The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: Chicago Mayoral Runoff Is Evidence that Dems Want Someone to Challenge Clinton in 2016

Charles Krauthammer said he thinks Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel’s inability to prevent a runoff against a Democratic challenger indicates liberals are looking for someone outside the party’s establishment to rise up in 2016. 

“I think there is a hunger for something other than a Clinton or the old establishment,” Krauthammer said on Special Report. “The hunger for, I think, something like a [Elizabeth] Warren in the Democratic base was expressed in Chicago and I think it might prompt her to think again about running.”

Democrats suffer when President Obama isn’t on the ticket because his charisma doesn’t transfer to other candidates, Krauthammer said. He added that it remains to be seen if Hillary Clinton can succeed in 2016 without Obama leading the way. 

NRO Staff — Members of the National Review Online editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

Ten Questions for the ‘Squad’

Democratic infighting reached a fever pitch last week with bickering and personal attacks between members of the “Squad” and other House Democrats. During that period, Squad members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley mostly avoided doing interviews. However, that all ... Read More

Who Is Boris Johnson?

By next week at this time, Boris Johnson will be prime minister of the United Kingdom. Not since Margaret Thatcher has such an outsized personality resided in Number 10 Downing Street. Not since Winston Churchill has such a wit presided over Her Majesty’s Government. Wit is actually the chief reason for ... Read More
Health Care

For Planned Parenthood, No Doctors Need Apply

Poor Leana Wen. She took Planned Parenthood’s propaganda a little too seriously. And now she’s out of a job. For the longest time, Planned Parenthood has insisted that it’s a health-care organization, and it only cares about abortion — supposedly a tiny share of its business — insofar as it’s a ... Read More