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.



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.


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.


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.


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 --


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)

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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We live in a dark time, so it is more important now than ever to make sure you are anchored to the truth.

Glenn was recently on the “Chicks on the Right” podcast for a follow-up interview after Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver joined Glenn on his podcast back in March. The three dove into a lively discussion that touched on several things happening in Glenn's personal life, and Glenn delved into the importance of truth in our increasingly Orwellian society.

Glenn told the “Chicks” about his upcoming first novel for young adults, Chasing Embers, which is set in a dystopian world where the wildest WEF fantasies have come true and history has been completely rewritten. Glenn revealed that he was inspired to write the book while reading Karl Marx. He reflected on how Karl Marx was, and still is in many cases, considered this articulate revolutionary, but when compared to the words of the Founding Fathers, his articulation and arguments pale in comparison. He wanted to explore the idea, "What if Jefferson was the revolutionary again, not Marx?" Chasing Embers asks how we preserve the philosophies of the founders and the values of the Constitution so that our children have a chance to discover it if the world turns completely upside down.

Glenn also discussed how important it is to learn history, to anchor yourself in truth, God, and the Constitution, and our responsibility to preserve them in the face of the dystopian movement that is increasingly encroaching on Western civilization. Glenn described the country as "suicidal" and posited whether we can rein in a nation that is hurdling itself towards the brink. He said we can do our part to help, but unless the country decides it wants to live, it will die. We have to be prepared to endure such a scenario with our morals intact and the necessary knowledge to rebuild on hand.

Towards the end of the conversation, Glenn revealed some of the lessons he's learned in his decades on radio. He said that you have to know yourself--both the good and bad--be ready to defend your beliefs, and admit when you are wrong.

This is a podcast you won't want to miss. Click here to listen to the FULL discussion.