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Bill O’Reilly likes Obama’s 2012 presidential chances, considering weak GOP field

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On Tuesday night's O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly and Charles Krauthammer weighed in on George Will's recent column contending that there are only five real GOP candidates for President in 2012: Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, Jon Huntsman, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney. Will omitted Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich from his list of worthies, citing their deleterious "vibrations of weirdness." Sarah Palin is not believed to be running, or at least she's subtly being pressured not to by certain right-wing operatives and commentators who may see her as a potential distraction from more viable candidates. Krauthammer thought Gingrich was "undisciplined" and "has a lot of tread marks on him, unfortunately." O'Reilly noted that Romney was the only one with real name recognition among the five, and said "If I'm President Obama, I'm not quakin' over there," echoing widespread sentiment that it's Obama's election to lose, albeit we're at the Donald Trump/Alan Keyes stage of the cycle.

O'Reilly, in that clipped, bullet-point delivery of his, skirted the content of President Obama's character and mind in his remarks, saying:

"Barack Obama is a black man. I mean he's half black, half white, but his appearance is black. First black ever running, okay? Huge, huge advantage in the campaign. Enormous. Press loved him. Loved him, all right? Promoted him. Actively promoted him. NBC actively promoted his candidacy and so did their parent company General Electric. Two huge advantages. Nobody on that list has anything like that."

It appears that, at this moment, not even Ralph Nader's potential vote-siphoning is a threat when the perceived Republican frontrunner belongs to a magic-underwear cult founded by a shyster named Joseph Smith.