Last year, Glenn Beck was telling everyone who would listen that he hated politics and was tired of talking about it, so he wasn’t going to waste his life anymore and was, instead, going to change his direction completely.
But that was last year. So far this year, it feels to us as if Beck has spent show after show talking about almost nothing but politics, especially the question of who will be the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2016. To that end, Beck’s network has started taking a monthly poll of whom Beck’s followers want to see win the nomination and today they released the results of second monthly poll, which finds Ted Cruz and Scott Walker taking the top spots.
While discussing the results on his radio show today, Beck noted that lots of the candidates have appeared on his program in the past, with the exception of Walker. Walker’s apparent reluctance to come on Beck’s show, Beck warned, could spell disaster for Walker’s presidential aspirations because “I don’t think you have a chance” of winning without doing so.
When Beck asked co-host Stu Burguiere if, were he running for president, he would agree to appear on Beck’s show, Burguiere noted that his campaign advisers would probably recommend against it but that, as a co-host of the show, he believes that “if you could get this audience behind you, you have a strong chance.”
“I don’t think you have a chance without it,” Beck responded. “I just don’t think you can get the Tea Party to be excited. If you’re not going to actually address them where they live – and I’m not just saying our audience, I mean the people like us – if you don’t come and court the audience where they live, we won’t believe you.”
Refusing to appear on Beck’s show, he said, “shows something about your courage”: