“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Kraut: "Herman Cain's candidacy is for entertainment purposes"

Here The Kraut (Charles Krauthammer) on the presidential candidacy of Herman Cain....

Just like conservative elitists George Will and Peggy Noonan, CK dismisses the chances of any newcomer to the national political stage, apparently because they haven't been immersed in the Washington social scene. For some reason they are more comfortable with known candidates with whom they've clinked glasses at cocktail parties rather than outsiders.

I think an outsider like Herman Cain or Chris Christie is precisely what we need, not a go-along, compromised republican like Gingrich or Romney.


Bill said...

I was very disappointed with his dismissal also. I really like and admire Charles and his opposition to Obama has been sterling.

However, I think these "Beltway" types are so immersed in that corrupt culture that it becomes part of the very air they breathe and they can't seem to transcend it.

Ed said...

Right you are, Bill. I read and admire Will, Noonan, and CK every week, but they are very "insidery" when it comes to presidential candidates. My fanship started to wane when Will, Noonan, and others hosted Obama at Will's house right before his coronation....to discuss what exactly? That was a little too cozy for me.