Reid: "Right Now We Have Hillary Clinton And That's It," "Not Another Barack Obama Out There"


In an interview with MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart that aired Friday morning, retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gave his thoughts on the 2016 Democratic primary field. Reid said while Democrats had an "all-star" primary in 2008, right now all Democrats have is Hillary Clinton "and that's it."

"Right now all we have is Hillary Clinton," Reid said.

"There's not another Barack Obama out there," Reid lamented. "There are no all-stars out there."

Reid infamously praised Obama's lack of "negro dialect" during the 2008 Democratic primary.

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, MSNBC: Let's talk a little bit about 2016 a little bit more. You told my colleague Chuck Todd in 2008 -- sorry, the 2008 primary between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was, "an extremely healthy process," you even called it wonderful. Is there concern that this time around there won't be that vigorous debate between Democrats?

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): Think how wonderful that primary was. Two all-stars, two people that will be in the political hall of fame no matter what happens in the future and they were involved in a primary. That was helpful. Now, right now we have Hillary Clinton and that's it. She's not him. There's not another Barack Obama out there. There are no all-stars out there. She has a clear field, and I'm glad she does.

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