Erick Erickson on Hillary Clinton: “I don’t know how far back they can pull her face”

The youthful and Adonis-like conservative pundit offers a potential preview of the right's 2016 messaging VIDEO

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Erick Erickson on Hillary Clinton: "I don't know how far back they can pull her face"Erick Erickson (Credit: CNN)

While guest hosting Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Tuesday, conservative pundit and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson offered what may ultimately be a preview of what we can expect to hear from the right if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016.

“I’m willing to admit I’m in the minority,” Erickson said. “I’m willing to admit I could very well be wrong; all of my Democratic friends are salivating [at the prospect of her running in 2016].”

Yet despite his Democratic friends’ saliva, Erickson said he wasn’t buying the idea that Clinton holds the advantage for 2016.

“She’s going to be old!” Erickson noted. “I don’t know how far back they can pull her face!” he added.

“Can I say that on the air? I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t,” Erickson continued. “You know what I mean, though!” he added.



Erickson then mixed up John McCain and Bob Dole and claimed that Democrats will call sexist attacks on Clinton — like, say, jokes about her being old and needing plastic surgery — bigoted because “every attack you could possibly level will [according to Democrats] be some phobia from the right if Hillary does get in.” Gee, we wonder why!

Oh, 2016, you really can’t get here slowly enough.

You can listen to Erickson desperately trying to ensure he can reach the high standards set by Rush Limbaugh below, via Media Matters:

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith, and email him at eisquith@salon.com.

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