With the gymnasium a little more than half-full of supporters, many of them donning buttons calling him a “True American” or some other phrase expressing their admiration, Glenn Beck began preaching Saturday.held in Hoffman Estates yesterday in Barack Obama's home state drew 5,000. Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady joined Beck at the rally but U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, the GOP Senate candidate, stayed away from the Right Nation 2010 event. He faces a close contest with State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, a close friend of Obama. Recent polls have shown Brady leading Gov. Pat Quinn, who succeeded to the office after the impeachment and Senate trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich resulted in his removal from office. Local activist Paul Wheeler is featured in a photo which ran in today's Chicago Sun-Times dressed in his familiar American Revolutionary War-era costume he often wore at Tea Party events in Indianapolis during the 2007 municipal election.
He promised miracles. He talked of a God who would judge, and he put George Washington next to Jesus Christ as one of the greatest men to ever live. He assured the crowd that they see the light, while the media and many of the politicians – the “establishment” – are lost in darkness.
He warned that tough times are ahead, that there are consequences for the things done under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. “At some point,” the television and radio talk show host said, “you have to pay for those sins.”
Beck fervently mixed religion and politics the entire afternoon, regaling a crowd of a few thousand at Trine University with romantic images of the nation’s first president and calling for them to remain faithful to God.
Beck was the featured speaker of a rally organized by We the People Michiana 9/12 Project of Elkhart. He spoke for about an hour and 15 minutes, declaring that a new chapter of American history is being written now.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Glenn Beck Rally In Angola Draws A Small Crowd
ran with a story in today's Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette about an event at Trine University in Angola, Indiana yesterday featuring Fox News TV show host Glenn Beck showing many empty seats in the gymnasium where the event was held. Jeff Wiehe writes: