Hm. Sometimes people change their stance even in politics where the fight for power is merciless and politicians rarely admit they were wrong in front of their opponents. It’s a really complicated war of unbendable mental strength. However, as I mentioned before, once in blue moon a person involved in the political game may change his or her views on things and even publicly admit it.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, former Barack Obama critic, conservative commentator Glenn Beck actually praised President Obama and critiqued presidential candidate Donald Trump.
According to Beck, his opinion was changed by Michelle Obama’s words who once called him “disgraceful” and “intolerable” during a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire. Apparently after hearing what the first lady had to say he was able to reflect on his own words along the way and was deeply ashamed by all the critique he had done on President Obama.
“Those words hit me where I live… If you’re a decent human being, those words were dead on.”
He went on by praising Michelle’s speech further, even calling it “brilliant.”
“She didn’t say, ‘The government should do X, Y, or Z.’ She said, ‘We,’ ‘Us’—without a political party. ‘We are better.’ ‘We need to stop this’… It had to do with ‘Who are you as a human being?’ ‘How do you view women?’ Brilliant speech… That was a moment that transcended all political thought.”‘
Even though in the past Glenn used to call Barack a “racist” who has a “deep-seated hatred for white people,” he seems to have changed his opinion completely. He seems to actually admire Obama now.
“I did a lot of freaking out about Barack Obama… Obama made me a better man.”
Furthermore, the radio host even endorsed Hillary Clinton and admits that Donald Trump is “dangerously unhinged.”