Santorum: Gingrich needs to get out of the race

Rick Santorum made an appearance on radio today, and during the interview he not only called for Newt Gingrich to exit the race but he also said that he would not rule out taking the race to a  brokered convention.

Glenn started off the interview by asking Santorum what he needed to do in order to win, and Santorum said that after tonight the race should strictly be a two-person race.

"Congressman Gingrich has really shown no ability to get votes outside of the State of Georgia and, you know, those primaries are all over.  All the states that border Georgia are now, as of today, will have had their primaries," Santorum told Glenn. The only exception of the deep South region is Louisiana, and Santorum will be in that state tonight.

" We think we're going to do exceptionally well in Louisiana and, you know, we are now going to go into states that are much more, you know, we've done very well.  Illinois is next.  The polls there are showing Romney and I running at a dead heat race with Gingrich about 20 points behind the two of us.  And whether he does well or not, I don't think it's going to matter much," Santorum.

Santorum also told Glenn that Gingrich is "just not attracting votes anywhere else" and that "it would be great if he would get out of the race because clearly the vast majority of the votes that he is taking are coming from me."

Santorum told Glenn that Gingrich is only staying in because he think he can win a brokered convention.

And while Santorum doesn't think that Gingrich could win a brokered convention, he did think that his own campaign stood a chance against Romney's "phony math".

"You see all this math that Romney has.  It's phony math.  So many of the delegates that are elected are not committed delegates.  They are not bound, officially bound," Santorum said.

"These caucuses we have no idea really.  We did very well in Kansas.  There's very good chance, you know, in Iowa, for example, we had a caucus there a while back, but there's a good chance we'll get about 80% of the delegates, maybe even 90% of the delegates out of the State of Iowa, even though we only got a bare majority of the straw poll vote.  Those are presidential preference polls that are not directly tied to delegate selection.  We went out and worked all of these caucuses and I've done a fabulous job of getting delegates elected and so we're going to ‑‑ our numbers are much better than what's being shown in these delegate counts, and Governor Romney's are much softer than those being shown on these delegate counts.  We have a long way to go.  We continue to pick up the momentum that we have and get a real ‑‑ whether Gingrich is in the race or not, after today it's going to be a one‑on‑one race.  It's going to be seen that way and we're going to start winning primaries.  We start winning primaries and caucuses in greater numbers as we have in the last couple of days.  We're going to get this nomination," Santourm added.

But what would a brokered, or as Santorum said "open", convention be like?

"If this race continues on the path it's on right now and Gingrich stays in the race, which seems like he's inevitable to do, it's highly unlikely someone is going to get to that, to that magic number," Santorum said of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

"And then you go with there nobody having the committed number of delegates to be able to win and what happens in these later races as we go down the stretch, whether it's Pennsylvania or Texas or California, some of these big states, you know, who wins and who has momentum going into that convention is going to have a huge, huge, huge role to play as to who is the best person to line up against Obama.  And I think a lot of conservatives are saying what you're saying which is Mitt Romney is uniquely disqualified to take on Obama on the issues.  He gives away too much of the important issues that are going to motivate our base and draw the clear distinctions between President Obama on the issues of importance to the people."

Glenn, however, felt that a brokered convention would be bad for the Republican party going into November.

"It's time to move forward, sure, I'd like everybody to drop out of the race and support me.  But if we put up a candidate who is uniquely disqualified to take President Obama on the biggest issues of the day, moving forward is moving backwards.  We've got to nominate a conservative.  If we don't nominate a conservative, we're not going to win this election.  And we've seen that.  Every time we nominate a moderate that the media and the pundits want us to do, whether it's McCain, whether it's Dole or whether it was Bush for reelection in '92 or whether it was Jerry Ford in '76, we lose and we lose badly.  We have to have a candidate that draws clear, sharp lines and between the left and where we want to take America and Governor Romney just simply can't do that," Santorum said.

"I hate the fact that you're talking me back onto the bandwagon.  I want to get back off the bandwagon!" Glenn joked.

Santorum did say that by not having a nominee at this point, the Obama campaign does not have a clear person to target. He said that this is a potential advantage for the eventual GOP nominee.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.