On Tuesday, Alec Baldwin took to his foundation’s Twitter account to tweet, “If Obama was white, he’d be up by 17 points.” Of course, the polls show that people are far more likely to vote for an African American for President than they are a Mormon.
To start the segment, Glenn reminded listeners that this was a man who had made some pretty horrible comments to loved ones in the past, showing that he is clearly dealing with some issues and is not a very happy person.
“The biggest spiritual leaders always, they weep because you’re missing who you really are. Don’t you see who you really are? They can see it. Because they see it in themselves. This guy doesn’t see anything but a black hole. He’s got an abyss in him. And I feel bad for Alec Baldwin. I mean, I don’t know him, you know, and I’m sure he doesn’t care about my pity. But he’s not a happy man,” Glenn said.
“And it’s really not that hard, Alec, when you get out of your own way, it’s really not that hard. Believe me, I spent most of my life not being a happy man. It’s not that hard to get out of your own way and be a happy man. You cannot see what America really is if that’s your vantage point,” he added.
Turning his attention to Baldwin’s tweet, Glenn wondered if Romney would be up an additional ten percent if he wasn’t Mormon.
Stu explained, “We have polling to back this up. 18% of people won’t vote for Mitt Romney because he’s Mormon. 4% of people won’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black. 18 to 4. That’s in polling. That’s not me making it up. That’s been shown over and over again that there’s a large gap between those two groups. People don’t want to vote for a Mormon. At this point in American history, they have no problem voting for an African‑American. In fact, the polling shows that people are less likely to vote for a Catholic than they are to vote for an African‑American. So you could sit here and blame race all you want for the terrible, terrible performance of the guy you elected, but that is why he’s having problems here. He has the most favorable media of any president in American history and he’s still struggling to clear 43% in approval rating.”