MARK LEVIN: This is a critical time in our country's future. It's a critical time for you and your family. Now, let me deal with a few things. When I am prepping for this show, I have the FOX News Channel on, a show called "The Five." I have friends on that show. But one of my friends, Bob Beckel, is now in the habit of mocking Ted Cruz. And I know Ted Cruz and he's a friend of mine too.
I would just say to my friend Bob, you can't hold an intellectual candle to Ted Cruz. You're not even in his same ballpark. You're a great guy, you're smart, you're not even close. So, you can keep mocking him and attacking him, if that's what you'd like to do, which apparently it is. But you're looking more more foolish. And of course most of the people on "The Five" do not come to take Cruz's defense. Do you want to know why? Because they don't like him either.
Now, I don't mean to offend, but you know I remember -- by the way, Bob's running circles, meanwhile, around the Republicans on that panel for the most part. Running circles around them. That just shows you how weak they are on too many of these subjects. Look, folks, I'm letting it hang out. I'm just telling you what I think. I'm pointing out part of the problems that we have now. (October 11, 2013)