Glenn Beck gets the victory with the assist of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin.
Some of the political pundits today are calling Glenn Beck the "new leader of the Republican Party". I wouldn't go that far, but his victory in destroying Van Jones elevates him to an elite level within the conservative movement. I know all the local and national talk shows on Tuesday will be singing the praise to Glenn Beck for not backing down and ultimately contributing to the humiliating down fall of Van Jones. Some of that praise should also be reserved for a certain person on Facebook. Sarah Palin played a vital support role in helping Glenn Beck take down Van Jones. A few weeks ago, Van Jone's organization "Color of Change" started their attack campaign on the sponsors of Glenn Beck show. Glenn came under fire by the Obama media. Very few conservatives came to Glenn's defense. The day after Rush Limbaugh talked about the attacks on Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin asked her 800,000 supporters on Facebook to support Glenn Beck's show. In the days that followed, Glenn Beck's ratings surged to an all time high. Glenn's ratings at that time almost surpassed Bill O'Reilly's ratings. The O'Reilly factor is the number one show on Fox News in prime time. By Sarah Palin going to bat for Glenn, it helped Glenn with solidifying his job regardless of the actions of his sponsors. Glenn's huge ratings made it possible for News Corp to quickly attract new sponsors to replace the ones who bailed on Beck. Political pundits were quick to criticize Sarah Palin for defending Glenn. It looks like she made a wise decision yet again. If Limbaugh and Palin didn't come to the defense of Glenn Beck, the outcome might have been the opposite. Fox News might have caved in and maybe even have fired Glenn Beck and Van Jones would have won. I'd be interesting to see if the talk radio universe will pick up on this come Tuesday. Could the power trio within the conservative movement be Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin?