Glenn Beck was so impressed by U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon on Tuesday that he told his entire radio audience he could “tongue kiss” the man.

“I could tongue kiss you,” Beck told the North Carolina Republican with a laugh, “and I’m not a guy who does that.”

Beck said the first time he and his co-hosts interviewed Brannon, it may have been the “best interview we’ve had from any candidate we’ve ever been with.” Tuesday, Beck added, marked the “second best interview of any candidate that we’ve had.”

“This is why Rand Paul has endorsed; Mike Lee has endorsed; FreedomWorks has endorsed,” Beck said.

Senate candidate Greg Brannon speaks on Glenn Beck's radio program March 19, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Senate candidate Greg Brannon speaks on Glenn Beck’s radio program March 19, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Though the conversation only lasted around 15 minutes, Brannon hit everything from the situation in Ukraine to energy independence to allegations that he misled investors.

“At the end of the day I believe we’ll be vindicated,” Brannon said. “I’m on boards of pregnancy crisis centers, of companies, of school boards because of my integrity. I’ve been an OB-GYN in private practice for almost 22 years. My integrity built the practice of 25,000 patients, 9,000 deliveries. There is so much more detail coming out … when it all comes out, you’ll see exactly why I will never sell my integrity, not even for a Senate seat … I’ll talk about it all day.”

After Brannon spoke at length about history and foreign policy — particularly the importance of peace through strength — Beck said he felt like he “may have just entered the ring with Muhammad Ali and [feels] a little punch drunk on this.”

“I will tell you, count your blessings, America, because five years ago we said, ‘Where are the good people? Matt Bevin, Greg Brannon, here they are,” Beck said. “And really, if you don’t step up now, it’s going to be too late.”

Beck said that while several years ago, electing Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts seemed like an enormous victory, a coalition of individuals like Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee joined by Matt Bevin and Greg Brannon would change everything.

“They’re there, but it’s all going to rely on you doing something about it,” Beck said.

Watch the complete interview, below:

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