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.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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