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According to George Will, Obama is the 2012 Winner

By Doug Powers  •  August 14, 2011 07:41 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

No, Will didn’t come out and say it that way, but in May he said with a fair amount of certainty that “one of three people” will be inaugurated as president on January 20, 2013: Barack Obama, Tim Pawlenty, or Mitch Daniels” (video below).

Daniels never ran, and Pawlenty dropped out this morning, so that leaves Obama. But we should keep in mind that Obama’s approval rating just fell below 40% for the first time, so I wouldn’t concede the 2012 election and congratulate the president just yet based only on George Will’s prediction — not that you would have been tempted to:


Today Will said he doesn’t think Bachmann will be the GOP nominee. And maybe she won’t — but maybe she will. Just keep the above clip in mind as evidence that no pundit is infallible.

I’m only mentioning this because it’s an example of why Republicans should heed a line I’ve seen floated often in the conservative community: “Don’t let the media pick our nominee.” Being more of a right side of the aisle commentator, Will might not be “the media,” but he’s more in tune with reality than the average MSM talking head, and Will was way wrong on this one. And if Will was way wrong, how far off base might the MSM and other pundits be — the ones who, for example, already tout Mitt Romney as the presumptive GOP nominee?

Pay them little attention. “Don’t let the media pick our nominee” is great advice.

**Written by Doug Powers

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