As Eric Bolling pointed out on The Five Monday afternoon, he was one of the first people to put Ted Cruz on Fox News. “I love Ted Cruz,” the host said. “I love the Constitutional conservative in him. I think he would be a great president, but I just don’t think he is ready yet.”
“Maybe it’s not his time,” Bolling added, noting that at 44, he’s a “young guy” who has only been in the Senate for just over two years. He even went so far as to compare Cruz to President Barack Obama, and not in a positive way.
“One of the strikes we had against President Obama was that he was too young, he was too fresh, he was too green around the ears,” Bolling said, implying that Cruz has some of the same issues and might be better suited to run in another eight years. He went on to say that the same thing could apply to younger senators like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.
“I like Scott Walker,” Bolling said of the potential candidate who is just three years older than Cruz, but has been in office as Wisconsin’s governor two years longer than Cruz has been in the Senate.
Cruz is scheduled to sit down for an entire hour with Fox News’ Sean Hannity tonight at 10 p.m. ET and we suspect that host might not have the same reservations. Mediaite will cover that interview as it happens.
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