And with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, Kristol confidently rejected the possibility on Tuesday
"He's the establishment hope who I don't think is likely to be the nominee," Kristol said on "Morning Joe." "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016. I'll buy all of you dinner, I'll buy the two Bens dinner -- this could be expensive in New York, I guess. I'm willing to go out on a limb."
The analysis from the consistently wrong Kristol inspired everyone to make the same joke.
Best sign yet Jeb Bush will definitely be the nominee / Bill Kristol: ‘No way’ Jeb Bush is 2016 nominee http://t.co/N1MtW2pTtn @POLITICO
— Mark Leibovich (@MarkLeibovich) April 8, 2014
Time to put all your savings into Jeb Bush 2016 betting market shares http://t.co/5wA4qS1s0U
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) April 8, 2014
Bill Kristol says Jeb won't be the nominee, which of course means he will be http://t.co/6HUIxTlcz5
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) April 8, 2014
It probably wasn't too tough for Kristol to rule out another Bush-Clinton showdown. Only a few months ago, he said that Hillary Clinton probably won't run in 2016 and, if she does, "she likely won't win."