Why Is Jeb Bush Still in the Race?

The Context

Glenn is feeling bad for Jeb Bush. The humiliation just keeps piling on for the former governor of Florida (who recently asked a crowd to clap following his impassioned remarks that received no reaction). At this point, there's no mathematical strategy that puts Jeb Bush in a winning position. So, it begs the question, why is he still in the race for president?

Setting the Bar High

Barbara Bush, affectionately known as "Bar" to family and friends is the only woman besides Abigail Adams to be both a wife and a mother to a president of the United States. In a recent interview, she let her disdain for Donald Trump be known, saying "I don't think about him at all . . . I'm sick of him."

Fighting the Good Fight

Glenn shared a theory Monday on The Glenn Beck Program after hearing Barbara Bush's interview.

"What do you think about the theory --- this would make Jeb one of the most honorable men you could ever imagine --- [that] he's going through this humiliation because he and the family believe somebody has got to stand up and say these things about Donald Trump," Glenn speculated.

Could it be that Jeb has agreed to take this beating because he's the only one willing to stand up and say what he's been saying about Donald Trump?

"[What if] he's gone to the family and said, 'I can't take this beating.' And the family has said, 'You've got to. You've got to. This guy can't be president of the United States,'" Glenn further speculated.

Common Sense Bottom Line

If Glenn is right, and Jeb Bush is taking one for the country, it's pretty darn honorable.

"Yeah, you're right," Co-host Pat Gray agreed. "It's pretty honorable if that's what he's doing."

Listen to this segment:

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

GLENN: All right. Let me go -- let me -- let me -- let me start with the humiliation of Jeb Bush.

This really bowled me over the weekend. We played this on Friday. And I don't know if you've heard it yet. It came out last week. And it's just so sad. Listen.

JEB: So here's my pledge to you. I'll be a commander-in-chief that will have the back of the military. I won't trash talk. I won't be a divider-in-chief or an agitator-in-chief. I won't be out there blow-harding, talking a big game without backing it up. I think the next president need to be a lot quieter. It would send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests in this country. To get back into the business of creating a more peaceful world.

Please clap.

(applause)

GLENN: Ugh.

PAT: It gets worse every time.

GLENN: Every time you hear it, it's just so sad and tragic.

PAT: And when you see the video, it's even worse.

JEFFY: Takes that deep breath.

PAT: Please clap.

GLENN: Oh. It's so sad.

PAT: It's agonizing.

GLENN: Okay. So I've been thinking, "Why is he in?" And the answers are: He has a ton of money, and it doesn't matter. But you have the Bush name, okay. You're soiling -- there's no chance of you ever running for anything after just this --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: -- this roundhouse HEP that you're getting, right?

PAT: Yeah, I think so. I think he's getting bludgeoned. And you don't want your name bludgeoned. You don't want to be considered a loser from here on.

GLENN: You don't want to be considered just a humiliation. It's just a humiliation, all right. And he knows at this point, there's no math that will let him go on. Right?

PAT: I would think so. Yeah.

GLENN: So help me out. There's no mathematical strategy that allows you to lose as badly as he has Iowa and New Hampshire. And they just go on.

PAT: Although he hasn't yet lost in New Hampshire.

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: Where is he in the polls? Fifth?

PAT: I think he's fifth, yeah. I think he's polling fifth. So that's bad in New Hampshire.

GLENN: Fifth. That's bad in New Hampshire. Especially since New Hampshire is the place that he would probably do the best.

PAT: Yeah, and he had 3 percent in Iowa. So there's really not --

GLENN: I mean, really bad. So I just don't believe it's the money thing because the name is too big.

Listen to a speech he gave just this weekend.

JEB: It's a sign of weakness when you scare Muslims, law-abiding, peaceful Muslims that are as patriotic as anybody in this room, that are citizens of this country by sending a signal that they're not worthy of being respected. It's a sign of deep weakness when you do that.

(applauding)

And it's a sign of weakness when you -- when you make fun of the disabled. What kind of man would do that? You do not want that man as president of the United States. I can promise you that.

(applauding)

And, by the way, let me echo what Lindsey said. It is a sign of real weakness when you call John McCain or Leo HEP Thorsnus or anybody else that was a POW who served this country in a way that should be admired, American heroes, calling them losers. Donald Trump, you're the loser.

(applause)

GLENN: He gets a standing ovation on that line.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Now, this came to me on the weekend when I saw Barbara Bush on television. Listen to this.

BARBARA: He doesn't give many answers to how he would solve problems. He sort of makes faces and says insulting things. I mean, he's said terrible things about women. Terrible things about military. I don't understand why people are for him, for that reason. I'm a woman. I'm not crazy about what he says about women.

VOICE: Mrs. Bush, what do you think of Donald Trump? You're known for being blunt and plainspoken.

BARBARA: I don't think about it him at all. I think about Jeb and the qualified candidate.

VOICE: You dodged me on Donald Trump. Do you want to --

BARBARA: No.

VOICE: You want to go full New Jersey on Donald Trump?

BARBARA: No, no. I do not. I don't even think about him. I'm sick of him. That's very strong.

GLENN: So I heard the disdain. When she said, "I don't think about him," that is the lowest insult you can give to somebody.

PAT: Especially Donald Trump.

GLENN: Yeah. I don't think about you at all. She knew what she was saying. I don't think about you at all. And then she said, "I'm sick of him." What do you think about the theory -- this would make Jeb one of the most honorable men you could ever imagine. He's going through this humiliation because he and the family believe something has got -- somebody has got to stand up and say these things about Donald Trump.

PAT: And try to bring Trump down?

GLENN: Yeah. No chance of winning --

PAT: Well, he's the only one doing it. He's the only one doing it.

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: So maybe. I don't know.

GLENN: He's willing to take on -- he's gone to the family and said, "I can't take this beating." And the family has said, "You've got to. You've got to. This guy can't be president of the United States. Look at what he says about women. Look at how he responds to the military. This guy can't be president of the United States. And you know that be with Jeb. You have to stay in. You have to stay because nobody else is saying these things."

PAT: Yeah, you're right. It's pretty honorable if that's what he's doing.

JEFFY: Sure is.

GLENN: Really honorable. Don't know if that's what he's doing.

Featured Image: Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush holds a town hall at Woodbury School February 7, 2016 in Salem, New Hampshire. Candidates are in a last push for votes ahead of the first in the nation primary on February 9. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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