As for why it's not particularly smart -- whether he wins or loses -- is because he just called a whole bunch of attention to some silly internet meme that clearly wants attention. Beck would have been better off just ignoring it. Instead, in legitimizing it by trying to take it down, many more people become aware of the meme -- and may start calling attention to situations where Beck (and others) make use of such tactics.
“Judge” Andrew Napolitano is at it again, legitimizing some of the worst people in American politics on his Fox News online show. This time around, he’s pimping for Ron Paul and racialist paleocon Lew Rockwell... [Ron Paul is] a kook with weird unworkable ideas about the economy (return to the gold standard? you've gotta be kidding) and unsavory racist connections.charles foster johnson