A New York Times columnist downplayed Hillary Clinton's chances of becoming the next president Monday night, saying she is "so out of step" with the Democratic Party on foreign policy.
At the National Press Club, Times columnist David Brooks told Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal he gave Clinton a 65 percent shot at becoming the party's nominee for the 2016 election.
"The establishment is gaining power on the Republican side, but on the Democratic side the establishment is losing power," said Brooks during a discussion to promote his new book, according to The Daily Caller
"What we've always heard from how Democrats perceive foreign policy, they're a lot more like Elizabeth Warren than Hillary Clinton. And I give Hillary Clinton no more than a 65 percent chance to take the nomination.
"She's so out of step with her party right now on foreign policy."
Clinton, a former first lady who later served as a senator and as secretary of state, has yet to announce her candidacy for president
, but she is the favored Democrat in most polls.
Among the other names on the list of potential candidates is Warren, a Massachusetts senator
who is quickly becoming a favorite on the left. Despite several pleas for her to run, however, Warren — who has only been in office since 2013 — has said she has no plans to pursue the presidency.
Another group hoping for Warren to launch a White House bid are more than 300 members
of President Barack Obama's former campaign staff.
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