Glenn Beck took advantage of his keynote address at CPAC on February 20th to embrace a fantasy America that, while it might appeal to the Republican base, does not exist. More, it can be proven not to exist. The problem for Glenn is that numbers don't lie. So what do you do when you don't like the numbers? You make up new ones.
Fox News went into full spin mode after it was announced that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) had won the CPAC presidential straw poll with 31% of the vote. Paul beat FNC favorite Mitt Romney, and the network's newest on air talent Sarah Palin. Fox News not only didn't identify Paul as a Republican, but pointed out that poll was unscientific and, "bragging rights."
At CPAC today Rick Santorum took a question from military spouse about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and turned it into suggestion that military has been indoctrinated, "I am not too sure that we haven't so indoctrinated the officer corps in the this country that they can actually see straight to make the right decision."