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.

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

Watch the full episode below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

Watch the video below for more details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.