On Thursday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered an optimistic forecast for the GOP in the 2016 presidential elections. Krauthammer based on fatigue from President Barack Obama and overestimating the popularity of potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“I think the historic forces are on the side of the opposition,” Krauthammer said. “You go back and you know, this Bill, you go back to 1953, with the single exception, every single time one party has held a White House for two terms, they get thrown out on their ear. The only exception, of course, is Reagan being given what's essentially a third term with Bush because he was so successful. The country is already tired of Obama. The country is already in semi-depressed mood. They’re high numbers wrong track. They are not going to be in a mood to reelect a Democrat. And I think the Democrats grossly overestimate how popular Hillary is. She may be popular with some of them. She may be popular with a lot of them. But they assume it's going to apply to the country. I think not.”