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Will’s Take

George Will weighed in on a variety of topics on ABC’s This Week this morning.

On the Rubio model:

Republicans are somewhat emboldened by the example of Marco Rubio running for the Senate in Florida in 2010, when, in a state planted thick with seniors, the state known as God’s antechamber, as a matter of fact, in the great state of Florida, he said we must raise the retirement age and perhaps, in some sense, means test Social Security. He said that volatile thing in that state and won in a landslide.

On the birth-certificate debate:

Now, there are some people in a nation of 310 million people — there are some people who are just cracked, and we’re always going to have them out there.

On the 2012 GOP field:

The Republican field is perfectly fine. They lost in Haley Barbour a plausible president, and they lost it because he understands the Broder rule. The late David Broder said anyone who will do what you have to do to become president shouldn’t be allowed to be president. And he said this requires a 10-year commitment; I’m not prepared to make it. That’s not a moral failing. In some people, it’s a sign of maturity.

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