“Hillary Clinton’s gonna run on the Democratic side, she’s already raising money. … If she wants it, she’s got it,” says O’Reilly. “She’s already buying those pantsuits like crazy. She’s got like 20 of them lined up to go.”
Couric gently ribs him for the pantsuit comment, saying that’s OK as long as he’s also commenting on what the Republican nominee is wearing.
O’Reilly jokes, “I don’t know what those people are wearing. They’re not gonna be wearing pantsuits, though.”
But he does say the Republican field looks quite a bit wider than the Democratic field.
“On the Republican side, you have three or four who are raising money right now — Christie raising money, you got Rubio in Florida raising money, Rand Paul raising money and you got some governors floating around,” says O’Reilly. “A guy like [Ted Cruz], he made a name for himself, but the Wall Street guys who fund all this on the Republican side, they’re not gonna go for him.”
Below, O’Reilly talks about his past as a history teacher — “I was the original Mr. Kotter, I walked in with long hair and all this. But I knew I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life. … Teaching is really a noble, noble profession. TV is the lowest rung, but I had this goal to see the world, which I did.”
“Maybe after I retire, I’ll go back and terrorize the kids,” he jokes.