This Is Who Charles Krauthammer Thinks Will Get the Republican Nomination

102513_fnr_krauthammer_640When conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer speaks, many conservatives listen. Krauthammer was speaking on Fox News giving his predictions as to which Republican Presidential Candidate he feels will receive the nomination. According to The Blaze:

Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer said Friday on the Fox News Channel that he believes it is now a three person race for the Republican 2016 nomination, with Donald Trump most likely to win.


Speaking on “Special Report,” the syndicated columnist used $100 in “casino chips” to illustrate his point.

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Krauthammer placed a $40 bet on the chances that Trump would secure the nomination, followed by a $30 bet on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.


Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third with $20 and Krauthammer reserved $10 for “wine, women and song.”

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“Special Report” panelists Steve Hayes and Kirsten Powers also made bets.


Hayes argued that it was a three-way tie for the nomination, placing $30 bets on Trump, Cruz and Rubio. He also placed a $5 bet on N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.

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Powers predicted a Trump nomination, betting $40 on the billionaire, $25 on Cruz and $25 on Rubio.

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What’s interesting is that all pundits seem to have narrowed their choices to Trump, Cruz and Rubio. What’s not clear is why none of them are discussing the glaring problem with Cruz. Notably, that he may not be eligible to be present having been born in Canada.

Mr. Krauthammer has to know this, so why it’s not part of their predictions is unclear, perhaps they feel it’s not that big a deal, or because it hasn’t had much air play.

One thing is certain, there is a huge groundswell for Mr. Trump, and barring shenanigans at the convention, it’s likely Mr. Trump will receive the nomination.

What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

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