As you’ve probably heard, Allen West got a phone call on Wednesday morning, asking him to give the closing keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday night.
West gave a brilliant and well-received speech at CPAC last year — not to mention the groundbreaking speech he gave at the concurrent “Jihad: The Political Third Rail” conference the same weekend — but his selection to fill the most coveted slot at this year’s conference, one previously filled by the likes of media superstars Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh — is a development that will significantly raise his profile in the conservative movement, and in this country.
The great thing is, everyone who hears Allen West speak realizes pretty quickly what a phenomenal person we’re dealing with. Hence, before this weekend is over, there will be a lot more Americans who will have come to see what West to the West Wing readers already know: This man is a true, genuine leader — and we need him as our Commander-in-Chief, the sooner the better!
C-Span will be broadcasting much of CPAC, including Allen West’s speech, which will be at 5:30 p.m. EST. The slot is only 30 minutes, so if you want to hear/see the speech, try not to be late tuning in!