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.

Featured Image: Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embraces her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a primary night campaign event April 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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