Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 11:27 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted.

"I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."

Kristol said Bush wouldn't win a Republican primary because voters "don't want to nominate someone who was last in office a decade ago." He said Bush "hasn't been involved in any of the fights in the Obama years."

Story continues below video.



Voters are looking for "someone who's either engaged in those fights in Washington, or a governor who's governed successfully in real time," he said.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would be "better candidates" against Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Kristol said.

"Scott Walker and Mike Pence and Marco Rubio and all those guys get to say, 'Generational change. Conservative reform agenda. We'll get away from the failures of the Obama years, which Secretary Clinton was part of,'" he said.


Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sony Hackers Taunt FBI, 'Congratulate' Its Success

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 20:06 PM

A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI, which named  . . .

US Turns to China to Help Stop NKorean Hackers

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 19:42 PM

The Obama administration is seeking China's help in stopping North Korea from launching future cyber-attacks, the New Yo . . .

RNC to Theaters: 'We Cannot Be Bullied,' Show 'Interview'

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 19:20 PM

The Republican National Committee is urging theater owners to play the The Interview following Sony's decision to pull . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved