Three steps candidates must take to reach Millennials

Millennials, as of this year, have officially surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generation in U.S. history. There are now over 75 million Millennials (those born between 1982-2003), which means this new generation makes up a majority of the voter population.

The question becomes – who will win our vote in 2016? There are three things that must be understood if candidates hope to gain my generation's coveted votes.

1. Don’t talk about us – talk to us.

How many times have you heard politicians say we need to reach “young people” or “Millennials?” They often talk about the next generation instead of speaking directly to us. Politicians make a special trip to the “kids table” when they should realize Millennials are now part of the head table. Candidates wouldn’t get far if they said, “Here is a message for Baby Boomers or Generation X.” Or imagine this, “African Americans or Hispanics – I have a message for them.”

Millennials don’t like to be talked about because we want a president who has a universal authentic message, regardless of what generation or ethnicity they are trying to win. Bottom line, stop saying you need to “reach us” and just start actually doing it.

2. We don’t want to know where we have been – we want to know where we are going.

Obama in 2008 shared where he would take America and what it would look like – it would be filled with hope and it would bring about change. In 2012, his vision was about moving “forward.” Hillary adopted a similar message with her campaign slogan’s arrow pointing forward. Reagan in 1984 released his now famous campaign ad saying, “It is morning again in America.”

Millennials do not want to "revert" back to what we had at the time of our founding fathers over 200 years ago. We want to be part of creating and building something new. This is why words like "restoring," "preserving," "returning" - do not reach the next generation. In turn, we don't want to be the generation that gets rid of anything. We don’t want to fix things, stand against things or shrink the size of government because we are more concerned about what comes next and what the vision will be.

The candidate who will engage America’s largest generation must share a vision of what his or her America will look like. Conservatives and the GOP must learn to take the proven solutions from the past (i.e. constitutional principles) and communicate how those will be applied as innovative solutions for today and tomorrow. In order to win our vote, they must tell us what America WILL look like. Who we WILL become. The kind of nation we WILL be.

3. We don’t care about politics, we care about authenticity.

Social media has created a world where we know intimate details about others’ lives. With social media we now see where you went to lunch, what you did this weekend and what your kid dressed up as for Halloween. So when politicians aren’t running their own social media accounts, we can usually tell. This also means we notice when politicians are using their memorized political talking points and when they are authentically speaking from the heart. We’ve connected with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump for this very reason.

Which candidates will talk to Millennials, communicate their vision for America and do it authentically? Who knows? But the one who does – will win the next generation’s vote.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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