Right Wing Watch notes that last year Glenn Beck was talking about how he was tired of politics and he was going to stop talking about it and change his focus. But then on his show Monday, he declared that no Republican candidate had a chance of winning the nomination if they don’t come on his show.
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.”
Does Beck ever say or do anything that is not self-aggrandizing? I’m telling you, this man is right on the edge of being a cult leader.