Has hell frozen over as some people have said about Glenn Beck’s take on the 2016 election? The conservative commentator and founder of The Blaze said that not voting for Trump is the “moral choice,” even if it means Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States (via CNN):
"It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity," Beck wrote on Facebook in reference to Trump. "If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice."
"If she is elected, the world does not end," Beck said of Clinton. "Once elected, Hillary can be fought. Her tactics are blatant and juvenile, and battling her by means of political and procedural maneuvering or through the media, through public marches and online articles, all of that will be moral, worthy of man of principal."
He added: "Trump stepping down does not guarantee a Clinton win, but it does guarantee that the Republican party still stands for something, still allows its members to maintain (their) own self-respect and that it still has a future."
Beck's comments come as the GOP continues to grapple with Trump's latest controversy.
Now, Beck has said that this doesn’t mean he’s voting for Hillary. In fact, he’s against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I agree with Beck that America is probably going to be fine in the sense that the apocalypse isn’t upon us. Yet, it’s a tall order to say that it’s the moral and ethical choice for Clinton to assume the presidency, but that’s just me. The fact is that both candidates are unpopular. Both are horribly flawed. Both are choices that many Americans wouldn’t have picked as their first choice. Well, Clinton might have edged out Sanders, but the fact is we’re stuck with these choices. At the end of the day, we all know what Clinton would do as president. We don’t know what Trump might do. That’s not the best scenario. It’s a coin toss. Still, a Trump presidency working with a Republican Congress is much more palatable than a Clinton White House working with a Democratic one. And that’s the question every Republican voter has to answer come Election Day. Which is better?