Wurzelbacher: When I was on the bus with [John McCain], I asked him a lot of questions about the bail-out because most Americans did not want that to happen, yet he voted for it. … Some of the answers … appalled me, absolutely. … I was angry. … I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him.
Beck: Really? … [W]hy didn’t you get off the bus?
Wurzelbacher: Um, you know, honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama becoming president scares me even more.
Beck: … Isn’t that part of the problem, Joe, that people will sell out their values, because they’ll say, “Now, well, I just don’t want that, so I’ll take this; I’ll settle for this”? … We’ve settled for so long; we keep getting something that we don’t want, and it just gets worse and worse and worse.
Wurzelbacher: … The Republicans didn’t put out a candidate for us to really vote for; it’s just kind of a lesser of two evils. When you get to that level, you’ve compromised your principles; you’ve compromised your values so often, and you owe your soul to whatever special-interest group or lobbyist that’s … padded your … campaign finances and … everything else that you no longer are your own man, … so you can no longer stand on your feet because they’ve been cut out from underneath you years ago.