George Will pessimistic about GOP in 2012

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A preview of George Will’s Sunday column: “[S]ensible Americans … must … be detecting vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party. … The most recent vibrator is Mike Huckabee, [who referred in a radio interview to President Obama] ‘having grown up in Kenya’ [actually grew up in Jakarta and Honolulu] … A spokesman for Huckabee dutifully lied, saying his employer ‘simply misspoke’ … Let us not mince words. There are at most five plausible Republican presidents on the horizon — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Utah Gov. and departing ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. So the Republican winnowing process is far advanced. But the nominee may emerge much diminished by involvement in a process cluttered with careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates to whom the sensible American majority would never entrust a lemonade stand, much less nuclear weapons.” Look for Will’s column on Sunday.

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