America’s Anchorman took the stage for the final night of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference and it was an electrifying performance. Not in the way Obama motivates people to begin depending on the government, instead Limbaugh’s speech had the opposite tone which was to make people begin believing in themselves and America again, not Obama’s socialism.
Here is the video of the entire speech delivered by Rush broken in 2 parts:
Full transcripts can be found here.
Rush was also awarded the “Defender of the Constitution Award,” and it is well deserved:
God bless him and everything he has done and continues doing for the conservative movement. He speaks for millions of people who believe in American capitalism and free enterprise along with personal responsibility.
Fox News reports on Limbaugh’s fantastically delivered remarks:
Rush Limbaugh was 15 minutes early to the stage, but no one was complaining Saturday evening in Washington, D.C., at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Quite the contrary. On the conference’s third and final day, the conservative talk radio host was the headliner, and the crowd greeted him with an immense ovation.
“Ladies and gentleman, this is my first ever address to the nation,” Limbaugh joked, noting that FOX News and C-SPAN were broadcasting the speech live.
Limbaugh then spent his first 15 minutes giving an impassioned summary of what it means to be a conservative before turning the focus to the movement’s recent electoral record.
“We can take this country back. All we need is to nominate the right candidate,” he said.
The speech was the culmination of an event that featured often fiery speeches by some of top names of the conservative movement and the Republican party, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
The strawpoll gave former 2008 GOP candidate Mitt Romney the nod for the 2012 nomination, according to Politico:
Romney took 20 percent of the vote, followed by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with 14 percent, Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 13 percent, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 13 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 10 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 7 percent. Others on the ballot included South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Nine percent were undecided.
With no unifying Republican figure to rally around after the desultory 2008 elections, the straw poll results reflect tensions among conservatives about how best to oppose the Obama Administration’s agenda – through openly wishing for failure, a sentiment voiced recently by talk show host Rush Limbaugh, or working with the new president at a time when the American public seek a larger role for government amid the deepening recession.
I would comment further but Rush has already said everything I wish to say, thank you.