December 15th, 2007
06:58 AM ET
11 years ago

Beck: Huckabee will 'implode'

Glenn Beck was in The Situation Room Friday.

(CNN) – In this interview with Wolf Blitzer, CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck did not pull any punches in discussing his views of surging Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

“I think this guy is going to implode and, if he doesn’t implode, he gets the Republican nomination, I think the Republicans might as well just write it off,” Beck said on CNN’s The Situation Room Friday.

Asked about the naming of Ed Rollins, who is credited with President Reagan’s landslide re-election, as Huckabee’s new national campaign chairman, Beck said, “I am so sick and tired of hearing people talk about how much they’re like Ronald Reagan.” “I wish people would be themselves, not Ronald Reagan,” he added.

Beck also criticized Huckabee’s recent controversial comments about Mormonism, the religious faith Beck shares with Huckabee rival Mitt Romney.

Watch Beck’s entire interview with Wolf Blitzer.

Related video: Rollins on Huckabee

–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

Filed under: Faith • Glenn Beck • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • The Situation Room
soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. LQ Rochester MN

    JONATHAN FROM KANSAS!!! The United States of America is NOT a Theocratic government!!!PLEASE!!! We are a diverse people of different (and even NO)religions.
    You want to see a theocratic government, go to Iran. Anyone who takes the bible LITERALLY scares the hell out of me.

    December 15, 2007 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. Steven in Charleston, SC

    Folks, your bigotry is showing.

    According to several posters, here:

    If Glen Beck endorses Romney, it's because they are both Mormons.

    If a woman endorses Hillary, it's because they are both women.

    If Oprah endorses Obama, it's because they are both Black.

    However.....I never see anyone saying that anytime a white guy endorses another white guy, or when a Baptist endorses another Baptist, etc. it is because of THAT shared trait.

    Come on folks, let's try to keep our biases under control!

    December 15, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  3. Reality Check

    Does anyone here actually listen or watch Glenn Beck?

    Just wondering because he has said REPEATEDLY that he isn't sure who he is voting for. I have heard him list the positives and negatives about Mitt, as well as the other candidates. Glenn isn't voting for Mitt just because he is Mormon. I don't believe he has decided yet.

    Sarah, I echo the other posters, it is imperitive to read the entire article prior to posting as to not appear to be entirely daft when posting a obsurd comment on a public forum. Your parents must be so proud!!!

    December 16, 2007 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  4. Your Friendly Neighbor

    Sarah Woodley:

    I hope and pray that you posted under an alias. I would hate to think that you ACTUALLY posted that comment under your real name for fear that your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family and other associates might find out that you either can't read or you have the reading retention of a lab rat.

    It says in the article (that might take a full minute to re-read) that Glenn shares the same religion as Romney. Glenn's Mormonism isn't a secret – he is very open when discussing it on his TV show and on the radio.

    December 16, 2007 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  5. Jonathan

    Westboro Baptist Church LOVES and hearts Huckabee!

    December 16, 2007 04:16 am at 4:16 am |
  6. sarcasim

    Who is glenn beck ? I thought he was a guitarist,, wait that was jeff beck who is this glenn guy then ?

    December 16, 2007 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  7. Mike Allen Palm Beach Fl

    If Beck keeps using his show to promote his strange religion and push his elect Romney agenda. I predict Beck will implode not Huckabee.

    December 16, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. xoxobrown, Toronto, Ontario

    Huckabee cannot be the president also please chose wisely. Huckabee has a temper and is too rigid.
    WE are left with only one man and hope that God opens our eyes to see who this man is. We want someone that will marry AMerica and love her too.

    December 16, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. xoxo, toronto, Ontario

    Huckabee looks like the anti christ

    December 16, 2007 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Julia, Eastern Kentucky

    I would think, Mr. Beck, that any candidate could do a lot worse than be compared to Ronald Reagan!

    December 16, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. Rose Hann New London, CT

    Yet another Republican on CNN. Could you please get fair and have equal sides.
    An inconvienient book is written by a man I saw on GMA this morning who is so bias he cannot possibly be fair. He put Dems down and hints to the GOP candidate he approves of. Ten times he said he would take parts of all GOP candidates and roll them into one. I think that is not achievable. His book is ananti Gore book. He has said on CNN situation room he dislikes Gore and does not think we need to invest all this money to fight Global Warming. As a Morman, I'm surprised to the degree of negitivity. Makes me wonder why CNN would have someone who is clearly bias.

    December 17, 2007 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  12. Justin, NE

    Glenn Beck is a nice guy, but he doesn't understand that we need Huckabee to take back this nation in the name of Christ and begin the theocratic rule of law in this nation. I can look past the AIDS (I agree with his 1992 statements and I'm glad he never backed down) and Dumond problems and a few inconsistencies in what Huckabee stands for as long as starts starts rebuilding this Christian nation.

    How is this not scary?

    December 17, 2007 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  13. Jim Lundberg, San Diego, CA

    We should send Huckabee on to his next job as a TV Evangelist now, before the election. Go Ron Paul. We donated more to Ron Paul in 8 hours than Huckabee has made in all of this quarter...and last, combined.

    December 17, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Apacallyps, Houston, Texas

    Err... Mormons do believe Jesus and the Devil are brothers. The Mormon church says so. Search it out. Why didn't Blitzer ask Beck about that? Huckabee should not apoligize. Mormons are not Christians no matter how hard they try to twist things to make us think they are. Beck has lost all credibility by this swipe at Huckabee, who is the best GOP candidate.

    December 19, 2007 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  15. ZB

    You realize that Huckabee wants to have a 23% national sales tax on everything. You realize that? You realize that?
    Is that fair? You want to pay 23% on a car? Your plasma TV?
    That's the fair tax everyone is talking about. I'd bet many of you didn't know the details.
    Check it out. As far as I know, he hasn't backed off of it.
    This is a well-known fact, if you don't like the source below, you can find it elsewhere in 5 seconds:,0,2218196.story?coll=la-home-nation

    January 1, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  16. Ajay Jain, Garland, Texas

    23% Sales Tax:

    Proponents of a national sales tax say it would be an improvement over the current system because it would increase the incentive to save, by taxing money spent instead of money earned.

    Also, the proposal would rid the tax code of its myriad loopholes and would free taxpayers and businesses from the time-consuming, often costly task of preparing annual tax returns.

    "What we would do with the fair tax is to eliminate all the taxes on productivity, which means you could earn anything you want," Huckabee said. "You wouldn't be penalized for saving, earning, for having a capital gain, making an investment."

    Huckabee and call for a 23% tax on virtually all purchases in place of federal income taxes, as well as payroll taxes to fund Social Security and Medicare.

    January 6, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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