Why is Glenn OK with Chris Christie not running for President in 2012?

People really want Chris Christie to run. Reallyreallyreally bad. Glenn played the latest audio from Chris Christie and explained why, after all the answers, he really understands why Chris Christie won’t run.

Early in the program when The Blaze news was airing, Glenn said, “ I'm tired of this game of Chris Christie, I am. He says he's not in. Great, let's take the man at his word. I quite honestly cannot figure out why he's not in. I don't know if he has something to hide. I don't believe this bullcrap that he's not qualified. “

“ I think it is a political calculation here that maybe he thinks Obama is unbeatable. Maybe he's got something in his closet. I don't know. But the country is on fire, the country is not going to survive this president one more term. It won't survive this president one more term.”

Later in the program, though, Glenn changed his tune because he heard Christie really explain why he does not feel that he should be running for President.

“I want to hear him actually give a real answer to why he won't run, and I think he did yesterday in the Reagan library,” Glenn explained.

During a speech yesterday, a woman told Christie, “And I say this from the bottom of my heart with my daughter right here and my grandchildren who are at home. I know New Jersey needs you, but I really implore you, I really do. I don't mean this funny. I mean this with all my heart. We can't wait another four years to 2016. And I I really implore you as a citizen of this country to please, sir, to reconsider. Don't even say anything tonight. Of course you wouldn't. Go home and really think about it. Please. Do it, do it for my daughter. Do it for our grandchildren. Do it for our sons. Please, sir, don't we need you. Your country needs you to run for president.”

“That is emotionally moving because so many of us feel that way,” Pat said. “If we get the wrong guy or if the same guy, heaven forbid, wins again, we're not going to make it to 2016. We need you now.”

Glenn said that he is having problems with almost every candidate who is currently in the race and does not believe that they aren’t just more of the same – big government, progressive, incompetent.

“Convince me that you are not more of the same,” Glenn said. “ Convince me. Please. I want to believe. I don't believe any of you. I want to believe. I need to believe. But I don't. I just don't. I just, I'm not convinced I've seen the person yet.”

Glenn then played the response that Christie had for the woman who implored him to run.

“There are a lot of people who have asked me about this over the course of the last number of weeks and months, and this is all I'll say about that tonight is that I hear exactly what you're saying and I feel the passion with which you say it, and it touches me. Because I can tell you I'm just a kid from Jersey who feels like I'm the luckiest guy in the world to have the opportunity that I have to be the governor of my state,” Christie said.

Glenn said that he had heard the audio cut off at this point, but after hearing the following he had a change of heart on the whole “Chris Christie game” playing out right now.

Christie said, “And so people say to me all the time now when folks like you say those kind of things, for as many months as it's being said, "You know, governor, why don't they just leave you alone." To giving your answer, isn't it a burden? And what I say to you tonight and say to everybody else who is nice enough to applaud what she said is that it isn't a burden. I mean, fact of the matter is that anybody who has an ego large enough to say, ‘Oh, please, please, please stop asking me to be leader of the free world.’”

“It's such a burden. If you could please just stop. I mean, what kind of crazy egomaniac would you have to be to say, "Oh, please stop, stop." It's extraordinarily flattering. But by the same token, that heartfelt message is not a reason for me to do it. hat's what I've said all along is I know, without ever having met President Reagan, that he must have felt deeply in his heart that he was called to that moment to lead our country.”

“And so my answer to you is just this: I thank you for what you're saying and I take it in and I'm listening to every word of it and feel it, too. And please don't ever think for a second that I feel like I'm important enough in this world that somehow what you're saying is a problem for me. It's a great, great honor. I'm extraordinarily flattered and I really appreciate you being willing to stand up and say with the passion you did. That's why this country is a great place. Because of folks like you. Thank you.”

Glenn responded, “Stop. You hear what he said? He didn't feel called. That is an extraordinarily important thing. That is one of the only things that I would accept and leave it alone.”

“If Chris Christie doesn't feel called now, it means that there's something else that he's supposed to do. I don't know what it is. And it might be something that none of us ever see. But it is important. We've all been sent with a task. We're all supposed to do that task. I hope he's living his life in such a way that he can hear it and be clear because many of us won't be clear enough and we will miss our task. And somebody else will do it, but it was your job. It was your job,” Glenn said.

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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