A recently unearthed transcript:
BRIT HUME: Juan, columnist George Will says if the election goes as expected, his advice is be afraid, be very afraid. Should we take his advice?
JUAN WILLIAMS, WEEKLY STANDARD: I am already afraid, very afraid. I mean, it’s not like governance has been going great. I think we’ll, I don’t know whether I should be afraid, but there will be gridlock.
HUME: Michael, Will also says that future historians will probably look back at the 2008 election as a catastrophe for America. You are a historian. You agree with that?
MICHAEL BARONE, U.S. NEWS : No, but they might look on it as kind of a joke. There is sort of a circus aspect to it that people, it’s become comic and a kind of a dark way. You know, Will is a professional doomsayer. So, you have to take that with a grain of salt. But obviously the political system’s a mess.