Three Candidates, Three Campaign Ads: Who Wins?

As GOP candidates jockey for position in Iowa and New Hampshire, campaign ads are beginning to flood the commercial breaks on TV.

Donald Trump released his first ad full of quintessential Trump phrases and outlandish promises.

By comparison, Senator Ted Cruz's ad introduces himself with a direct appeal to conservative principles, rather than making promises he knows he won't keep.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn brought up yet another ad by a less-popular candidate, Senator Rick Santorum, who strangely decided to create an attack ad against Cruz.

"This is really bad," Glenn said.

Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: Do we have the audio of this new Rick Santorum ad?

PAT: Yeah, I think so.

GLENN: This is really bad.

PAT: It's insulting.

TED: I like Green Eggs and Ham.

VOICE: Ted Cruz is wonderful, reading children's fairytales on the Senate floor.

PAT: Come on.

TED: Sam I am.

STU: Come on.

VOICE: Rick Santorum spent his time in the Senate a little differently. Eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee, helping to modernize today's Army to better be prepared for today's threats.

PAT: Shut up.

VOICE: Santorum also wrote and passed tough laws, putting harsh sanctions on Iran. And for more than a decade, Rick Santorum has been a leader, taking on radical Islam.

RICK: Not all Muslims are jihadists, and no one would say that. But the reality is, all jihadists are Muslims.

VOICE: You want someone to read one hell of a bedtime story, Ted Cruz is your guy. If you want to protect America and defeat ISIS, Rick Santorum is your president. Because --

PAT: Come on. That's embarrassing.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: That's beneath Rick Santorum.

STU: Really weak.

GLENN: You would think that Rick would learn the lesson about what happened with Donald Trump. Once you take on -- real conservatives, real conservatives know who -- know who Ted Cruz is.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: By the way, he's going to be on the show tomorrow. We know who he is. So you may not want to vote for him, you may not like him. But you know he's conservative. You know he's the real deal. And you know why he was reading Green Eggs and Ham.

STU: Right.

PAT: That was part of a 21-hour filibuster in the Senate, and as a good night thing to his kids, he read them Green Eggs and Ham. Jeez, come on.

GLENN: Right. It's not like Harry Reid when he talks about --

PAT: Come on. His pomegranate trees back in Nevada.

GLENN: Right.

STU: The complaint about Ted Cruz by many people is that he's too serious.


STU: He doesn't have enough fun.

PAT: Yes.

STU: He doesn't have that side that's, you know, a little bit lighter.

PAT: There is a candidate, if you want to take somebody on, who is not a serious candidate in this race, but it ain't Ted Cruz. And he obviously doesn't want to take on that person.

GLENN: Well, I don't think he wants to take on that person because he's not going to get those person's voters.

STU: He's not --

PAT: He's not going to get Cruz's either.

STU: 0 percent. Not going to get anybody's vote on -- and this proves it.

PAT: That's sad.

STU: We sit here and we wonder why Rick Santorum, who has, by the way, won Iowa in the most recent election there.

GLENN: And we like Rick.

STU: I like him too. But this is weak.

PAT: Really weak.

STU: This is weak, man. I have no problem with him contrasting viewpoints -- he came on our show and said he thought he was more conservative on immigration than Ted Cruz. And, you know, you can pick that apart.

PAT: Make it real though. Yeah. Make that point then. Make that point.

STU: I didn't think that case was particularly strong, but that's a totally fair thing for him to come on and try to -- to act as if Ted Cruz isn't serious because he read a book --

PAT: The only thing he's done is read Green Eggs and Ham in the Senate? Come on.

STU: That's a small part of a long filibuster. Not to mention, it has nothing to do with the rest of his career. The other thing they highlight in the ad is a picture of him reading to his kids from this campaign, which is a --

GLENN: Saturday Night Live.

STU: -- it was a parody ad that they aired during Saturday Night Live. It's just -- it's beneath Rick Santorum. I would expect it from Mike Huckabee. I would expect it from Hillary Clinton. From trash candidates. I don't expect that from Rick Santorum. That's really -- that's poor.

PAT: Yeah, it is.

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On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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