Does Marco Rubio have a chance in 2016?

It looks like Ted Cruz won't be the sole contender for the GOP nomination for long. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are both expected to announce their candidacy in the days ahead. Marco Rubio comes with a lot of questions. Does he lean more towards the establishment progressive wing of the party? Or is he a true, small government conservative?

The guys analyzed his potential candidacy on radio:

GLENN: So we were just talking about Rubio. Stu thinks that Rubio has a good chance of winning.

STU: I think he has a legitimate chance of being the Republican nominee.

GLENN: That's because he's Hispanic. He would have the establishment behind him. He has Romney behind him.

STU: He doesn't come off like Jeb Bush where the conservative establishment --

PAT: He's not necessarily repulsive.

STU: He's in the middle.

PAT: He said bad things on immigration and the NSA. But other than that, he's been good.

GLENN: Other than immigration and the NSA --

PAT: I know. That's why he's not my guy.

STU: The immigration one hurts him in the Republican primary. The NSA one, it could go either way honestly. That doesn't necessarily hurt him in the primary.

GLENN: That's amazing.

STU: He would say -- like, he would be the answer to Rand Paul on that particular issue maybe. He's more typical conservative when it comes to defense. However, look at this, he's a young guy. Good-looking guy. Hispanic descent. He's a very good -- again, he's a very good speaker. The guy is really good. He's a good communicator. He has --

PAT: Except for the water speech.

JEFFY: As long as he has enough water.

GLENN: How old is he?

PAT: Forty-two. Somewhere in there.

GLENN: He has lots of time.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Right. The theory is, he's going to run for only president if he announces because they can't run for both. He's even said on record, he thinks that's the right law. You can't run for two offices. So the theory is that he would run for president. If he loses, he would run for governor in Florida. Which is the job he kind of wants anyway if he's not president.

JEFFY: He'll win that.

STU: I think he would win that. I think that's a legitimate chance. It seems as if the Romney people, when Romney decided he wouldn't run, have gone towards Rubio.

GLENN: Which makes me -- that's Rubio repellant.

STU: It's not a positive point for me on Rubio. Money. Some establishment backing comes from that. And Rubio has a better record than Romney by a pretty significant margin.

GLENN: If you think I ran for president, Mitt Romney would be running my way?

STU: No.

GLENN: Do you think Ted Cruz -- he's not running to Ted Cruz. He's not running to Rand Paul. He's not running to Mike Lee.

STU: You're right.

GLENN: That says something.

STU: Romney was a guy who was very moderate who said he was now a conservative. He hadn't done a lot of conservative things --

GLENN: But he wasn't.

STU: Right. Exactly. Rubio has done a lot of conservative things, he just hasn't been perfect by any means. But he's better than the alternative when it comes to the establishment.

PAT: Jeb Bush for sure. Better than Chris Christie.

STU: When it comes Tea Party versus establishment, I think Rubio has the chance to be the, quote, unquote, establishment guy that might the corner between the two.

GLENN: Have we heard from Scott Walker's people yet?

STU: He's the other guy I think in that area.

GLENN: We've invited him on the show for, what, a month. We're calling them every day, and they just keep losing our phone number. There's something wrong with that. There's something wrong with that. You don't ignore this audience for this long. What is the deal with Scott Walker?

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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