been pronounced upon Cain was continued through Ham’s wife, as he had married a wife of that seed. And why did it pass through the flood? Because it was necessary that the devil should have a representation a upon a the earth as well as God. Now we have a black man named Cain wanting to run for President. God save America.

  • http://www.nydivide.org/ nydivide

    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.