Skip to comments.Glenn Beck: Sarah Palin damaged her brand
Posted on 04/12/2011 10:19:48 AM PDT by FreeManDC
Glenn Beck doesnt see Sarah Palin running for president and said she has done some damage to her political brand.
Beck, a constant Palin cheerleader, said flatly on his radio show Monday, Sarah Palin, I dont think, wants to run for president.
The outgoing Fox News personality has hosted Palin on his show several times once for a full hour and she has frequently lavished praise on him.
Still, even with all that good will, Beck was frank in assessing what Palin has done to hurt her own political stock even though he credited her with surviving tough media coverage.
There are some things about Sarah Palin, he said, going on to suggest Palin made a mistake by selling her personal story in her first book after leaving the governors office, rather than demonstrating some policy credentials.
She should have come out with that first book, and it should have been deep policy, he said. It should have shown that, yes, she knows where Russia is.
She didnt help herself by doing some things to shore herself up, Beck added.
Still, Beck predicted that Palin wants to shape the debate, though he sees her role as outside elective politics.
I personally think she is on a smart path for the future to be able to hold people together, Beck said. Its ideals that I think she is going for.
Beck today put down Donald Trump proving
Beck has the intelligence of a retarded monkey.
His comments on Gov. Palin confirm that.
Sarah Palin, I dont think, wants to run for president.
Maybe she doesn’t want to own what’s coming.
You know... he has a lot of nerve. Ruining her brand? coming from this yahoo????
maybe he finds distancing himself from her is a plus for her.
That will be the day I BELIEVE anything written by JOURNOLISTAS.
Well, Palin shot her bolt way to early.
For now, Fox is putting pressure on her to say in or out. And, with Beck's departure, Palin will find Fox increasingly hostile as they fade away from being a center right news source.
But, who hasn't acted retarded on occasion? :)
Rush disagrees with Beck
Sadly I believe he has joined the chorus of people who only talk about Romney, Trump, Huckabee, but always for get about our only True Hope in the Field, Sarah.
Oh Glenn, here is some advice for you when it comes to Sarah.
Glenn Beck is long on facts and short on delivery.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is long on personality, integrity and message; and short on spite, malice and arrogance.
What this country needs is new rules in the House and Senate to allow them only certain laws they can create and allow the states to make their own for the rest.
Federal Gov is way to big anyway and only way this country rights its self is to make States the driving of policy.
Beck sounds bitter or he has fallen off the deep end
Politico out to get the circular firing squad trigger fingers all jumpy. LOL
....don’t like it when conservatives turn on one another.
Screw you and your magic underwear, Beck.
I think that law is called the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution.
Just like every law that’s inconvenient, it is ignored. And that’s how we’ve gotten where we’re at as a nation right now.
True, true on the circular firing firing squad. Politico cherry-picks a few quotes out of what was surely a long interview and predictably gets our dogs snarling at each other. We need to remember who the real enemy is.
And this is how you repay her? Get lost pal.
Right now the GOP is a total snarling mess. Politico is very good at what they do.
Palin did not. This is bs.
I listened to this part of the show yesterday. He pretty much reiterated the general talking points that she is not focused enough on policy. I am not convinced on this point, as she has a clear set of beliefs, and stand boldly on those ideas. I have her book, but have not finished it. I have heard some say it is light on policy, and others say it has a good amount. I actually agree that she should have put a serious policy book out as a second book, if she was positioning a run in 2012. It doesn’t seem to be that, and actually less so than the first.
I am open to Palin, and think she probably will run circles around the existing GOP candidates if she does run...I am not convinced she could beat Obama, but I am not sure who would. Events will drive that, and if gas is $5 a gallon and unemployment is not truly improved, I think anyone could beat him.
and, perhaps, she *doesn't* want to own what's coming 2012-2016; better to let the Democrats take the blame.
Maybe I'm wrong, but her moves look much more like either playing kingmaker to ensure that a true conservative wins the nomination in 2012 or running in 2016.
Beck is digging a hole for himself as a “conservative” radio talk host.
If Palin wins or Trump wins (or anybody else he talks down to) how will he be able to seriously carry their water on the radio when it’s one of them against Obama.
I guess he’ll be a sub for Coast To Coast sometime soon
As dangerous as he claims Obama is (and we know he is dangerous)... if Palin wins how can Beck be taken serious when he tries to pull for her in the general election?
And will he have credibility with his republican listeners?
Nope. Best he starts looking to be a sub on coast to coast
I stopped listening to him a long time ago
There is but one thing wrong with Palin as far as Beck is concerned. She is not Mormon.
Don’t anyone think for one second that Mormons do not stick together on virtually everything.
Now don’t jump on me for saying what I am saying here. I have many Mormon fiends and have had them for over 50 years. I just know how they manage their lives.
How Ronald Reagan Showed America That He Should Be President of the United States:
From 1975 to 1979 Ronald Reagan gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, the great majority of which he wrote himself. .... These addresses .... revise our understanding of the late 1970s - a time when Reagan held no political office, but was nonetheless mapping out a strategy to transform the economy, end the Cold War, and create a vision of America that would propel him to the presidency. These radio programs demonstrate that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president.
How Sarah Palin Shows America That She Should Be President of the United States:
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
Beck will be shilling for Romney full time in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... commence shilling.
“... can do more good as kingmaker than as President”
In Alaska did she think she could more good as a kingmaker than as Governor?
“Beck will be shilling for Romney full time in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... commence shilling.”
I’ve never heard Beck ever say anything at all about Romney and when he speaks about Palin, he seems to have a personal relationship with her. I’ve never gotten the vibe he was anti-Palin, or pro-Romney.
Beck, in his recent chat with B. O., did not say that he is leaving Fox, breaking his ties with Fox. Actually, I heard quite the opposite, but possibly I dozed off for a moment.
I don’t listen to Beck much. He seems to be solely for himself and his ratings. His positions on issues and other personalities seem totally designed to benefit himself. Does he have any core principle? He’s very much like an Alinsky organizer in that lack of any goal or principle beyond power to himself.
You are not convinced that Sarah Palin can beat Obama?
Besides her ulta-toxic poll numbers that are lower than whale scat at the bottom of the ocean, what on Earth makes you say that?
Question 3: I am going to read you a list of names. Tell me if you think that person would make a good President or not.
.................YES.........NO.......DK.....Never heard of
I for one am sick and tired of hearing about how Sarah Palin’s book are so dumb. They are not meant to be policy books, I took them as a biographical account of her life thrown in with a few ancetodtes about policy. I remember my Liberaltarian brother sitting on the couch skimming through her book and laughing. Then running upsatairs to tell my other brother how stupid she was based on a few excerpts. Sarah Palin is not dumb, and she has accomplished more than the liberals that criticize her ever will. I am getting so tired of the Palin is stupid playcard because what they are really saying is that all of us who support her are dumb. I am so sick and tired of it, and it’s really disapointing to see Beck take on some O’Reillyesque tendecies on the issues.
More PDS’er garbage.
I’ve read two of Palin’s books - “Going Rogue” and “America by Heart.” Both are excellent.
“Going Rogue” deals with her growing up personal life (personal philosophy, etc.),her experience as a politician (mayor, governor, etc.) and then her experience in what’s-his-name’s campaign for President. It was in that campaign that she was perceived as “going rogue,” as not being a puppet to masters in the McCain campaign. I see in Sarah’s “Going Rouge,”... her wholesome goodness.
“America by Heart” is about Sarah’s “Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.” Sarah’s description of America and American ideals is wonderfully refreshing.
From those books, I’d say that Sarah Palin is Reagan style Presidential material.
“I have many Mormon fiends...”
Oh, oh based on that poll she shouldn’t run! Man what are we smoking!/sarc
Politico can single handedly get conservatives snarling at one another. No one presently really seems to think Palin is running. There is just no sign of interest, other than throwing bones to her base, she is utterly disengaged.
What did he say?
Seriously, if one is a Catholic...one is in the dump with Beck?
How did Beck ridicule Trump’s faith?
As each day moves along, the more Beck looks like a RINO at best.
I think any advantage Sarah might have gained by being a policy wonk over the past couple of years has always been greatly overrated. Maybe those who say that forget how long presidential primaries and campaigns now are.
She, or any other candidate, will have more than adequate time to prove or disprove their knowledge of the issues during the primary campaigns and debates which will run for about nine months, from this summer until next March or so. Then we'll have almost as many more months for the primary winners to further dazzle us with their knowledge.
Not sure what Sarah will do, but all this nonsense about her great need to show her stuff on policy the past two years is mostly something for those commentators who never stop thinking about politics to navel gaze about. All the eventual candidates have more than enough time and opportunities remaining to show us what they know, or don't know.
At the time Sarah wrote her book, she'd been through a national campaign, had seen herself and her family attacked for things that were simply NOT true, so she was looking to set the record straight. I certainly don't fault her for that.
Beck is no conservative. Don’t be fooled.