On his radio show today, Glenn Beck praised the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate, hailing Ryan as a “progressive hunter” and “a good, good pick.” Beck said the selection was evidence of “political genius” by Romney.
From the 08.13.2012 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Glenn Beck Program:
Beck opened his show with the “tremendous news” of Ryan’s selection, and said that by picking Ryan, Romney had “thrown us a bone.” Beck is the latest media conservative who appears to have influenced the selection of Romney’s running mate. Beck’s sidekick Stu Burguiere said Ryan is “what we hope Mitt Romney is,” and Beck agreed.
“Progressive hunter” is a phrase Beck has used in the past to promote attacks on the progressive movement. He once declared that “to the day I die, I am going to be a progressive hunter,” comparing himself to “Israeli Nazi hunters.”