Sunday, February 21, 2010

Glenn Beck's Keynote Speech at CPAC!

From Dana Milbank, "At CPAC, Glenn Beck scolds the Republican Party":

For most of the three-day conference, the conservatives took aim at their favorite targets, President Obama, congressional Democrats, the media and Hollywood. By Saturday evening, the hot air and the overflow crowd had warmed the ballroom to an uncomfortable temperature. Coats came off and speakers perspired. Someone brought Beck a white towel midway through his address.

But there was something different about the message of the final session, as the activists sent an unmistakable message to the Republicans that they can't be taken for granted.

The straw poll was one sign. Approval for Obama was, naturally, all of 2 percent -- and those people probably like him because he's been helpful to Republican electoral chances. But 37 percent said they disapprove of congressional Republicans. And Michael Steele, the Republican national chairman, was viewed favorably by only 42 percent.
Milbank's playing up the Ron Paul straw poll win, but there's little practical significance, since Paul's not expected to be a player for the 2012 GOP nomination. That said, Nick Gillespie wants to argue otherwise. See, "Ron Paul: In Your Straw Heart, You Know He's Right."

More video of Beck's speech at
the link. And see Memeorandum for updates.