Why did Romney go soft on Obama in final debate? Glenn has an idea

"I think I know why Mitt did not punch back last night," Glenn said on the radio show this morning.

"On Libya he gave him a total and complete pass.  I don't begin to understand it.  On Afghanistan the same thing.  He could have hit him with the actual numbers of the war."

Glenn said Romney could have also brought the Muslim Brotherhood and his failure to pass a budget. Romney could have (again) talked about Obama's personal investments in overseas countries like China. He could have brought up G.M.'s outsourcing jobs to China even though Obama and his administration dumped taxpayer money into the company.

But he didn't

Even FOX News Chris Wallace reached out to a Romney aide to ask why he was being so soft on some of these issues. Wallace explained, "I emailed one of his top aides in the course of the debate, and said what’s behind this strategy? And clearly he was not taking the bait, not getting into fights with Barack Obama. And this official said that it was all Mitt Romney’s idea. This is how he wants to conduct the debate."

Why did he choose this strategy?

"I strongly believe that Mitt Romney is probably one of the most prayed for men on the planet right now.  I believe Mr. Romney prays on his knees every day.  I know he prays before the debates. I don't know if it was the right thing, but I believe he is being guided and I believe he believes it's important to be less contentious. It may be he's doing what the Lord wants him to do right now.  A lot of people that are conservatives and who have been walking down this road for a long time, we wanted him to eviscerate the President last night - metaphorically speaking.  But our ways aren't necessarily His ways.  And I hope and pray and believe that Mitt Romney is trying to seek out His way," Glenn said.

"We are now 14 days away.  In two weeks' time America goes to vote for the next President of the United States.  In two weeks' time we go to a polling booth.  We close the curtain (along with the dead people that voted in the other booth), and we choose and the path couldn't be clearer.  It just couldn't be clearer."

" Last night you saw somebody who took the stage that appeared to me to be George Washington.  Now a guy who I don't necessarily agree with.  It's going to be -- I hope Romney understands that just because we vote for him doesn't mean we agree with him on everything.  And just because we may stand against him on certain policies doesn't mean we hate him.  We just believe in principles and some of the things that he said last night I don't agree with.  At all.  But that's where he is.  And I think that the American people have a very, very clear choice."

"Mitt Romney is trying to do the right thing, and trying to be an honorable man, which I haven't seen in Washington in a long, long time.  And he made a conscious choice.  I think he could have eviscerated him last night but he didn't.  I don't know why.  I think you saw last night for those with eyes and ears, you saw somebody who's model may be George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, and another who's model was Saul Alinsky ."

"The question, the only one that remains is, are we more Washington or more Alinsky now.  We decide in 14 days."

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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