GLENN: Oh, yeah. Here's the headline today: Moscow to seize grain control. On the exports of grain, Russia has planned now to form a state grain trading company to control up to half of the country's cereal exports. This is intensifying fears that Moscow wants to use food exports as a diplomatic weapon in the same way that Gazprom has manipulated the natural gas sales over in Europe. The diplomats now say this is a giant step backward into the Soviet era. What does this have to do with Barack Obama and him being the savior of the universe? This story about taking a giant step backward into the Soviet era is one page.
In The Wall Street Journal, too fit to be President. Speaking to donors in San Diego fundraiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowds that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics and throw his candidacy off track: Listen, I'm skinny but I'm tough. But in a nation in which 66% of the voting age population is overweight and 32% is obese. Could senator Obama's skinniness be a liability? That is four pages long.
GLENN: Yeah, there's nothing better, huh? The Soviet empire's rebuilding, but is Barack Obama too skinny? Is he too fit to be President? I can't take it. He's new. He just needs to put on some meat on his bones, says Diana Koenig, 42, a housewife from Corpus Christi. A Clinton supporter said, "I won't vote for any beanpole guy." The last overweight President was elected in 1908. William Howard Taft, 335 pounds. You have to go back to Abraham Lincoln to find somebody in the same kind of shape as Barack Obama. What a surprise we have to go back to Abraham Lincoln to find somebody that appears the way Barack Obama does. All the way through it talks about how his -- how he's so in shape, it might be a liability for him. Quotes his doctor as saying, "He doesn't have an ounce of excess fat on his body. He's just that great."
Then he goes on to say in the article that he loves fried chicken, he's a junk food lover, "I'll eat the wings." Yet he doesn't have any -- he doesn't have any problem keeping the weight off. So the Wall Street Journal wonders if he struggled with weight loss, wouldn't it make him seem more human? Wouldn't it make him seem more human? I don't know. The last two paragraphs of this story: Senator Obama is not without vices. According to Dr. Scheiner's medical report he has quit smoking on several occasions and is currently using Nicorette come with success, although some voters say that that even adds to Senator Obama's somewhat superhuman Persona. I mean, quote: Really, who quits smoking and doesn't gain any weight? I can't take it. I can't take it. Is he too fit to be President of the United States.
You know what? Joe, our researcher, is on vacation for a week but here's what I -- this is the number one project I'm having him work on when he comes back. Stu, what do you think of this? Try this theory out for size.
GLENN: I would like to take the Barack Obama stories about him being too fit, him being superhuman and I would like to compare them with the stories from the Soviet Union about Putin. Tune what made me think of this? Do you know what made me think of this? Yesterday on the front page of GlennBeck.com we had the superhuman Barack Obama on the beach with his shirt off. When was the last time you saw the President of the United States with his shirt off? Can you name any other President?
STU: God, no, I can't, but I do remember the Putin thing.
GLENN: Exactly right.
GLENN: Putin posing with his shirt off, looking all manly, carrying guns and everything else and how the women swooned over Putin. All of that stuff is orchestrated in the former and soon-to-be again Soviet Union.
STU: Yeah, remember we even had that song in Russia that was a huge hit that was, like, praising him?
GLENN: Dan, do we have that song? Listen to this song, America. Tell me that this doesn't sound like every song, like Ludacris, made here about Barack Obama. This is about Putin.
GLENN: This song is, I want to sing like Putin. She's singing....
GLENN: You know, all of the men over there, they're drunk, they're slovenly, they don't know how to treat a woman. But Putin does, and I want -- here it is. I want a man like Putin. At the same time this is coming out, they've got pictures of him where he's posing with his shirt off. You tell me the difference. I want to go back and I want to compare the stories that are done on Barack Obama here with the stories that have been done on Putin over in Russia. Then I want to take those two stories and I want to compare them with the stories that were written about Mussolini because Mussolini, you've got to remember, was absolutely loved in America. I don't have to go over to Italy to find those. I can find those love letters to Mussolini here, from here in the New York Times and Time magazine. The press absolutely loved Mussolini. We are creating our own dictator. We are creating our fearless leader.