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Bill Kristol: a history of being wrong

Speaking of Fox News, here’s a quote from Sunday December 17, 2006:

Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single democratic primary. I’ll predict that right now. 

Who said it? Conservative Bill Kristol. As Mark Nickolas (the guy who dug up this gem) says, “This is why so many people laugh at Kristol’s political analyses, in general.” Of course, that didn’t stop Kristol from getting a column at the NY Times. Sigh.



  1. Dave wrote:

    well, he WAS dan quayle’s campaign director, implying a very very low iq.

    bill also predicted we’d be greeted with flowers and chocolates in iraq and that it wouldn’t cost anything.

    he also said that anybody who thought sunnis and shiites would break out into a civil war was just some crazy wonk who thought too hard about things.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Permalink
  2. Jon Schuller wrote:

    Maybe the RNC should consider Kristol as their next chairman. Although he hasn’t written any provocatively stupid songs about Mr Obama his track record as sooth-sayer and fortune-teller makes him the perfect choice. i can just see him at some future republican rally on stage with………….Sarah Palin.

    Monday, January 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Permalink