Fox's Bolling Says GOP Candidates Should Refuse To Answer Questions on Gay Marriage, Abortion, And Contraception

Eric Bolling: Instead of Answering Questions On Abortion, “Dodge It” Because “I Wouldn't Answer A Question On Gay Marriage, Abortion, Or ... Contraception”

From the March 31 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): When he said there are some conservative Republicans that believe that there should be punishment-- I don't know a single one.

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): No, he managed to offend everyone with one single answer. I think he might have been better off it he had gone into the middle of 5th Avenue and shot someone. That could have been better. I felt like he was playing Jeopardy, he kept saying “The answer is, the answer is.” But like you said, it was as if it was the first time he had thought about the issue and that was painful to watch, because if you've thought about this issue at all you've gotten to this point and maybe wonder if he's really pro-life, because he hadn't really even explored these possibilities. He needs a little help and preparation, but maybe this is the wake-up call. You know, he went to DC, he met with the RNC, he got speech help before AIPAC. Remember that? He went on the prompter. So he's shown in the past -- I don't know.

GUTFELD: He should have expected this from Chris Matthews and MSNBC.

ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): I guess he should and I think, rather, what he like to do is he says what's right here. It's not like, “Hey, let me go through my notes,” or, “Let me find out my preparation with these press people.”

GUTFELD: You don't want a president who's prepared?

BOLLING: That's not what I said. I said at this stage of the game where he's resonating with people who say “I like what Donald Trump does. He doesn't prepare. He doesn't have canned answers. He's not poll tested.” What I would recommend would be instead of answering Chris's question, dodge it. I wouldn't answer a question on gay marriage, abortion or -- what was the third one? -- contraception. This is what got the Republicans in trouble in 2012. We sat at this table and said “How about you stick to the jobs issue? How about you stick to the economy issue? How about you stick to foreign policy and terror and security, and If someone asks you a gay marriage question, just say, look, I really want to stay on the thing that matter most to the American public right now and it's safety and jobs.”