It’s always interesting to see how the MSM reports an event that I have witnessed in person. Take, for instance, CNN’s Rush Limbaugh calls on conservatives to take back nation (emphasis added)
Limbaugh’s impassioned keynote speech, punctuated by chest-thumping, fist-pumping and chants of “USA” from the crowd, capped off three days of talk at CPAC focusing on rebuilding the Republican Party.
Chest-thumping, fist-pumping Limbaugh! Next thing you know Limbaugh was going to be swinging from the chandeliers with a Tarzan-like “AwhwhwhwAAAAHH”
But perhaps CNN got carried away by noticing the crowd’s reaction to the Limbaugh speech:
“He played to his crowd here,” CNN political editor Mark Preston said. “And this crowd is now energized, something we haven’t seen from Republicans, certainly not conservatives, since the November election.”
Limbaugh had the crowd in his pocket. Nearly everybody who attended CPAC stayed to listen to him, and hundreds of people made the trip especially for the occasion. In any case, it was a very good speech, and Limbaugh raised many points, the most important being,
Conservatism is a universal set of core principles.
How the conservatives translate those principles into bringing their message to the American public and getting elected is the challenge the conservative movement has right now.
Read the transcript here.
Noel Sheppard posted all the videos of the full speech.
And, a side note,
This was the best-attended CPAC so far, and the majority of the people there were very young.
Post edited to add one sentence left out by mistake.