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'More Like The Kentucky Derby Than Belmont': Bill Clinton Comments On 2016 GOP Field

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In an interview on CNN’s "State of the Union" on Sunday, former President Bill Clinton addressed the large GOP field for the 2016 presidential race.

“They've got a lot of youth, they've got a lot of energy, they've got some significant diversity and they're no dummies,” Clinton said. “And they believe what they believe. They still believe trickle-down economics works better than investment and their convictions are so great that they're undeterred by evidence and that's always amazing to me.”

According to the husband of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, the thing that surprised him the most about the GOP candidates is how many of them there are currently running, The Hill reports. 

“Well, there's a lot of them,” he said. “It looks more like the Kentucky Derby than Belmont.

“I sympathize with the question of how the primary voters are going to decide who to vote for,” he added. “I don't know how you listen to 12 people in a televised debate. It may be harder this year than before to figure out who's the most electable candidate.”

So far, 10 Republicans have announced candidacy, with an additional five expected to declare intentions to run next month — including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. 

In response to the large number of contenders, Fox News announced it was limiting the first GOP debate to the top 10 performers in national surveys, the Huffington Post reported.

Sources: The Hill, CNN, The Huffington Post

Photo Credit:, CNN Screenshot


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