Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” This week’s powerhouse roundtable guests included political odd couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, Heritage Foundation president and former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts.
Richardson says U.S. military strikes against Syria are ‘in the cards’
RICHARDSON: I think [President Obama] signaled that he’s ready to use that military action. We can’t have boots on the ground, but I think potentially some kind of option like air strikes against some of those weapons sites to protect the rebels are in the cards, in my view.
Now, I think what happened with Israel is, Israel is also sending a signal to Iran, to Hezbollah, possibly to us too, that the situation right in the Syrian area is getting very, very tense. But I think in the next few days, my view is that the President will opt towards some kind of limited military option.
Roberts says President Obama ‘is a lame duck’
ROBERTS: The power of the presidency, regardless of who occupies the White House, is enormous. And this question is always asked. And the truth is, the president is a lame duck. The 22nd amendment is a terrible idea. Term limits always create lame duckhood. And everybody in congress knows they’ll never run with this guy again.
Carville predicts ‘talented and fearless’ Ted Cruz will run for President
CARVILLE: I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last thirty years. I further think that he’s going to run for President and he is going to create something…We get these John McCains, and these Mitt Romneys, and these squishy guys that can’t do anything. Well, there’s one thing this guy is not — he ain’t squishy.
Richardson says Biden has ‘the eye of the tiger,’ wouldn’t defer to Clinton in 2016 race
RICHARDSON: I think Joe Biden would not defer. I think he would run. Hillary Clinton would be formidable, no question about it. But I’ve known Biden over the years. He is somebody that’s always wanted to be President. He’s got the eye of the tiger…I think there could be a faceoff, but obviously Secretary Clinton is a formidable candidate, who not only is appealing to the Democratic base, but is appealing to a Republican base that acknowledges the great work she did as Secretary of State.
Matalin makes a comparison that ‘Hillary is to 2016 as George H.W. Bush was to 1992′
MATALIN: Ironically, Hillary is to 2016 as George H.W. Bush was to 1992, when we got our clocks cleaned by the Clintons. And I think the reason she’s been so successful as a woman will talk her out of it.
Matalin declares as long as Collins can make the shot, ‘we don’t care who you make out with’
MATALIN: Now, the liberals have politically invaded the last bastion of politics-free zones. We don’t care who — any sports fan — we don’t care who you make out with, we just want you to make your shot. Just make your shot.