Third Party Produced Two Terms of Bill Clinton, Will It Do the Same for Hillary?

The #NeverTrump movement may not have stopped the Trump train from leaving the station, but some are still trying to halt its arrival. Editor and founder of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, has been actively pursuing an independent, third party candidate. After failing to recruit Mitt Romney, reports surfaced that he tapped attorney and National Review writer David French.

Filling in for Glenn Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program, Buck Sexton discussed how improbable a third party run would be --- regardless of the candidate.

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"Since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 established a Republican-Democrat duopoly, third party candidates have competed in some two dozen presidential candidates and all suffered crushing defeats," Sexton said. "Just nine of them topped 5 percent of the popular vote. The eight most recent third party attempts, including Ralph Nader in 2000 and Ross Perot in 1996, 1992, failed to win a single electoral vote... That's courtesy of Bloomberg.com."

Buck was never an advocate for Trump during the primaries, but the thought of another Clinton in office is enough for Sexton to pull the lever for The Donald.

"Give me another option that allows me to be Never Hillary that's not Never Trump, and we can have a conversation. But I need an option. Otherwise, I'm just never Hillary," Sexton said.

One variable that could threaten to put Hillary over the top is a third-party or Libertarian Gary Johnson, who is polling around 10% right now.

"Look, without Ross Perot, we don't have Bill Clinton," Sexton said. "Without Ross Perot, we wouldn't have all the wonderful stuff that Bill brought to us... I mean, without it, we would have never been in a position where we had two terms of a Clinton presidency and we wouldn't be in a place now where we're facing another two terms of a Clinton presidency."

Just when all the surprises anyone could have imagined have happened, the biggest surprise just might be yet to come -- but don't hold your breath.

Listen to this segment beginning at mark 1:34:48 from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

BUCK: Buck Sexton here in for Glenn today. Thank you so much for joining. 877-727-BECK. We're talked third party. David French. Writer of the National Review. Also, somebody who served. He's a veteran. His name has been floated out by Bloomberg and others. Bloomberg the site. Not like Bloomberg Bloomberg, but Bloomberg the news organization. And Bill Kristol has put the name out there as well. Or is behind this effort.

What do we think -- first, let me just give you a little background. This one also coming from Bloomberg Bloomberg, not like Mayor Bloomberg.

Since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 established a Republican-Democrat duopoly, third party candidates have competed in some two dozen presidential candidates and all suffered crushing defeats. Just nine of them topped 5 percent of the popular vote. The eight most recent third party attempts, including Ralph Nader in 2000 and Ross Perot in 1996, 1992, failed to win a single electoral vote. End quote. That's courtesy of Bloomberg.com.

So that's not -- I mean, it's not looking like good odds. I think we can say, the odds are not high. They're not zero, but they're not high. Just something to keep in mind.

Mark, in Florida, what do you think about all this?

CALLER: Well, I think it's a bad idea for a third party run. And the statistics you just threw out is the exact reason. Trump is a terrible candidate, in my opinion. I was a Cruz supporter. Still am a Cruz supporter. But we can't have Hillary Clinton in office, period. End of discussion.

BUCK: Why is that -- why has that become a controversial thing to say, Mark? When I tell fellow conservatives that I'm never Hillary, some of them get mad at me. They're like, "No, you have to be never Hillary and Never Trump," but I'm like, "It doesn't really work that way."

CALLER: Right.

BUCK: Give me another option that allows me to be never Hillary that's not Never Trump, and we can have a conversation. But I need an option. Otherwise, I'm just Never Hillary.

CALLER: Yes. And the recent poll showed that Johnson was maybe going to pull 10 percent.

BUCK: Yeah. Johnson might pull a sizable portion of the vote. Then we get to this discussion of whether he's pulling more Democrats or Republicans into the fold on the Libertarian side of things. And that could be a game changer. Look, without Ross Perot, we don't have Bill Clinton.

CALLER: Right.

BUCK: Without Ross Perot, we wouldn't have all the wonderful stuff that Bill brought to us. And all the lovely ladies that he met over the years. I mean, without it, we would have never been in a position where we had two terms of a Clinton presidency and we wouldn't be in a place now where we're facing another two terms of a Clinton presidency.

CALLER: Right. And the last caller from Ohio, that actually gives me some hope in the future. It's going to be the next generation, being Generation X as I am -- the millennials have got to wake up and see what the Democrats have done and know that they're going to do more in the same thing in the future. And we can't continue down this path.

They're the ones that are going to lose, besides my kids losing president millennials will be the first generation to lose based on the policies of the Democrat Party, right now.

BUCK: Look, I totally agree with you. I am technically -- I refer to myself as a gray-beard millennial because I'm at the very top of the millennials spectrum, so I squeak in as a millennial. But -- and thank you for calling in, Mark. I appreciate it.

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Elon Musk calls Biden a 'damp sock puppet,' says the president treats Americans 'like fools'

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Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, took to Twitter on Thursday to remind President Joe Biden that he left a certain key player out of a discussion about the future of building electric vehicles in the United States.

After meeting with General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra and Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley, among others — but not including Musk — at the White House, Biden tweeted, "I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before."

Musk first responded by tweeting, "Starts with a T, Ends with an A, ESL in the middle."

Later in the thread, Musk seemed to agree with Twitter user Kim Paquette by tweeting: "Biden is treating the American public like fools."

Finally, Musk tweeted his pièce de résistance (at least for the day): "Biden is a damp [sock] puppet in human form."

This isn't the first time Musk has taken issue with the current administration. In December, he railed against Biden's "Build Back Better Act", saying he's deeply concerned about how the multitrillion-dollar bill would increase the national debt. In October, Musk slammed the administration's proposed tax on unrealized capital gains, warning Americans that "eventually, they run out of other people's money and then they come for you."

And who could forget Musk's spectacular Twitter spat with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)? In case you missed it, Warren called Musk a freeloader after Time magazine named him "Person of the Year." Musk shot back with, "If you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year. Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already."

On his radio program Thursday, BlazeTV's Glenn Beck spoke out in Musk's defense. He praised Musk's "American spirit," noting the South African-born American entrepreneur's humble beginnings.

"Do you know that when Elon Musk and his brother launched their first company, Zip2, Elon was living in his office and he was showering at the YMCA? Did you know that? But he was in America. He's got more American spirit in him than most people I see every day. He's gone from showering at the YMCA to now mapping out a trip to Mars and he'll do it. Why? Because he has that American spirit in him."

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When Biden was given the keys to the Oval Office in January 2021, gas was $2.50 a gallon and the inflation rate was 1.4%. Today gas is at $3.32 a gallon and the inflation rate is at 7% ... and STILL RISING. These are just 12 months of numbers, but we’re clearly in a worrying decline. While the economy has opened up more post-COVID, it’s not just getting worse — we’re going IN REVERSE.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard (and the very top of his studio ceiling) to explain what’s happening to inflation and why it’s so hard for your family to afford basic goods and groceries. It’s not “corporate greed,” as Democrats have been telling you. The Biden administration wants to continue to spend trillions of dollars to “reinvent capitalism,” but that’s in addition to the trillions that are being pumped out IN THE SHADOWS.

Glenn exposes what the Fed has been doing behind closed doors and shows us the tidal wave that’s about to hit. He’s looked at the numbers, and they're frightening. Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” gives advice to Americans who want to protect their checking and savings accounts before it’s too late.

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The stock markets have taken a nosedive in the biggest downtrend since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But that's nothing compared to what's coming thanks to our government's embrace of modern monetary theory, warned BlazeTV's Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It really is important that you understand what's happening to us," Glenn stated. "Modern monetary theory is truly the [fuel] ... for the great reset. It is the idea that we can print as much money and spend as much money as we want," he explained.

"Then the next step is to release the Federal Reserve digital currency and make payments by other currencies [including cryptocurrencies] illegal," he continued. "And you're seeing it happen now in real time. Why would they do this? Because you cannot print this kind of money without having absolute control over how it is spent."

Glenn broke down the steps powerful political organizations — like the Federal Reserve — will take to end currency competition and enact a Federal digital dollar, which will allow for the government to have complete control over how we spend our money.

"This is what's coming. This is coming quickly, and events will make it move faster. For instance, why is Joe Biden basically giving Ukraine to Russia? He's giving it to them. He he knows Russia's not afraid of him. Putin knows that [Biden] is not going to do anything ... neither is NATO. They're not going to do anything," Glenn said.

"It's because war resets everything. War is the best great resetter. Changes boundaries. It changes borders. It changes laws. It changes societies. It changes currencies. It changes everything. And in the end you just want the war to stop. And so you you accept whatever it is the terms are that you're going to have to live under now. We're in very, very dangerous times. The only way to survive this is to know why they are dangerous times."

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Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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