ABC’s Dowd: GOP Race Is a Little Bit Like ‘Ocean’s 11’

‘In ‘92 and Bill Clinton had just given a horrible speech— he wasn’t the political genius that we all now say he is— he emerged in that process’

DOWD: "Well, to me there’s — it’s a little bit like “Ocean’s 11” and the Republicans are still looking for George Clooney in the course of this. And it could be the Dirty Dozen. And it could be “Sixteen Candles”. A number of things. I don’t think it’s a downside to have this many candidates running. A lot of people are saying this is bad. This isn’t good. If you remember in 2008, there was double-digit number of Democrats running for president in 2008. And in 1992, the last time we had a dynasty which Bill Clinton, there was double-digit candidates running in ‘92 and Bill Clinton had just given a horrible speech. He wasn’t the political genius that we all now say he is and he wasn’t a dominant figure. He emerged in that process. I still think with all these candidates the Republicans have an opportunity for somebody to emerge, whether they’re in the race now or they’re about to get in the race."

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