The state of the Presidential field in bite sized chunks

Let's be honest about it, Mitt Romney is the best candidate in the field.  He might be one of the worst on policy.  But when measured by what got Obama elected in 2008, Romney is 30 times better than everyone else.  That doesn't mean that you should vote for him on those grounds, but it's true.  If you're voting purely on someone who can win, it's Romney.  (That doesn't mean you'll be happy once he's in office.)

Herman Cain is a really good speaker, but he isn't holding up particularly well to the heat in my opinion.  He's also way too slogan-ey for me and can't seem to explain himself when he really needs to.  And if he actually is a dirtbag, obviously I don't want him as President, though I haven't seen any evidence of that yet.

When you really think of it, Rick Perry probably has the best record of success of any of the candidates.  He's the best candidate on paper.  His debates have been awful, but he strikes me as the only other guy with any shot of actually beating Obama outside of Romney, assuming the general climate didn't shift too much.  It's a steep climb from where his poll numbers have been lately though.

Newt Gingrich...yes, he looks pretty decent in debates lately.  Do we forget about him sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi? (Please, watch this again.)  Plus, a gruff, old, white dude isn't beating Obama.

Ron Paul can't win the republican nomination because of his foreign policy.  I think he's going to walk in to the Libertarian Convention and get their nomination in a cakewalk at the last minute.  Then we're all screwed.  Yes, I've heard his half-hearted denials.

Michelle Bachmann has had a couple of rough moments in the campaign, but she deserves better than her current status.  The media has succeeded in villifying her, and she hasn't helped herself at times.

 

 

Rick Santorum should be a top tier candidate in this field.  You're really telling me he's not better than Newt Gingrich? Seriously? He hasn't made any major errors, knows policy and process, and is solidly a conservative candidate.  He deserves better.

 

Barack Obama is the current President of the United States. He sucks at this job and should try another.  This just isn't the career for him.

 

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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