Conservative radio host Glenn Beck, an avowed fan of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, admitted Monday on his radio program that he is not sure Cruz could govern effectively.
“I’m talking about who could actually be the president of the United States and be a good president of the United States,” Beck told co-host Stu Burguiere. “I’m talking about governing. Start the list again, could he govern?”
“I would say on this I’m not sure he could get the coalition together,” Beck said. “He’ll be a bulldog and he’ll stand for principles, but I’m not sure he could govern.”
“First of all, you can’t think he’s the best candidate if you don’t think he can govern.” Burgiere said.
“I’m not sure yet,” Beck said. “Reagan had charm. He had charm. If you’re going to make somebody into the anti-Christ, and just — and the Democrats are from the very beginning, and his own party from the very beginning going ‘Nope.'”
Beck went on to say the likes of Republican presidential candidates Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could indeed govern the country if elected in 2016.
When Burguiere asked about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Beck seemed unsure of the chances.
“Uh, I’ll give it to you,” Beck said. “We are looking at unbelievable times ahead of us.”