Monday, August 31, 2009

Glenn Beck for President?

Honestly, my mind isn't made up on the guy.

As much as I agree with him on most issues, I find his delivery to be a bit over the top and his persona grates a bit.

But look at this video from his show last week.
Jump to a little halfway through and listen to him on his "In or Out" missive.

I don't know about you, but it seems to me that unlike other conservative commentators, Beck comes across as someone with a bit more ambition than an O'Reilly or Limbaugh.

His 9/12 Project seems to have already created a virtual army of supporters. And as it builds, Beck seems posed to send them off to electoral war. Either for him, or agreeable candidates nationwide.

But if it's ever going to be Beck, a few things are required to happen, and first among them is a stretch in itself - Beck will have to give up the fortune he is making at Fox News.

But he does seem to come across as someone who could say, "enough is enough". You may disagree with the guy, and as cynical as I am, you'd still be hard pressed to convince me that he doesn't care about the well-being of his country.

The question then becomes, can someone go straight from entertainment into elected office? Sure. Reagan did it.

So, if Beck ever does seriously consider giving up studio life, he'll have to prove himself much the way Reagan did - by running for Governor of his home state. In this case, that state is Washington. Win there, serve successfully, and who knows...maybe we'll be seeing Beck for President signs waving at the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

What are the chances of all this happening? Slim to none. But I just wanted to be able to say I told you so when Gallup or Rasmussen someday put out a 'what if...' poll pitting Barack Obama and Glenn Beck.


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