Maybe the left should be asking why Glenn Beck’s message resonates with many rather than trying to bash him as extremist and his followers as unwashed trailer trash. (Hint: If you call someone a racist yahoo, chances are you won’t convert him to your side.)
Clearly what Glenn Beck says strikes a chord with many while the left lately can’t even seem to find the piano.
There’s no reason the left can’t have media personalities as popular as Beck. Or have interlocking networks of web sites, radio shows, video shows, and social networking like Infowars and others do. This first step in doing this is, I think, to have a clear message and stay with it.