Glenn Beck's reaction to Debate and Ron PaulSubmitted by glassman on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 20:45
Glenn Beck's reaction to Debate and Ron Paul:
I know a lot of you hate Beck and don't trust him and I'm not posting this to change your mind.
I will generally give people the benefit of the doubt and think that despite all of his shortcomings, it's possible that Beck could come around. If anything else, I trust Judge Napolitano 100% more than anyone else on mainstream TV and it seems from things he's said, that they are friends and have spent hours debating these issues off the air. I think Napolitano could have gotten to him: not completely but if anything else as a voice that he hears in the back of mind.
I think many people here have this idea that so many people are part of this grand conspiracy. I don't buy that. I do think there are people conspiring but most people believe what they profess to believe. Myself in part, Tom Woods and others are admitted ex-neocon and we wholeheartedly believed what we thought we believed. It was easy for me to make the change because it really only involved me and my wife.
But when you're a media figure, or even a politician, it's hard to make that transition. You fight the change because you fear the repercussions from your audience or constituents.
This is a pretty natural human behavior; to make sure you preserve your livelihood. There were certainly things I didn't talk to others about when I worked at a college and even now there are things I don't get in with clients.
So anyway. Take it for what it is or isn't. If we want people to join in, we have to be open to people joining even when they don't embrace it as many of us have.