Krauthammer On Sarah Palin: She’s Not Well Grounded In Policy Matters

Charles Krauthammer weighs in on the GOP 2012 field, and doesn’t have many kind things to say about his fellow Fox News Contributor:

I think in part it’s that she’s not practiced in policy. The Katie Couric interview she originally had was not a gotcha interview. There were fairly simple questions she had trouble answering. I think that damaged her in the eyes of even non-ideological people. Now I would have hoped she’d spend the next years getting really deep into policy and becoming an expert the way a lot of other candidates have done as they mature and approach the presidency. She hasn’t. She has a political star. She’s out there, she’s very attractive both politically and ideologically to a large segment of Republicans. But I think if you want to expand your base you have to get into policy even though it sounds dull.

Krauthammer seems to think, perhaps even hope, that Palin’s charisma will only be enough to get her so far. I’m not so sure.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2012, Politicians, Quick Takes, Sarah Palin
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Comments

  1. anjin-san says:

    Oh Doug, you are such a hater…

  2. michael reynolds says:

    I think in part it’s that she’s not practiced in policy.

    I had not realized Krauthammer was capable of wry understatement.

  3. RickPatel says:

    Voters, and especially Sarah Palin supporters, don’t give a hoot about old fossil pundits like Krauthammer. These talking heads talk to each other, that’s all. Nobody cares.

  4. sam says:

    “Nobody cares.”

    You seem to.

  5. Franklin says:

    Now I would have hoped she’d spend the next years getting really deep into policy and becoming an expert the way a lot of other candidates have done as they mature and approach the presidency. She hasn’t.

    These are my precise sentiments.