The title is facetious, of course, but nonetheless relevant in light of this “leak” of a portion of Will’s upcoming column which skewers Mitt Romney:
Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable, he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate: Republican successes down the ticket will depend on the energies of the tea party and other conservatives, who will be deflated by a nominee whose blurry profile in caution communicates only calculated trimming. Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from ‘data’ … Has conservatism come so far, surmounting so many obstacles, to settle, at a moment of economic crisis, for THIS?
So why do I title the post “George Will for President! (?).”
Because there doesn’t seem to be any candidate in the race acceptable to Will. He has previously declared Newt, Perry, Bachmann and Cain as all but unfit. The only one as to whom he has had kind words is Rick Santorum, who has no chance.
So who does Will think is fit to be the nominee? Perhaps we’ll find out when the full article runs on Sunday.
Update 10-29-2011 – The full column is up on the website now, Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate. Mostly Will focuses on Romney’s “straddling” of positions.