Beck Could Be 'Major' Factor in 2010 Vote

If he combines angry right-wingers with libertarians, look out
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2009 10:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Don't look now, but Glenn Beck could turn out to be a big factor in the 2010 elections, writes Marc Ambinder. Beck is cooking up some kind of voter mobilization project, which is a "tricky proposition" given that "conservative talk radio audiences—and Fox News viewers—tend to be registered voters and tend to have a pretty good sense of which party they'll support." Beck, whose ties with the official GOP are iffy, claims to be nonpartisan, so he might "try something more subtle."

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If he "becomes part of the apparatus that fuses into one movement irritated Republicans and angry conservatives and fickle Ron Paul libertarians—he's going to become a major electoral player in 2010," Ambinder writes in the Atlantic.
(Read more Glenn Beck stories.)

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