David Brooks Foresees Rise of Jerry Brown in 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination Race On Friday's "NewsHour" on PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks downplayed super PAC Priorities USA's decision to align itself with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential contest and predicted the rise of Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) as an outsider in the race. "Well, they're trying to scare people out of the race," Brooks said. "But, to me, it's not going to work. It's the sound of doom. No, I don't think it's the sound of doom, but I do not think she is going to be coronated out of this. And the fact that some high-flying Washington establishment PAC is helping her is not going to necessarily help her. There is a great outsider hunger here. And I'm looking for an outsider. Gov. Jerry Brown of California, mark my words, he's going to run."