If you're not familiar with Glenn Beck, he's slightly to the right of Attila the Hun. He's prone to vein-popping outbursts and makes Rush Limbaugh look like John Warner. Republican readers, to the extent that you value my opinion, I really think this is a big part of what's wrong with the GOP. Michael Steele leads the party of Lincoln and he's kissing the ring of some far-right egomaniac with a microphone who pitches tantrums when he doesn't get his way. If I were in Steele's shoes, I would be much more concerned with winning back the moderates who flocked to Obama than appealing to a fraction of the electorate. I understand holding onto the base, but there comes a point when he should be able to tell Glenn Beck what he can do with his ratings.