Bill Kristol: Herman Cain was never going to be the Republican nominee
Bill Kristol puts on his establishment republican hat and gives his take on Herman Cain's chances of securing the nomination, an answer not that dissimilar to what many Democrat Talking Heads would give, even poopooing the Clarence Thomas parallels. Still, somewhat odd coming from someone who continues to cheerlead for Sarah Palin.
BILL KRISTOL: ...[H]e’s not going to be the nominee, if I can just be honest here for a minute. He was never going to be the nominee. The support for him, I think, was a symbol of conservative and Republican distrust of some of the frontrunners, willingness to reward someone for being bold, for having comprehensive reform plans, for being an outsider, but I think the air is slowly going to go out of the Herman Cain bubble regardless of the sexual harassment charges.
Juan Williams then chimes in, forgetting his usual role as "The Liberal" to engage in this bit of projection, by disparaging the Black Liberal Establishment (whatever that is) and their supposed contempt of a token black man in the whiter than white world of Tea Party Republicans. No doubt Williams would take great offense as well to being referred to as the house liberal on Fox's Sunday morning show.
JUAN WILLIAMS: Well, I'll tell you what, I think that he has been the pinata for the black liberal establishment now for a good while. They see him as some kind of token put out by the Tea Party as an acceptable kind of black to Republicans. And I think it's been just thoroughly insulting. I think it's been harmful to him, to Herman Cain as a human being, and disrespectful of the success that he's had.