In an interview today with Katie Couric of CBS News, Glenn Beck, clearly talking before thinking, spoke the words, "I actually...how bout this? I actually think John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barak Obama."
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Because it's only a preview snipped of the Interview, I think we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how he justifies that. If he justifies that...I mean, he doesn't justify much. Ever. Most of his viewers and listeners get excited for the assertions that he makes because they generally reinforce their previously held positions. Positions like taxes are bad, fixing health care is wrong, democrats are the same thing as commies plus fascists divided by Kenyan Presidents who look like Alfred E. Newman with a Hitler mustache.
They don't need, or want, the justifications for these beliefs because justifications can be disputed. And we don't want our belief system to be disputed or undermined in any way. Oh no. We just want to yell shit and stamp our feet and say, "Hell Yeah Glenn! You go dog. Woof Woof."
I wonder, if Mr. Beck doesn't like McCain, Obama, or Hilary Clinton all that much, what kind of President would he like to see sitting there in the Oval Office. Someone like Bush? Nobody asks him and he's better off not saying. Again, that would be a position that could come under attack and he would lose credibility by asserting a solution.
Glenn Beck is as cowardly as they come - all about tearing down but not courageous enough to put anything forth. Or as this one commenter on the CBS News site says, "What happens when a gifted entertainer that likes conspiratorial interpretations is given a big platform? You get a kind of modern day typhoid-Mary of political worldview."