Removed, shoulda read all the comments before commenting on an early one.

As a practical political matter it's important for Republican candidates to avoid rhetoric like Glenn Beck's and to take positions closer to the center, as Scott Brown did; because the votes of the center are a necessity. But that is not the same thing as taking up firing squad positions against an ally who adds fire to the debate along with the usual suspects on the left who are actually and demonstrably working to impose a vision that has nothing to do with the constitution.

I haven't watched very much of Beck but it seems to me that he's a big factor in the current movement by the frog to actually jump out of the simmering pot or to insist that the fire under it be put out, rather than to merely implore the progressives to marginally turn down that fire.