Skip to comments.Glenn Beck: ‘Mitt Romney Could Be The Only Guy That Could Win’ In 2012
Posted on 04/08/2010 2:32:54 PM PDT by iowamark
Glenn Beck and radio pals Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere rattled down the list of potential Republican nominees for President in 2012 this morning, and they had some bad news for the Tea Party movement: Sarah Palin probably wont run, Ron Paul is still and long shot, and Mitt Romney, as of now, is the GOPs best bet.
While Gray and Burguiere are harsh to most of the candidates, Beck spreads the love around. He tells his co-hosts that he likes Palin but doesnt think she will run, Bobby Jindal but doesnt think he has the charisma, and Congressman Paul but doesnt think America is ready for him. Then, at the bottom of the pile, he finds Mitt Romney:
"I have to tell you that Mitt Romney could be the only guy that could win, and I dont know if he could because I think that Americans are going to be I mean, this country is going to be in deep trouble by 2012, and the next term, if its not decided this term, the next term will decide our fate. Then I hope that Americans are ready for an adult and are ready for hard news."
Its a strange, possibly sad conclusion from someone who had called Romney out for flirting with socialism, but ultimately Beck was trying to determine who could win, not who he thought should. If Beck was playing process of elimination, which he clearly was, its hard to refute his conclusion that Romney is the least likely candidate to crash and burn in a general election, if only for being a conservative from the most liberal state of America and having moderate successes like universal health care under his belt. Or and this one is for you conspiracy theorists out there maybe Beck is intentionally downplaying the Republican candidates ability to success so as to clear the brush and become the reluctant right-wing candidate by default. After all, he is the second-most popular human being in America. (Link to a Harris poll: Glenn Beck is the second most popular television personality in America second only to Oprah Winfrey.)
Listen to the segment below:
Or he may NOT be...
But how are you going to get ObaMao to step aside and let him run as a Democrat?
Okay, I am finally willing to concede that Glenn Beck might really be completely nuts.
Just a Mormon trying to sell us another Mormon. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Beck is not exactly unbiased.
I would have no problem with a Mormon who is consistently conservative. Mitt ain’t that guy.
Well, that settles it, Beck really has come unhinged if he thinks that liberal hack Romney could win anything but the dem primary.
Or it really is what some people think that lds will vote lds regardless of political stance.
Exactly my thought.
“As of now” is a pretty fair qualifier.
I personally doubt Palin will run and am waiting to see who appears over the horizon.
The list of people actively in the fight right now is pretty short, and Romney isn’t on it.
Leaders lead. Fighters fight. They don’t wait for a call from HR offering them the job.
He'll lose Texas bigtime! No way the Lone Star Sate will vote for that liberal hack!
That’s fine Glenn. You push that RINO and I’ll never give your show one more second of my time.
Our job is to DEFEAT the RINO wing of the party, which is as responsible for this mess today as the rats.
Why do people pretend that Ron Paul is a real candidate for President, the guy has never been able to get out of his little congressional district, he is down in the Ralph Nader, Bob Barr class of gadflies.
>>Just a Mormon trying to sell us another Mormon. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Beck is not exactly unbiased.
Oh, I thought you posted “a Moron trying to sell another Mormon”. My bad..
Hey folks, TSWHTF before 2011. Let’s make it to Nov., 2010 first!
We won’t be a viable nation by 2012 at this rate.
2012 is a loooooooooooooooooong way off.
Duncan Hunter is the best chance we’ve got.
How about listening to the people. We don’t want him. He does not support what the American people support.
Obligatory Barf Alert!
Puke. Never, not ever.