On radio this morning, Glenn spoke about the growing discontent between the career politicians in Washington D.C. and the American public. While it is easy to look at the cesspool that is Washington D.C. and be discouraged from getting involved, Glenn advocated this might actually be the best time to consider serving.
“Do you remember – it was in 2004. Do you remember how many people called me and said, ‘You can't come out against the GOP. Don't do that. You're going to offend all the listeners and everything else.’ And I said, ‘I don't really care. It's the right thing, and I don't think you understand who the American people are. I think they're smarter than this. They know,’” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And when we started to figure it out, we said it. And we've been shocked by how many people are joining. And you wouldn't believe how many people are saying this even behind the scenes that are this close to really letting go. The stories I hear and the phone calls that we get behind the scenes that only, you know, we and the NSA know about, from people who are in this media who are saying, ‘You know what? I'm about to really start letting go. I'm about to start telling some stories.’ Good.”
“And beyond that there's even some Republican elected officials who were so disgruntled with their own party that they're looking at alternatives, but they have none,” Pat added. “Where do you go?”
“You go to the American people,” Glenn said. “Because the American people are here. They are going to have the biggest surprise because we're not going to buy into the argument anymore. I'll ask Stu last because Stu is dangerous and we may have to stop him from voting. Will you vote for the Republicans just because he's better than the other guy?”
In a potential 2016 matchup of Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, Glenn, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy all agreed they may not be able to vote the Republican line just for the sake of it.
“If there's a better third party candidate, I'm going to vote for the third party candidate,” Stu said. “I'm not going to vote for some Communist because they are a third party.”
Pat explained that he voted for Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney in spite of his personal beliefs, and he vowed not repeat that mistake.
“I did it with Dole. I did it with McCain. I actually did with Bush,” Pat said. “He wasn't my first choice by any stretch of the imagination.”
“The last candidate that we have had that we can say we were proud of was Ronald Reagan,” Glenn added. “That was it. Only president in my lifetime that I was proud to vote for… I'm embarrassed to actually say this, but I'm not embarrassed to say I voted for [Romney] because of the decorum that he would have brought back. At least the guy didn't hate America. And he was like a decent man. But I'm embarrassed that what's what I cast my vote for because I'm convinced he would have been going on Syria at this point.”
“McCain is a totally different story. I mean, Dole was the first president I ever voted for, Bob Dole. Look, the guy is either the greatest guy of all time, would he have been the greatest president of all time? No. But I don't feel, like, embarrassed I voted for Bob Dole,” Stu explained. “John McCain deserves the American embarrassment. It's that bad. The only reason I even cast that vote that time was because of Sarah Palin. That's the only reason.”
Glenn agreed that he too voted for McCain because of Palin. “That's why I voted,” he said. “What is Sarah Palin doing?”
“They keep talking about her for Alaska senator but I don't know if she's interested in that,” Pat said.
“That would be great,” Glenn said. That would be great, being able to take the Senate? My gosh, that would drive them nuts. She would win that too. Why wouldn't she do that? She would win that.”
“Let me tell you, I wouldn't have run for senator a few years ago because it would be like a cesspool. Now it would be kind of fun with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee,” he continued. “You get those guys in there and you just start adding to those, it's going to be fun. These guys, it's like the Wild West. I mean that's good stuff. Now, is the time to go serve in Washington, D.C.”
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