Seen and Heard at CPAC: Glenn Beck for President? 

That was one heck of a stem-winder of a keynote address delivered tonight by Fox News' Glenn Beck at the Conservative Political Action Conference, so powerful that somebody out there right now is probably trying to figure out a way to get a grassroots presidential draft movement organized.

In the age of instant celebrity, it could happen, much as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's meteoric rise during her failed campaign with Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential race. Palin's continuing celebrityhood has been driven in no small part by the obsessive hate on the Left for her. They just can't stop talking about how terrible they think she is.

In any case, Beck's address certainly confirmed him as a front-rank figure in the conservative movement. But I think it will help define Beck as one of the narrative setters for the movement, not as a candidate. But of course, politics is the most unpredictable of endeavours, so who knows.

For now, here's the video of the Beck address. It's from the Townhall.com site and is rather choppy in loading, likely because so many people are trying to watch it.

 

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