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August 12, 2012


The Power of Bill Kristol

Politico: "For two consecutive presidential cycles now, the founding editor of the Weekly Standard has successfully led the conservative media drumbeat for a bold vice presidential pick: In 2008, he fervently supported and promoted Sarah Palin for months before the country even knew her name. In 2012, he urged Mitt Romney to 'go for the gold' with Paul Ryan."

"For a generation, stretching back to the 1980s, Kristol has used his influence to goad Republicans to be bolder and more ambitious -- and riskier, for themselves, the Republican Party, and the nation -- in their decisions. This extends beyond political calculation to policy. In 2003, Kristol was at the forefront of the lobbying effort for the Iraq war, which -- however history judges it -- cost far more in blood and treasure than he and his fellow neoconservatives had anticipated."












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