Conservative Brain Trust Seeks Third-Party Trump Alternative

The Context

While Donald Trump appears to be cruising toward becoming the eventual GOP nominee, there's no doubt he still has a fight on his hands. The #NeverTrump movement is still in full force, and according to Politco, top conservatives will meet in Washington D.C. on Thursday to explore their options. One possibility might even include putting forward a third party to challenge what looks like a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump presidential race.

Who Are the Players?

While challenging these two progressive candidates for the White House might sound like a good idea, just who are these top conservatives who will be looking into things? The group includes Bill Wichterman, who was George W. Bush’s liaison to the conservative movement, South Dakota businessman Bob Fischer and the Resurgent’s Erick Erickson.

"I would say Erick Erickson, who is at the Resurgent now, by the way, makes me hopeful of this process," co-host Stu Burguirre said on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday. "Because Erick is one of the guys who has stood up. And Erick is vocal about saying, you know, it's going to wind up being Cruz. Cruz is the guy you should go with."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program. Start at 1:39:39.

#NeverTrump

In a typical election, the party and its constituents will fall in line with the nominee. This year however, Donald Trump more closely resembles a Democrat than a Republican, and his policies aren’t that far off from the opposing candidate. When there is that much of a difference in values between the voters and the candidates, a solid block of voters certainly will not conform.

"There's no way. And I know a lot of people --- nobody in my family will vote for Donald Trump. No one," Glenn said. "And nobody in my family is bluffing on that. You know, Tania won't. My two older kids won't. My son-in-law won't. They just --- they're like, 'No. No way. I can't do it.'"

If you can’t pull the lever for either Hillary or Donald, what do you do? Do you "throw your vote away" and write in your favorite teacher from elementary school or do you look for a viable third option?

There Is Still Hope for Cruz

While it’s good to have a backup plan, it’s key to remember this is just a backup. Even those involved have stated this planning is in its early stages and there is still hope for the GOP and for Ted Cruz.

"People aren't giving up on the Republican Party yet," Stu said. "What they're saying is if you get Cruz or somebody good, this isn't going to happen. But we better start thinking about it. Because it looks like Trump is going to be the guy."

The odds might not look good, but the Republic doesn’t need another betting man, it needs men and women of faith and prayer.

Common Sense Bottom Line

Donald Trump looks like he very well could end up with the nomination. It’s going to take a miracle for Ted Cruz to pull this out, but Glenn outlined just how that might happen.

"If Ted Cruz could say, I've got Marco Rubio, me, and Rand Paul going to be the Secretary of Treasury and, you know, throw Carly Fiorina in and actually put your cabinet together and say, 'This is my team,' I think you could actually capture it," Glenn said.

"Remember, that's what George Bush did when he was running against John McCain. Remember? He was not winning. Then he came and he said, 'Oh, by the way, here is my team. It's Colin Powell. It's Dick Cheney is going to be my vice president.' And all of a sudden he went through the roof. Because he started showing, it's not just daddy's little boy here. This is a team."

It will take a team effort to beat Trump, and with Marco Rubio exiting the race, that team is now accepting new applicants.

Featured Image: Guests react while U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a campaign rally on March 14, 2016 in Decatur, Illinois. The Illinois primary is March 15. (Photo by Charles Ledford/Getty Images)

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

But the poll showed some good news, too. Watch the video clip below for more details:


Glenn and Justin’s new book, ‘The Great Reset: Joe Biden And The Rise Of 21st Century Fascism’ is available to order now.

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