Three of the best minds in today’s conservative movement were in town last evening for an event entitled “Talk the Vote”, sponsored by AM 1280 The Patriot. It was a capacity crowd at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis with people having to be turned away at the doors!
To kick off the evening, we were honored to hear brief greetings from prominent GOP politicians (and candidates) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Barb Davis White, Erik Paulsen, Ed Matthews and Senator Norm Coleman. Governor Tim Pawlenty also made an impromptu appearance.
The keynote speakers for the evening, Salem Radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved and Dennis Prager (all of them prestigious Ivy league grads), gave impassioned talks on not only the importance of the upcoming election but also the future of America’s economy and cultural landscape. Anyone who has heard Barack Obama soundbites over the past few weeks (i.e. “spread the wealth”, “…constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution”, etc.) should be very concerned the direction this country will be headed if indeed there is an Obama presidency. In fact, more than one of the speakers likened the prospects to the Jimmy Carter administration, when there was 8.5% unemployment, double digit inflation and the beginning of a tenuous relationship with the newly Islamic ruled Iran. The fact people have taken that in to consideration has undoubtedly helped McCain surge in some of the latest polls.
Bottom line: My wife and I needed the indomitable optimism and hope displayed by the conservative triumvirate. Granted we’re not deluding ourselves into thinking that there isn’t an uphill battle over the next week. But there is definitely ample opportunity for Senator McCain given Obama has been on the record conveying his true far left ideology.
For more insightful analysis (including video footage) check out the reports from Ed Morrissey and Mitch Berg.