The Reverend Pat Robertson criticized Republican candidates for espousing extremist views, saying “Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election.”
This is like if Hannibal Lecter advised someone to become a vegan.
Speaking during a segment of his “700 Club” television program, Robertson said he doesn’t disagree with extreme right-wing views on issues like same-sex marriage, immigration, health care, taxation, and rounding-up liberals and herding them into “re-education camps” – he just knows from experience that the majority of Americans don’t agree with them.
“It’s really what wrecked my campaigns for President” Robertson reflected. “When I say things like the Teletubbies are gay, or Haitians suffered a devastating earthquake because they’re into voodoo and made a pact with Satan, you can actually see the majority of people turn away in disgust.”
Robertson offered some strategic advice to the candidates: “Hide your real opinions and concentrate on getting elected. Then, once you’re in power, you can go as crazy as you want. I mean, who’s gonna stop you? The President controls the military!”