Williams Calls GOP Presidential Field ‘Weak,’ Palin ‘Can't Stand on the Intellectual Stage w/ Obama'

December 26, 2010 | 7:19 PM EST

“This is such a weak field,” Fox News analyst Juan Williams declared during a Fox News Sunday look at potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates, prompting an appalled Bill Kristol to mock: “Yeah, President Obama had done so much when he ran for President.” Williams derided Sarah Palin compared to Barack Obama: "She can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama."