The Fox News host also says Ron Paul brings “pizzazz” to debates.
Bill O’Reilly will undoubtedly have some angry Ron Paul supporters on his hands after saying they’re “almost a cult.”
The remark came last night on the Fox News pundit’s show, when O’Reilly and guests Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley discussed which Republican candidate will benefit the most if Herman Cain’s campaign crumbles under sexual harassment allegations.
According to O’Reilly, Cain and Paul have the most “emotional support,” and Paul’s backers are “almost a cult” and that they are “like bees.” He then made a buzzing noise.
O’Reilly went on to describe Paul as “a colorful guy” who brings a lot of “pizzazz” to the debates, and it’s for that reason that Paul may win over some of Cain’s supporters.
Still, that emotional resonance does not guarantee Paul a win during primary season, because, as Crowley mentions, voters cast their ballots for the person who “can stand up to Barack Obama in a debate and in the general election one year from today.” Considering that Paul’s base has yet to truly expand beyond its traditional libertarian and youth voters, it’s unlikely the more mainstream GOP will give the candidate a stamp of approval.