Let us weep for Glenn Beck
In what can only be understood as a cry from a broken heart, media entrepreneur Glenn Beck told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that if Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump – even a “soft endorsement” – Beck “will officially have no person in Washington that I can trust.”
Here is the video:
I doubt that I will be the first to welcome Glenn to the TrustNobodyinDC Club. But I have to wonder how many people in politics he has trusted, and for how long. Is politics for him a drama of heroes and villains? Has he just discovered that his heroes have feet of clay? If so, well, better late than never.
They’re just a bunch of flawed human beings trying to do well for themselves, and incidentally for the nation, when possible or helpful to the primary motive.
I remain struggling to grasp the emotional dimensions of the hatred for Trump. Many NeverTrumpers seem to regard him as a contagion, capable of corrupting the otherwise virtuous GOP (or conservatism), and so to be resisted to the end.