November 29, 2015

Bill Kristol's prediction record is right up there with Dick Morris, so it shouldn't surprise you to hear him descend into fantasyland.

In Bill's fevered dream, Donald Trump fades out and Chris Christie gets the Republican nomination. Because Bill has "come to kind of loathe Donald Trump."

KRISTOL: I do. I also say in that editorial that I probably wouldn't vote for him for president. I prefer one of the more conventionally qualified candidates. But I regretted lumping Carson with Trump. I said neither was qualified to be president about two months ago.

I think Trump is, in my opinion -- I mean I feel I've come to kind of loathe Donald Trump, whereas I like...

Kristol also "likes and admires" Ben Carson, the king of Quaalude-induced both-siderism. But even Bill Kristol agrees that DroopyDawg shouldn't be President.

KRISTOL: -- I like and admire Ben Carson. He probably shouldn't be president of the United States, but he's a decent human being and I thought the interview showed that, incidentally. He went over to Jordan. He's trying to think things through. His recommendations of sending more aid to help the refugee camps in Jordan and being wary about letting Syrians come into the U.S. isn't crazy, after all.

And so I'm -- I'm pro-Carson and anti-Trump.

But I think ultimately Carson won't be the nominee either...

CARDONA: And do you know what...

But the whole panel, led by Kristol, enters into his fevered dream that it will be Chris Christie.

Because terrorism.

KRISTOL: -- which does raise the question to Cokie's point about Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio...


KRISTOL: -- Chris Christie, one of them is more likely...

ROBERTS: Well, and then...

KRISTOL: -- to be the nominee.

ROBERTS: -- and Chris Christie, regardless of the "Manchester Union-Leader," is in a little moment because of what happened in Paris. And -- and terrorism, once it becomes the primary issue, it really does sink everything else, because if people don't feel safe, nothing else matters, so.

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