At first, I wasn't impressed with Glenn Beck. I thought he was too silly but I decided to give him a chance so I watched his television program for several weeks and I have come to really admire him. He isn't afraid to show his emotions and what's more, he doesn't apologize for them. I find that very admirable, especially in a man. I never could understand people who feel the need to apologize for their display of emotion, especially for tears. There is no need to apologize for genuine feelings. Hats off to you, Glenn for showing your true self!
Mark Elzey: If Mr. Beck's ideas are so good why doesn't he run for office? Besides being mentally ill he is nothing more then a carnival barker too cowardly to actually get in the political ring and "truly" stand up and fight for what he believes. He's nothing more than a two bit coward with a big mouth who is making millions off of desperate Americans. To put out a book call "Common Sense" is a disgrace to Tomas Paine of whom is turning in is grave!
First, I want to thank you for your comments. My post wasn't on Glenn's beliefs so much as they were on him as a person and how he displays his feelings without apology. As for his beliefs, I can't honestly say I agree with everything he says but I do agree with some of his positions. As far as anyone running for public office, be it Glenn or anyone else, I'm beginning to think that what a person believes prior to running, somehow seems to get watered down once they decide to run. And I think that is, in a large part, because they fear they would have less of a chance of winning if they stuck, rigidly, to what they say they believe. Take Lou Dobbs, for example. I used to watch him on CNN and he seemed strongly against illegal aliens and stressed how our borders must be made secure, etc. However, now that he has left CNN, and has other prospects, including the possibility of running for office, his views on illegal aliens have apparently softened. Before, he was totally against any amnesty for illegals. Now, that he might run for office, he has backtracked on that view a bit and I think it's because he figures he would need the support of Latinos in order to have a chance at being elected. If Glenn Beck ever decided to run, he might do the same thing, I don't know. Anyway, I think I've said enough for one post. Again, thank you for your thoughts.
There are more ways to help this country than to run for office. A coward would not speak out so boldly as he does. Getting threats against himself and his family is a way of life for someone who does what he does, yet he continues.
No, I don't pay for "Extreme"-can't afford it. As much as I like Glenn, I was very disappointed when he left Fox and even more disappointed to know that he charges a monthly fee to watch his programs on the internet. Granted, his programs, now, are twice as long but to have to pay a fee to watch him when I already pay for cable is really more than I can afford so, yes, you have a point.
And you get Cable for FREE??? no you get crap for free and the one or two decent channels you pay dearly. high speed internet cable and you can eliminate phones and satalite and regular internet and get over 300 internet channels!! I just got word of another newspaper that is going total internet. one time payment for a ROKU and you are all set up. Do you think it is cheap to hire over 100 people to do all the research and production and buy all the equipment for FREE!! 100$ a year for TRUTH in the MEDIA is the most valuable thing I can buy with my money!