Even as he prepares for a Saturday rally that could cement his status as an unparalleled force in conservative politics, Glenn Beck is facing quiet but persistent questions from some on the right about whether he can be a reliable partner for advancing conservative causes — or whether his main cause is advancing Glenn Beck.
Beck, the fiery talker who has emerged as a champion of the conservative populist "tea party" movement, predicted the rally — dubbed "Restoring Honor" — will be a historic "pivot point" that will re-center American public life around its founding principles.
Liberals, meanwhile, have blasted the event as a partisan political rally intended to boost Republicans headed into the critical 2010 midterm elections. They've also accused Beck of exploiting civil rights iconography to advance his cause. Beck's rally is scheduled for 47 years to the day after the R
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