Kristol: Odds 'Better Than 50/50' Big Dem Jumps in Against 'Extraordinarily Weak' Hillary

Is Hillary hearing donkey hoofbeats? On his Weekly Standard podcast today, Bill Kristol put the odds at "better than 50/50" that one or more of Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden or John Kerry would jump into the race against a Hillary Clinton whom he described as "extraordinarily weak."

Kristol made an undeniable point, to wit, that "if someone came down and gave you the poll numbers on Hillary Clinton, from the last two, three, four public polls, you would look at that and say, whoah: this is a very weak and very vulnerable frontrunner."

Listen to the edited podcast excerpt here

BILL KRISTOL: I do think that Hillary's problems are serious enough that someone big will get in. We've talked about this before: if Bernie Sanders is the Gene McCarthy challenging the LBJ-type frontrunner, who's the Bobby Kennedy, who's the serious alternative to Hillary? I think it's probably got to be Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden or John Kerry. And I [inaudible] at least one of them will get in. I think the odds are better than 50/50 that a big name gets into this field 

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I think the bottom line--this is what we began with--Hillary Clinton is extraordinarily weak. Maybe some of these polls are a little bit outliers, obviously things can change, you know, she can be underestimate and all that. But if you just, you and I have [inaudible] if someone came down and gave you the poll numbers on Hillary Clinton, from the last two, three, four public polls, you would look at that and say, whoah: this is a very weak and very vulnerable frontrunner.    

 

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