Glenn Beck got it right at the jumbo Washington, D.C. revival meeting held at the National Mall on Saturday. He will never get elected President of the U.S. Allelujah to that.
The Fox News star was more Jimmy Swaggart — minus the scandals — than Mitt Romney. He urged America to turn to God. That''s a right, rather than left, turn.
Beck has us wandering in the dark, searching for the Messiah or that old time religion. Is Glenn the one? All he needed was a giant tent to house his 100K followers as the flock would have appreciated a bit of shade from the hot sun.
The meeting is the beginning of the political end for the Beckster. Beck got people to travel to Washington, but left them scratching their heads. They were hardly energized by his message of “restoring honor” by saying your prayers. The rally was flat, a far cry from the fired-up Tea Party gatherings.
Beck seemed more interested in launching a religious crusade than leading the people to the promised land. He promised to look for a modern-day Moses, or at least someone smarter than him to run for president. The great search has begun.
An online New York Daily News poll should give Beck pause. A vast majority feel he is a fraud. A whopping 93 percent of respondents say that Beck “just wants to get more famous and make lots of money with his angry tirades.” Seven percent say he “wants to fix America and save the country from our dishonorable politicians.” Call it the ultra transparency.
People are beginning to see right through Beck and mock those phony tears of his.
There is another poll out today that provides little cheer to Beck’s sidekick, Sarah Palin. A "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair poll shows that 59 percent of Americans don’t think that Palin would be an effective president. Even worse for Alaska’s former chief: 40 percent of Republicans give her a thumbs-down.
So the dream ticket of Beck/Palin or Palin/Beck will never come to be. At least that was President Obama’s dream ticket.