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.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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