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.

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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.

GLENN: Yes.

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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Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.