• With: Charles Krauthammer

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    In "Back of the Book" segment tonight, denying Hillary Clinton the presidency. It's widely expected, she will run on the Democratic --


    -- ticket in 2016. Recent Fox News poll says 49 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, 45 percent unfavorable.

    And, overwhelmingly, she's the choice of Democrats to run -- 69 percent wanted her to do that, just 14 percent support Vice President Biden.


    Joining us now from Washington, Fox News Political Analyst Charles Krauthammer. So, not much is going to change as far as Hillary Clinton is concerned in the next two years.

    Her record is her record. How do you beat her.

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: You let reality set in. I think the Democrats will surely nominate her if she wants, so it will be a coronation.

    But I think, if you look at how the polls have narrowed over the last few months, I think -- what did you say, 49 or 45, that's how pretty narrow range.

    We're still two and a half years away. You know, I think the reason that people have this --


    -- fussy picture of her, the name "Clinton," the 90s, very good time, peace and prosperity. They don't remember anything particularly bad.

    But then, as reality approaches and they get to look at her record, this is not going to be an easy run in the presidency once she gets in the general.

    And when they look at her record, the begin to examine the real Hillary and the real achievements, the lack of achievements, I would say, then she's going to be up against the real race.

    O'REILLY: All right, let's go over the achievements --


    -- that Mrs. Clinton has on her resume. And I hold in my hand those achievements. As Senator for New York, --


    -- she co-introduced legislation to increase the size of the Army. So , she will be able to run as a fairly tough foreign policy person, correct?

    KRAUTHAMMER: No. And I think it doesn't really matter if she co- sponsored a bill to increase the size of the Army.

    That doesn't count. What counts is what she's known for. What counts is what she had just finished doing.

    What counts is how she is addressed now, "Madam Secretary." She was asked at a forum just a few weeks ago, "What is your proudest achievement as Secretary of State."

    She could not answer the question.


    She fumbled around. And you know what she ended up saying, "I handed off the baton."

    Can you tell me if there's any great track and field star who was remembered for handing off the baton. In other words -- and I ask you, I'd defy anybody to tell me, to name a single achievement of this person who has been called by Democrats, in a very extravagant way, "One of the great Secretaries of State."

    She has zero achievements.


    The two things she has done and that she will be remembered for is the disastrous reset policy founded in naivete, gave away the story to the Russians, the fruits of which we can see unraveling right now in Ukraine, in Crimea, in Iran and Syria.

    O'REILLY: But she'll blame Obama for that. She's not going to blame --

    KRAUTHAMMER: She was the Secretary of State.

    O'REILLY: I know. But you know how it goes.


    KRAUTHAMMER: There is the video of her handing it over. Well, then, in other words, you're saying, she was a cipher and a nobody.

    I think that she will repudiate a lot of Barack Obama's policies when she runs. I do.

    I think that she will get out there and she will say, "You know what, I was a good team player but I didn't agree with x, y and z. And I would have done ObamaCare differently," blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

    I don't think she's going to run on the Obama ticket. I do not.

    KRAUTHAMMER: But she doesn't -- what I'm talking about are her credentials, her achievements. Why should she be President of the United States other than she married a man who became president.