First Time I've Agreed with George Will in at Least Five (Maybe 20) Years

The bow-tied oracle of tight-sphinctered Republican prognostication sees only five "potential plausible presidents" in the circus-like field of more than a dozen GOP loonys vying (to varying degrees) for the 2012 nomination:
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 governor and departing ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Massachusetts governor Romney and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

Gingrich? Out. Palin? Out. Huckabee? Out. Pence? Out. King? Out. Bachmann {spit-take:pshaw!!}? Out.

What our man George is forgetting or course, is that none of the five men he sees as presidential timber will ever, ever, be able to negotiate his way through the minefield that is sure to be the teabagger heavy Republican primary season.

My favorite potential match-up? Haley Barbour vs. Barack Obama. Let's break it on down: A good-ol' boy Southern governor son of privilege who speaks like his mouth is full of marbles and is on record saying the Jim Crow laws "weren't all that bad" in the mid-1950s Mississippi he grew up in... vs. The first [and incumbent] African American president of the United States. Good luck gaining traction with that candidate anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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