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Why a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016 may be far from inevitable [VIDEO]

              Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington, during a the White House Forum to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. Clinton said any move by Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control would be an "important step."  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Paul Kengor — political commentator, professor of political science at Grove City College and the author of the 2007 book “God and Hillary Clinton” — cast doubt on the inevitability of a Hillary Clinton campaign and presidency in 2016.

“She’s polished. She has a lot of experience. She has been under fire ever since her husband humiliated her again and again in the 1990s. I mean gee, First Lady, Secretary of State — you can’t question the resume. She’s been a senator. She’s done all of that,” Kengor said.

“On the other hand, among the weaknesses… I’ve talked to so many people who have met her and Bill. They all like Bill. None of them like Hillary,” Kengor continued. “Bill comes in to a room, kinda lights up the room, he’s a good old boy and everybody likes being around him. Hillary comes in and you just feel like this cold wind when she comes in. She does have a likeability problem that her husband didn’t have. She doesn’t have the charisma of an Obama, of a Reagan.”

Ultimately, Kengor believes that a Hillary Clinton win in 2016 is far from a sure thing.

“I don’t care what anybody says,” Kengor said. “I think Marco Rubio could beat Hillary Clinton. I think Ted Cruz could. I think Rand Paul probably could. Paul Ryan maybe, possibly. Chris Christie possibly. I think it will be a lot closer of an election than people think.”

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