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Pat Robertson Says GOP Getting Too 'Extreme' To Win Election

First Posted: 10/25/11 01:33 PM ET Updated: 12/25/11 05:12 AM ET

Pat Robertson Gop Comments

On his show "The 700 Club," televangelist Pat Robertson commented on the views of the GOP, calling them a bit too extreme.

Robertson quoted Lyndon Johnson: "Don't these people realize that if they push me over to an extreme position, I'll lose the election?"

The notoriously controversial Christian figure mentioned that if candidates venture into heavily radical territory, it could cost Republicans the general election.

"Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff," he exclaimed. "If they want to lose, this is the game for losers."

Robertson has received heavy criticism in the past for comments regarding abortion, politics and marriage. His recent remarks about justifying divorce from a spouse with Alzheimer's caused uproar in the media. In October, Robertson announced he would stop making political endorsements.

Current Republican candidates include: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

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