In Glenn Beck's first program on Fox News he demonstrated why he's so popular with conservatives.
He's a real guy talking about real issues to real people interested in the truth.
This is why it wasn't surprising at all to see Beck choke up and get tears in his eyes as he was introducing Gov. Sarah Palin and the fact that they have a common bond being parents of special needs children (video embedded below the fold courtesy our friend MsUnderestimated):
Right now, you probably feel a little small and powerless. But that is the biggest coverup in history, and for once the media's not exploiting it. You aren't alone. We're not alone. We're not helpless. And we certainly aren't powerless, because the truth is we surround the nut-jobs on the fringe, it's not the other way around. And Washington answers to us, and at least on this program they will answer to you.
Someone who I think understands this concept better than most is the governor from Alaska, Sarah Palin. I first started reading about her last spring when she gave birth to her son Trig, and I'm the dad of a special needs child. And we had something in common, and I called her up because I just was moved by the way she reacted to the birth of her child. She was real. I for once didn't feel so alone. I didn't feel surrounded by others, and neither did she. Her approval rating as governor at the time was about 90 percent. This is before the media circus, before all the political bull-crap. Sarah Palin was just a mom of five doing a job that needed to be done. She was my kind of leader.