321-217: Why Glenn thinks Romney will have a decisive victory on Tuesday

Will Romney have a decisive victory next Tuesday? Many prominent Republicans and pundits are starting to present their theories on how Romney will end up with more than 300 electoral college votes. Does Glenn agree? He presented his own theory on radio this morning that showed Romney winning 321-217 over President Obama.

"What I asked Stu yesterday on the program was 'Tell me about Wisconsin'. Wisconsin, Walker won by 9. But up until the very last couple of days, he was only up by 3. And I think like a week before or two weeks before, he was losing. And I remember it being a dead heat or him being close to losing and I remember thinking, 'Oh, my gosh.'"

"And I remember talking to the guys at Freedom Works and they were like, "We got this one. We got it. I'm telling you we got it." They know the grassroots and they are one of the only people that do know the grassroots. Now, this is like saying to ACORN really, except they're clean."

"This one is an independent grassroots‑driven machine. And it is the same kind of machine that drove people to Chick‑fil‑A. There is nobody that called people in, bused people. Nobody was making fraudulent chicken sandwiches and selling them. That didn't happen. Nobody was promising hookers and illegal aliens anything if he just went into Chick‑fil‑A. It was just people of principle saying enough is enough and that's what's going to happen."

"They are misreading the force of how many people are excited to go vote for Barack Obama. They are saying that it's going to be ‑‑ that people are more excited. It's going to be a bigger turnout for Barack Obama than there was in 2008. That's just logically impossible, logically impossible. Now, could it be, go back to normal levels of 2006? Yeah. But he's no longer the guy who's going to bring innovative change and hope and everybody's all excited and, hey, I'm going to vote for the first African‑American. That's not happening this time. None of that is happening."

Stu said, "And they show over and over again margins that would exceed 2008 or tie 2008 as far as democratic turnout over Republicans. And that just doesn't ‑‑ I mean, just looking a the it, we know what's happened the last four years. Even if you like the president, you're not going to be as excited about it because, A, he's not new and, as you point out, it's not this historic first anymore. Plus the performance obviously has been middling at best."

Glenn is having his researchers look at recent close elections, and he believes that past evidence will support his theory that anywhere the election is currently close will see Mitt Romney add several points in the final results next week.

"If it's close right now in swing states, he will put either three or six points on top of that," Glenn said.

Glenn used Iowa as an example. "Tied 48‑48. He will be anywhere from 3 to 6 points ahead in Iowa. When that comes back, that count, it will be 3 to 6 points ahead."

If you extrapolate his theory that you could swing three to six points in swing states to Romney, Glenn ended up with a 321-217 victory for Romney in the electoral college.

Stu and Glenn both said that these results are dependent on activists, 9/12 groups, Tea Party members, churches, and others all turning out and voting.

Even if Romney scores a victory, Glenn said to watch for Barack Obama's professional career after the White House. Like many national level progressives - Carter, Clinton, Gore - Glenn thinks Obama could be just as influential among liberals out of office as he was while in office.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.


After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.


Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."


There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.


Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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