On Sunday, George Will scoffed at the notion that Gen. David Petraeus and Donald Trump could be viable presidential candidates in 2012.
Appearing in the Green Room, along with Arianna, Chrystia Freeland and David Stockman, after Sunday's taping of "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour, Will dismissed at the idea that Trump could have a political future.
"He has no future in politics," Will said. "He's a buffoon ... . He's going to come out of this looking like what he is: and overweight, under-educated, silly man."
Freeland argued that Obama's shakeup of his national security team last week could be viewed as a political move -- that appointing Petraeus to head the CIA could be an effort to box him out as a challenger for presidency.
"We elect military men, periodically -- Washington, Grant, Eisenhower," Will replied. "But usually they've won big wars. And Petraeus hasn't won big wars."
In the end, Will, concluded, Petraeus' political viability is "one small cut above Trump's."