In 2008, televangelist Pat Robertson endorsed Rudy Giuliani's ill-fated presidential bid, attempting to boost the former New York City mayor's support among suspicious social conservatives. Four years later, he offered tacit support to Mitt Romney. So whom does Robertson hope to see the Republicans nominate in 2016?
Judging from his remarks on "The 700 Club" today, Robertson may see Zombie Ronald Reagan as the country's last remaining hope.
“I wish Reagan would rise from the dead and come back," Robertson said. "He was a great president. The biggest thing was Reagan just believed in America. It was real simple. He believed in America, he believed in foundational values, and he wasn’t ashamed to enunciate them."
Echoing the candidate he backed in 2008, Robertson asserted that unlike Reagan, President Barack Obama does not "believe in America," in part because "he was raised in a different environment entirely."
Referring to Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, Robertson added, "You listen to that pastor he had up there for so many years — Sunday after Sunday after Sunday — ranting against America. Well, Reagan didn’t do that."
Listen to Robertson pine for the Gipper below, via Right Wing Watch: