GOP establishment wants Romney

Texas Governor Rick Perry has made quite a stir since entering the 2012 race last month, and though his poll numbers are fairing quite well, the GOP establishment has spoken, and Mitt Romney is their man.

“Rick Perry may be surging in the polls of Republican primary voters, but his party insiders aren't convinced he'll be the best general election candidate. More than two thirds of Republican insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama,” Glenn reported on radio this morning.

Its all well and good that the party leaders have their pick, but should we really be listening to them?

Seeing as this is the same establishment that has lended its support to the like of Bob Dole and John McCain, probably not.

PAT: So, same party insiders, I'm guessing, they always know what they're talking about. So

GLENN: Well, they -- one thing they failed to recognize is Americans don't buy into their bull crap anymore.

PAT: I think they do fail to recognize that. I think they really do. I think they believe that they're just as relevant.

The bigger question at hand is why the GOP would be so quick to support a Romney, over say Perry, Bachmann, or other Tea Party favorites?

Glenn seems to think the characterization of the Tea Party as extremists might have something to do with it. Right now the progressive left AND right are monopolizing the political spectrum, and at the end of the day 70% of Americans, whether it be the Tea Party or moderate Democrats know that the current situation is unsustainable.

“The people in the middle, it's not just the Tea Party. The Tea Party is being miscast by the people on the left and the right and that's why the Republican establishment is taking on Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Perry. That's why the Republican establishment is taking on people like Senator Jim Demint. They're not extremists. They're being painted as extremists,” Glenn concluded.

“Real leadership empowers people… We don't have that. We don't have that from the John McCains or the Karl Roves, we don't have that from the Barack Obamas or the Nancy Pelosis, but that's what the American people, both moderate left and right” want from their government.

Ultimately the middle 70% - the moderates from both sides of the aisle – need to stick together and buck the establishment if need be.

“What the Republican insiders are doing are they are trying to split the vote of Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and Sarah Palin,” Glenn said. “I don't know who their candidate is. I've talked to a lot of Republican insiders and they don't like Mitt Romney. But Mitt Romney is the guy who is - I love this one - looks the most presidential. Oh. Okay.”

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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