Glenn Beck was interviewed by Chuck Todd over the weekend and the focus, obviously, was the utter debacle that has been the GOP nominating process.
GLENN BECK: I feel like the world of Blade Runner makes more sense than this one. I don’t even know where to begin, we’re living in such a fantasy world where nothing makes sense anymore.
It sounds like something really jumped out at you from the chairman there? What jumped out at you the most?
The whole thing. The whole thing did. Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin with that. It is remarkable to me that both parties are so out of touch with the American people, both Democrats, Republicans and Independents, we all feel the same way. Three things: I don’t belong to anything anymore and I want to feel like I belong to something. I don’t even feel like my country is even the same. I don’t belong to anything, nobody’s listening to me and I don’t have any levers that control my own life.
I can’t control my own income, I can’t control my own destiny, I can’t even control my own farm if I’m a farmer. This is not going to last. And these guys are just playing a game, they’re playing a show. You know that Reince Priebus knows better than what he just said. You know that he is not looking at the autopsy and going, “Well, I think this is great. We’re doing the same thing we did with Mitt Romney, except much, much worse.” It’s insane.
So what should be done? I mean, what should be done? Look, the last time you were on, you were–
Nothing, it’s too late…
CHUCK TODD: Let me ask the obvious question here. I know the answer now, it seems obvious. Mike Pence does nothing for you to make Donald Trump more appealing?
GLENN BECK: Look, Mike Pence is a nice guy. And you know, he’s fine and he’s doing a good job. I don’t have anything against Mike. I know that I talked to Mike when I was in Indiana during the campaign. He didn’t have anything nice to say about Donald Trump. I will tell you that if Ted Cruz comes out on, what is it, Monday or Tuesday night when he gives his speech and he endorses even a soft endorsement of Donald Trump, I will officially have no person in Washington that I can trust says what they mean and mean what they say.
I don’t have any inside information on what Senator Ted Cruz is going to do when he gives his speech. My hope is that he can give a speech that will inspire a demoralized party that has been hijacked by the worst sort of political opportunists, remind people that we actually have smart people, people who are not cheats, liars, thieves, adulterers, and a sickly orange who have been elected to office, a speech that will not endorse the Cheeto abomination but encourage people to look forward to a re-centering in 2020.
But I don’t know.
Party loyalty is a strong force and the pressure on Cruz to endorse Trump for the sake of beating Hillary has to be strong. But if he does, I hope he knows his political career is over.