Sadly arrived at 7:00pm but here are my thoughts for the two hours I was there.
- It was the most diverse gathering of conservatives I have ever seen, especially in age. The only time I see more young conservatives together is at Ben Shapiro and Milo Yanninppolos events.
- A TON of people. Pretty sure we doubled the size of DCs conservative population.
- I hears Vice President Mike Pence speak in person once before when he visited Greenville North Carolina. Like then, Mike Pence proved to be a great speaker on behalf of conservative principles. But like then, the thing is, the person he represents is not a conservative. This has been a constant thread around the Trump administration. He does not act or speak particularly conservative but the people around him do. It will be interesting to hear his speech tomorrow.
- Buzz words and lies. I heard a lot of buzz phrases like “you the people” and “globalism” but I also heard plenty of talking points which simply are not true. The biggest one that I heard is the notion that Trumps victory was historic. In reality, it was one of the smaller ever.