On Monday’s broadcast of “The Five” on the Fox News Channel, co-host Greg Gutfeld described what he sees as the ideal Republican presidential candidate in 2016.
“Look, here’s what is needed in a nominee: someone you don’t have to explain, someone that doesn’t need me or you to defend his clumsy retorts,” Gutfeld said. “And I don’t want a witch. Feel free to cast aspersions, but not spells. But I also want a fighter — someone who wants to win and won’t roll over on a debate on Benghazi because a consultant told him to. I want someone who cheerfully destroys the liberal lie that achievement is selfish and that earning your keep means others will starve. And this person must realize they are fighting two fronts — the Democrats and the media, and the only way to beat them is to shine a light on them with humor.”
Gutfeld, author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” said that the eventual GOP nominee can count on his or her opponents to help out.
“So to paraphrase Mark Twain: Rumors of the Republican Party’s death have been greatly exaggerated, because the Republicans have a secret weapon: the Democrats,” he continued. “While we may have a different Republican savior every week, there is a constant we can count on: the inherent bankruptcy of liberal ideas. Oh, and also that Joe Biden will say something really stupid. He’s the best thing to happen to the Republicans since Dana Perino.”