Why Pete Wehner Has Zero Credibility Evaluating Potential GOP Nominees
On his Facebook page, in linking to a February 2008 Washington Post item, Mark Levin asks, Should Bush/Rove operative Pete Wehner join the Democrat Party?
Whether Wehner leaves the GOP, or not, is up to him. But how much weight we give his opinions in evaluating any potential 2016 nominee is up to us. One may want to keep that in mind as Wehner begins to sing the praises of Jeb Bush, or perhaps some other establishment Republican as we move toward 2016. After all, if this was what Wehner thought of Barack Obama back when he was fighting Hillary for the Democrat nomination, just how reliable can his judgment be?
Not very, it seems to me. But this does help me understand why he’d like a Jeb Bush so much. Heck, after reading this, I’m not even certain Wehner voted for McCain/Palin in November of 2008. Behold Wehner’s great and not-so-wise praise for Barack Obama … Mr. Unity!!
By Peter Wehner
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Barack Obama is not only popular among Democrats, he’s also an appealing figure to many Republicans.
A number of prominent Republicans I know, who would wage a pitched battle against Hillary Clinton, like Obama and would find it hard to generate much enthusiasm in opposing him.
A third reason for Obama’s GOP appeal is that unlike Clinton and especially John Edwards, Obama has a message that, at its core, is about unity and hope rather than division and resentment.