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Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis (D) expressed bewilderment Sunday with the size of the GOP’s 2016 presidential field.
“What’s going on with the Republican side is even more confusing,” Dukakis told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970.
“It’s certainly entertaining,” added Dukakis, an unsuccessful 1988 Democratic presidential candidate. “If you want reality television, you’re getting it. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.”
Dukakis’ remarks come as the GOP is grappling with one of its most crowded presidential fields in recent memory, with 17 White House hopefuls.
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Dukakis admitted Sunday he is uncertain about his party’s presidential primary heading into 2016.
“Politics is a strange business,” he said. “I’m probably the last guy to offer an opinion on how to win the presidency given what happened to me in 1988.”
“Kitty and I are going to be with Hillary,” Dukakis said, referencing his wife Kitty Dukakis. “We like her and have a lot of respect for her.”
“That doesn’t mean that other people could or shouldn’t run,” he added. “Whoever gets that nomination is obviously someone who is going to have to win it competitively. That’s a good thing.”
Clinton is currently the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
Dukakis said he is unsure whether Vice President Biden is serious about entering the 2016 race and upending the Democratic primary.
“I have no idea,” he said. “It’s the toughest thing you’ll ever have to do in politics.”
Biden is reportedly seriously considering a third White House run. The vice president has indicated he is announcing his intentions publicly later this month.