It was a big day for President Obama and his administration yesterday, but was it so big that he’s already become unbeatable in the 2012 election? Barbara Walters and the ladies of The View would agree that yes, Republicans might as well skip out on 2012. Glenn reacted to their statements on radio this morning and offered a slightly different perspective.
The video, courtesy of Mediaite, is below:
“I would hate now to be a Republican candidate thinking of running,” Walters said on the program.
“Skip the next election,” Behar added.
The only one expressing any common sense was Elizabeth Hasslebeck, who said, “I think it's insane to politicize this event right now.”
“How appropriate from progressives to say skip the next election,” Glenn said.
In Glenn’s mind, the problem isn’t Osama’s death bolstering Obama, rather the lack of viable conservative candidates to oppose him. He referenced Mike Huckabee, a potential candidate that Glenn has called a progressive in recent weeks, as well as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. None of these candidates are exciting conservatives, nor are they holding to the true values of conservatism.
“Why is Donald Trump exciting the American people today? Because he's at least saying something, even if it's nuts, he's saying something real. He's saying something real. He's saying something that people are thinking,” Glenn said.
Glenn said that the real problem with most of the conservative candidates is that they do not identify with everyday Americans. “ Nobody thinks what these clowns say in Washington. Nobody speaks like that. Nobody thinks that way. It's all calculated.”