Glenn Beck called into the Fourth Hour on GBTV to give an update on his health. He also took the opportunity to discuss with co-hosts Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray his thoughts on the New Hampshire primary and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
While discussing Ron Paul, the three agreed: the Texas congressman had a great day on Tuesday. Burguiere praised Paul for being one of the few GOP candidates to not participate in the apparently anti-capitalist attacks on former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and Beck was especially pleased with Paul’s fiery speech:
I’ll tell you, if Ron Paul was that solid all the time, like on his foreign policy – if his foreign policy made any sense – Ron Paul would be the nominee. Even the way he talked about his foreign policy, it made sense. Until you get into it, until you really get into it.
But what he said last night was great. What he said last night on the Fed, what he said last night on monetary policy was unlike any other politician out there. It was a great speech. You should really go back and watch it. It was a great speech.
However, the conversation quickly turned from discussing Ron Paul the GOP candidate, to discussing some of his “overzealous” supporters:
Burguiere mentioned one of the more "colorful" Paul supporters who had called the show to discuss the “Elders of Zion” and various "Jewish conspiracies.” This led Beck, Pat and Stu to agree: perhaps these types of supporters are Paul’s biggest obstacle.
“What they’re doing to Ron Paul, these supporters like that,” said Beck. “Is they’re making him less attractive to the average person because no one wants to be in the crazy camp.”
In Beck’s opinion, Paul supporters who think they are doing the Texas congressman a favor by linking every aspect of American society to the “Elders of Zion” and/or various Alex Jones-esque conspiracy theories are actually hurting the GOP candidate.
If this is true, and the average voter is turned off by the conspiratorial Jesse Ventura type, then perhaps Paul supporters who are serious about winning the GOP nomination should ask the “overzealous” members among them to tone it down a little.
Good grief, did someone actually think this would help (unless, of course, it's another Jewish conspiracy)?