GOP 2016: How remarkable would a Rubio - Fiorina ticket be?

Glenn went over the most recent poll numbers following the second GOP debate on radio Monday. The results showed Carly Fiorina rocketing to the top along with Marco Rubio, while both Donald Trump and Ben Carson went down following their previous surges.

"I can very easily see a Rubio-Fiorina ticket. Or Fiorina-Rubio ticket," Glenn said.

Listen to how the rest of the candidates performed and get Glenn's reaction below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

Want to give you the latest poll results in New Hampshire. Looks like Carly Fiorina is starting to rocket to the top.

PAT: Cool.

GLENN: Also, Marco Rubio is rocketing to the top and made some big gains.

STU: Trump and Carson both fell in this most recent poll. This one was from CNN. The first one post-debate.

PAT: Carly Fiorina went up 12 points. She went from three to 15.

STU: That's impressive.

GLENN: She's coming to the studio soon. I'm really anxious to sit down. I want to really sit down and really get to know her.

PAT: Because we keep hearing the same thing. We keep hearing what a big government progressive she is. We've been looking into it.

GLENN: Yeah, I'm going to talk to her about it. I'm going to ask her all the hard questions and everything else. But I --

PAT: She took --

GLENN: She denies it hard. She denies it hard.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So I'm really anxious to go over this with her. I like her. I like Marco Rubio. I like Ben Carson. My guy is still Ted Cruz.

STU: Rand Paul. Bobby Jindal.

GLENN: Bobby Jindal.

PAT: Jindal has been --

GLENN: Probably Bobby Jindal is the biggest tragedy after all of this. Because he's at, what, 1 percent? Bobby Jindal is remarkable. Really, truly remarkable.

PAT: He's a clear-cut conservative.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: I haven't heard anybody allege that any of his policies are less than conservative. And he always has been.

GLENN: Got a great American success story.

PAT: He can articulate points extremely well, with the one exception of the speech, what, seven years ago.

GLENN: Stop it.

PAT: I know. But somebody will say, "What about the speech?" Well, okay, we've covered that a million times.

GLENN: No, that's you.

PAT: And Jeffy. And Jeffy is about to say it, "What about the speech?"

GLENN: Come on.

PAT: He's brilliant.

STU: We should come back to Bobby Jindal because he just had a great comment on this whole controversy. But one other thing we should point out, five candidates in the CNN poll received less than one half of one percentage point. Jim Gilmore. You know him as Jim Gilcrestmorelandson. Lindsey Graham.

PAT: Yep.

STU: Bobby Jindal, which is ridiculous.

GLENN: Doesn't make sense.

PAT: It's absolutely tragic.

STU: George Pataki and Scott Walker.

PAT: Oh, my gosh!

GLENN: That's unbelievable. Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker -- I don't know what happened to Scott Walker.

PAT: Scott Walker was leading the field a short time ago.

STU: Yeah. And now he's at less --

GLENN: That's why you just don't get upset -- let me take a dose of my own medicine. Why you just don't get upset at the frontrunner because it ain't going to last.

STU: Who was the frontrunner one year ago today? One year --

GLENN: Scott Walker?

PAT: Do you know?

STU: I do know.

GLENN: Give me the candidates again. I'll remember if you give me the candidates. Give me all the candidates.

PAT: One year ago today. I'm going to say Rand Paul.

GLENN: No.

JEFFY: Rick Perry.

GLENN: No.

STU: No on all those counts.

PAT: Stu Bergstein.

GLENN: Gilcrestmoreson.

STU: It was Jim Gilcrest.

GLENN: Who was it?

STU: It was Chris Christie.

GLENN: Oh, I would not have guessed it.

STU: Chris Christie led the field a year ago today.

PAT: Wow.

STU: That's not that long ago.

PAT: Wow.

STU: He's completely disappeared since.

GLENN: And, you know what, I think he could actually come back.

STU: I think so too.

GLENN: This is a horse race that is just -- just in the first turn.

STU: And you have one debate. Again, now Carly Fiorina did well in two debates. But most people didn't see the first one. So essentially one debate performance from Carly Fiorina has her all the way to second place or third place, while Scott Walker who has had two, I would say, middling performances. He hasn't been horrible. He hasn't made awful mistakes. He's been okay. He hasn't been electric. But he's been fine. And he's gone from one of the leaders to nothing.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And Trump has fallen off eight points from his last CNN poll. And now with -- if you do first and second choices, which is an interesting way to look at this. So you have your main candidate. And who would be my second choice?

GLENN: To win, you must be everybody's second choice.

STU: Yeah. That's kind of a good way of looking at it, I think. And right now, Trump is -- no longer leads that for the first time in quite a while.

GLENN: First and second?

STU: First and second choice combined, Carson is first. Trump is second. But only just a hair ahead of both Fiorina and Rubio in that poll. So he's fallen -- you know, Fiorina leads in another new poll in New Hampshire. First time that's happened.

GLENN: I can very easily see a Rubio/Fiorina ticket. Or Fiorina/Rubio ticket.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And what a remarkable ticket that would be. I mean, just based on the way the left plays.

PAT: Identity politics.

GLENN: Identity politics. Oh, my gosh, that just smashes the last one completely.

STU: Yeah, it's two really smart people. A female and a Hispanic. Both very well-spoken. One of which they will attack for her wealth and for her evil CEO-ness. But the other one they've attacked for being too poor. They've already attacked Rubio for owing money on his college loans. They've already gone down the exact opposite road. Whether they can reverse that with Rubio I don't know.

GLENN: The president owed money on his -- that was a big campaign thing. I'm just like you.

STU: I know. Yeah, the idea that he bought a 10,000-dollar boat after getting his first bit of money in his entire life is something that's apparently controversial.

GLENN: You won't believe -- even in this audience -- Raphe and I went to the Mecum Auto Auction this weekend. It was here in Dallas. And we didn't even pay for the seats to actually go sit with people. We stood way in the back. And we just looked at the cars. And we watched them push them into the auction. Then we stood there for a while, and we were like, look at that car is going for $30,000. I had a car like that, I should have saved it. You know, it cost $5,000 at the time. And we just went to it. I posted some stuff. And I posted just dream cars. I'm like, "Oh, man, would this not be a dream car." Blah, blah. You know, $110,000 dream car. I'm not buying it or anything else. Oh, my gosh. You wouldn't believe the people on Facebook that are like, "Oh, you are so sick. You and your wealth and everything." I'm like, "What are you talking about?"

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: Since when can you not even go to a car show and go, "Wow, wouldn't you like to drive that for a while?"

JEFFY: You can't dream of being rich. You can dream of being middle class.

STU: Aspire to it, Jeffy.

GLENN: In this society, you cannot even dream about being rich.

STU: Yet the same people praise wealth when it comes from the Kardashians or any other dozen sources.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: From pop icons they like from rappers that they like. Some of these people are the most capitalist people you can imagine.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But at the same time --

GLENN: And grotesquely capitalist.

STU: Yeah, I mean, it's hard to say that you have a frontrunner who is Donald Trump that you can criticize anybody else for being grotesque when it comes to wealth. But still.

PAT: Some of these guys have gold teeth that are worth $50,000. Come on.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Even with Donald Trump's grotesque display of wealth.

STU: I have no problem with it.

GLENN: I have no problem with it. When I say grotesque, I just mean because everything is gold and looks like it came out of Rome. I'm not a fan of his style, but I don't care about his wealth. Why should we care about anybody's wealth?

STU: And that's part of Trump's charm, I think. Is that he's one of the only people ever who doesn't apologize for it. Even Mitt Romney was somewhat apologetic about it.

PAT: He brags about it non-stop.

STU: Yeah, he does, which is kind of the other way.

GLENN: But you don't see rappers do that. You don't see anybody asking rappers to do that.

STU: To stop bragging about their wealth.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Beyonce or anybody else talk -- they don't care. They don't care. And it's accepted.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And which would you rather have the wealth -- if you're on the grand scheme of things, which would you rather have the wealth earned by, a guy on TV like me who makes his money because of commercials and everything else because of my opinion or a guy who is building buildings? I don't have a problem with either, quite frankly. Because I'm on the losing end of that stick.

(laughter)

But I don't have a problem with either one of them. But why should we look at somebody's wealth who has actually built something. We just don't aspire to anything to anymore.

Featured Image Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Rick Santorum, George Pataki, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand onstage during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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