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“Frumming” Down The GOP Field

By on 8.15.11 | 3:33PM

John Guardiano takes David Frum to task for stating that Michele Bachmann does not qualify for the Oval Office.

Well, if one reads through Frum's piece, Bachmann isn't the only Republican who he deems unfit to be President. He writes, "Disenchanted Republicans have shopped for a credible alternative to Romney. Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann obviously do not qualify."

As for Rick Perry, Frum writes that he "may have what it takes." Okay, that sounds promising. But Frum's very next paragraph reads, "Perry has weaknesses: Brains-wise, he is not exactly the sharpest pencil in the packet." Needless to say, I don't think the Perry campaign is going to be seeking an endorsement from Frum anytime soon. In fact, it seems that Frum is at pains to dumb down the GOP field. Or should I say "Frum down"?

Now, of course, Frum is entitled to his opinion. But the things which are obvious to Frum aren't necessarily obvious to Republican voters in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina nor for that matter to independent voters across the country who are fed up with President Obama. 

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