From the Daily Pepper,
And now contrast that with this from Digby,
I am not trying to defend Pat Robertson by any means; I dislike him as much as anyone. But I am however providing a warning that not everyone agrees that “Pat Robertson doesn't matter;” he obviously does matter to some people, nearly one million a day. Although he does say some crazy things that make headlines that most of his viewers do not agree with, hundreds of thousands of people agree with enough of what he says to tune in every day.
A similar comment could be made about Cindy Sheehan; that she is only one person and doesn’t matter. But this is obviously incorrect-just like it is incorrect that Pat Robertson doesn’t matter. He obviously mattered in 2000 after his Christian Coalition helped revive President Bush’s campaign after its slow start in New Hampshire. So instead of simply writing off Robertson as a nut that doesn’t matter anymore, recognize that he does matter to some people and the real goal should be to help show these people that they should be looking for religious guidance in more appropriate places.