Things have gotten started at the Mayflower Hotel. For the moment I’m in the Media Room and the TV screen as jumped to life…. with no audio yet. So I may hightail it to the ballroom.
In the meantime, US Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has joined us here for a live radio show. And the host of the talk show is a bit loud and obnoxious….
Rudy was the first speaker to the Summit and man, did he bat the ball out of the park! He gave one of the most articulate conservative economic messages I’ve heard in quite sometime. Heads and shoulders above anything George W. Bush has tried to say on the economy.
Rudy made it simple: “Lower taxes work. And it isn’t just my philosophy — I did it in New York but cutting taxes 23 times and $9 Billion dollars.” He then went on for about 15 more minutes with a simple, understandable economic vision to help Americans make their own choices with their own money. And, despite his critics best attempts to say he is only running on a “9/11 platform”, Rudy never once mentioned that day or the war on terror at all. He knew his audience and he stuck to a pro-growth, conservative economic message which included a declaration that under a Giuliani Administration, earmarks would come to an end.
I was very impressed and so were the 1,700 activists jammed into the Mayflower Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Rudy got a standing ovation.
Senator Tom Coburn just finished at the podium and I’m back in the Blogger Room — where I’m hoping Rudy will show up shortly.
Ron Paul is speaking now and getting lots of cheers from the crowd… and I’m not even in the ballroom anymore. But clearly this is a Ron Paul crowd. I “don’t get him”…. so I’m not elbowing my way back into the ballroom. And I have to go the bathroom something fierce.