GLENN: Can you trust either of these guys to really do the job? We're going to see. At least one of them has the courage to actually stand up and go to Washington and be the -- and here's why I say courage. This is leadership. This is -- did slogan really fits John McCain Country First. If he were to be President, he may be the worst President of all time. But I will tell you this, the guy does have a backbone. The guy does have a spine. Because just war game this out for me, will you?
So he is going to Washington to do this bill. If he actually gets it -- well, let's take all the options. He goes, he meets with everybody, it falls through, there is no bill, the economy collapses. It's John McCain's fault. He couldn't get it done. If he passes a bill and it's got all kinds of stuff in it that, you know, I don't know, 75% of the country is against, John McCain has just done the tough thing but he's just brought us something that nobody wants. And there's no winner here because it's exactly like, "Hey, there hasn't been a terrorist attack since 2001." Well, you don't get credit for that. You only get blame for what didn't happen. So he's not going to get credit for it. He's going to get blamed for the biggest spending package twice the size of prescription drugs.
And the third option is he stands against it and it doesn't pass and then he's blamed -- because everything collapses. Then he's blamed because he couldn't get it done. So exactly how does John McCain win here? The answer is he doesn't. He doesn't win. This is on a suicide mission. This is a guy who really does put country first, or he's just the dumbest strategist of all time and I don't believe that. It's just finally somebody's standing up -- you know we always say how come we can't get anybody to be on the record, how come politicians are so smarmy? It's because when somebody actually puts their career at stake and does something you don't like, you don't vote for him.
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Let me go to Mitch in Texas. Hello, Mitch, welcome to the Glenn Beck program.
CALLER: Hey, Glenn, I've got a comment. I see Obama refuses to go to Washington to place an up or down vote on a stimulus plan. Sounds typical Barack Obama. Whereas we have McCain who is willing to say yes or no and come together to get us back on track. I think that speaks volumes.
GLENN: Yeah, I do, too. I will tell you that, Mitch, I am impressed with -- you know, I said two days ago and again yesterday, I said when I find out that neither one of these guys were planning on going back to the Senate and take a vote, I said where is the leadership out of these two. You guys don't even have -- you don't have the spine to go stand in the well of the Senate and help put this thing together and then say this is where I stand and I'm going on the record, if you don't have the spine to do that, you don't have the spine to be the President of the United States. And here is John McCain doing just that. I will tell you that it is typical John McCain. He is willing to go down with the ship to do what he believes is right and honorable, and there is something to be said about that.