Glenn Beck, the popular conservative Fox News television host whose broadsides against President Barack Obama have drawn his network into a feud with the White House, on Saturday signaled he intended to branch off more directly into political activism.
In a letter posted on his personal website, Beck announced plans to conduct a series of conventions to teach his followers “how to be a political force in your own neighborhood and country.”
Beck wrote that he has been meeting with “some of the best minds in the country that believe in limited government, maximum freedom and the values of our Founders” to develop “a 100-year plan” to defeat “the bipartisan corruption in Washington.” The activities will culminate in an August rally in Washington timed to coincide with the release of a planned Beck book that will “provide specific policies, principles and, most importantly, action steps” to launch “a new national movement to restore our great country.”
Additionally, POLITICO has learned that Beck’s 9.12 Project is co-sponsoring a march on Washington on Sept. 11, 2010, to voice unhappiness with the agenda of
President Obama and the Democratic Congress and that the group will also become involved in voter registration drives.
Read More: By KENNETH P. VOGEL, Politico