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.

Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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