If Glenn Was Choosing the VP's?

By Joe Kerry



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As 6 of us were crammed into a car that would have only seated four comfortably, stuck in New York City rush-hour traffic, Glenn started to talk about Senators Obama and McCain and who they were going to respectively select as their running-mates. Even though this wasn’t a formal ‘let’s think this entirely through’ sit-down session, I thought Glenn’s insights were unique so I’m going to pass them along before the campaigns make their official announcements.

Why Barack Obama Will Not Select Hillary Clinton

Two words why Hillary Clinton will never be Barack’s pick: Michelle Obama. Just as Hillary was the mover-and-shaker behind Bill Clinton, Michelle is the real power and ideologue behind Barack. In short, Michelle and Hillary are too much alike. Michelle knows that Hillary may be the best choice politically (unify the party, pick-up more blue-collar votes and strengthen Obama’s support among women) but that Hillary would extract such a high price for her support that Barack would always be part of a co-presidency with Hillary (and just ask Bill how that worked out). If Barack came to Hillary before his poll numbers started to shrink it might have been different, but now, any attempt to bring Hillary onto the ticket would be a sign of political weakness, not strength.

Glenn had another interesting observation which related to the timing of Obama’s running-mate announcement. In order to maximize media exposure Obama should have made his announcement on Thursday afternoon. This would have guaranteed having this as the lead story on the evening news, the Sunday talk shows, and on Monday when the new news cycle begins. Obama basically lost two days by waiting until Saturday, why? Glenn’s take is that a Saturday announcement effectively eliminates any chance that Hillary’s supporters will have sufficient time before the Democratic Convention to launch a pro-Hillary media blitz or cause political trouble, as Obama’s pick will dominate the news well into the convention.

Why John McCain Should Select Mitt Romney

John McCain’s strongest argument against Obama is that he doesn’t have enough experience to be president and Obama’s poll numbers have steadily fallen as McCain has made this point to the American people. If McCain selects someone as his vice president running-mate who lacks sufficient experience he is effectively undermining his most effective argument against Obama. Keeping that in-mind, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin—although Glenn is a huge fan of them both—would be off of McCain’s short list.

The other two names reportedly on McCain’s shortlist are Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney. Pawlenty is mid-way through his second term as Governor of Minnesota and Mitt Romney served one term as Governor of Massachusetts. Glenn’s thought is that Romney deserves the nod because the country is in tough economic times with a credit crisis, mortgage mess and banking bust guaranteed to get worse before getting better. Romney has proven his ability to deal with economic issues first as CEO of Bain & Company (a management company) and then as Bain Capital (private equity firm). Romney’s not going to have to ‘fake it’ when it comes to understanding the ins-and-outs of capitalism. Glenn was quick to add that doesn’t make Romney a perfect pick—but that’s for another time.

So there you have it, Glenn’s ruminations about the vice presidential picks of Senators Obama and McCain and we’ll all soon see how right, or wrong, he was.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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