Hugh's observations are correct: the "nine" are extremely influential across the country, while there aren't "nine" or even "three" on the left in talk radio because, once their ideas are exposed to the light, they are seen for the thin veneer of propaganda they are, with no solid facts to support them (see recent interviews with DWS to get a sense of how the left thinks -- even CNN is getting a clue). None of the "nine" promote radical action. In fact, the opposite is true, as shown in Tea Party rallies: peaceful and friendly (and they always clean up after themselves). Most importantly, one never hears "hate" from them, as the left often charges. But, of course, "hate speech" to the left is any idea which does not agree with theirs.