Trump? OUT! Huckabee? GONE! But what potential candidate can capitalize on the good news that these two former frontrunners are sticking to TV and staying out of politics? Glenn hopes it'll be Allen West...but others are also in the running.
"And with Huckabee out, word is Michele Bachmann will announce that she is in. Rumors that Mitch Daniels is going to get in as well. Oh, man, I am so excited for the next 15 months of campaigning," Glenn joked. "Here's what's sad about the field. For some reason the GOP will not recognize that the American people don't want the people they keep offering up."
"The party machinery has to get behind somebody," Pat said.
"Tell me about Michele Bachmann. They've done everything but per in a meat slicer," Glenn countered.
While Stu pointed out that Bacchmann had a good shot at Iowa, Glenn said the GOP machine would try and continue to discredit her.
"I used to believe that a man could say, 'I'm going to run for president' and then he could become president. Bullcrap," Glenn said cynically.
Stu disagreed, "It's up to us to see through that and make our own decision. We are voting."
Glenn however, felt that only a GOP darling had a shot at winning the nomination. You know as well as I do that the party's machinery on both sides is extraordinarily powerful and will destroy you."
The conversation then turned to Newt Gingrich.
"Everything I have ever seen or read or felt about Newt Gingrich, you know, I've talked to Newt several times one on one. I've never felt that he was a big government guy. I've really always felt that he is a guy who understands it. But now he's coming out like he's trying to be heart of, you know, more moderate, et cetera, et cetera. Are you throwing in the towel? America doesn't need moderates. America needs radicals. America needs revolutionaries. Because what you are fighting are revolutionaries. These guys have fundamentally transformed the United States of America," Glenn said.