When Glenn Beck rose to stardom on Fox News, he was a voice of power and credibility to the conservative movement when we needed it the most. The economy was in shambles, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were in full force and Barack Obama was days away from being inaugurated for the first time as President.
Beck was a driving force behind the launch of the tea party movement, the 9/12 project, and the Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial . He left Fox News in June 2011 and launched GBTV later that year. The network has since changed names to The Blaze. I subscribed to the online version of the network shortly after its launch.
What has me ticked off at Beck as of late is his unabashed flip flop on Mitt Romney and his statement on the 2016 election.
During the election, Beck compared Romney to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
But as we can see here and here, Beck has changed course and is now saying that he is embarrassed he voted for Romney. Beck has also said he probably wouldn’t support the Republican candidate in 2016.
How can he possibly say that without even knowing who the potential candidates are going to be?
Beck has lost a lot of credibility since leaving Fox News.
I don’t really care that much if he changed his opinion on Romney, even though he looks foolish doing so. What I don’t understand is how he can say he won’t vote Republican ever again without knowing who the candidates will be in 2016 and future elections.
Even though his power is fading, Beck still has some influence on the conservative movement and his recent comments are not doing us any favors.
I’m fed up with the GOP establishment as much as he is, but outright saying he will not vote for any GOP candidate is wrong.
The Blaze is a great network, but if Beck keeps down this road, I may just have to cancel my subscription to his network.