Bill Kristol: There's a 'Better Than 50/50 Chance' Hillary Clinton is Not the Nominee

The Powerhouse Roundtable discusses the newest polls showing Bernie Sanders catching up to Hillary Clinton.
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Transcript for Bill Kristol: There's a 'Better Than 50/50 Chance' Hillary Clinton is Not the Nominee
I want to go back to 2016 and Hillary Clinton. Donna, a poll out of new Hampshire this week has Hillary Clinton down double digits to Bernie sanders who leads her by 16%. They are tied for most likely to win the primary. Is this about sanders or Clinton? It's about both. There's no question that this Bernie sanders has really energized not just the democratic party, but I think he's energizing young people, he's bringing more people into the political process, but it's been a summer of turbulence for Hillary Clinton. This is one where I think some of the damage was self-inflicted from the beginning. She now has to regain her altitude, by going out there each and every day talking about the issues, but also meeting with people. This week, the justice department announced they discovered more Clinton e-mails from earlier than they thought, and those e-mails were apparently between David petraeus and Hillary Clinton. The campaign says he didn't try to hide her tracks or make them unrecoverable. It's back in the news. I think four, five months ago on this show, there's 1 in 3 chance that Hillary Clinton would not be a democratic nominee. Everyone said 1 in 3 that's awfully high. I think now the odds -- I think I was right to be skeptical about her. Now, there's 50/50 chance he's not the nominee. I also want -- bill Clinton back on the scene this week in an interview with CNN, he was talking about the e-mail controversy, calling it part of a full-scale frontal assault on her. Listen to what he said. Ever since watergate, something like this happens and -- and so, I would rather have it happen now than later. It was always going to happen. The other party doesn't want to run against her. And if they do, they'd like her mangled up as possible. What was that hopeful to her? He's talking about full-frontal assaults and watergate. Any of this good mood stay? Any party gain or lose off of it? I'm pretty doubtful. We have conservative popes prior to pope Francis, it didn't help social con catholic. One of 11 kids. We had seven boys. I was supposed to be the priest, that didn't work out so well. I took away from this, and I'm that it changes our tone in how we interact with people. I'm struck, unfortunately, the day after the pope leaves, who has just talked about poverty, modesty, empowering the homeless, there is a state dinner for a human rights violator who can care less about religious freedom. This total lack of accountability. My problems have nothing to do with me, they have to do with the media or somebody else. Donna? I still believe at the end of the day she's going to be the nominee. She had 18 million votes. She's lost altitude but she has a lot of attitude. Well, we know that and we'll be looking forward to what comes next. Thanks, everyone. That's all for us. Thank you for sharing part of your Sunday with us. Check out "World news tonight" and we'll see you back here next week. Have a great day.

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