Evan McMullin and his running mate, Mindy Finn continue to make waves at breakneck speed across the nation. Their latest stop was in Denver, where a sizable crowd showed up in support.
The Evan McMullin/Mindy Finn campaign event at the Colorado Christian University, hosted by the Centennial Institute – which also hosts the annual Western Conservative Summit – was attended by approximately 1000 Colorado voters who have weighed and measured the two major party candidates, and were left wanting. But by the end, that want had turned to a motivation to help Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn in a movement to help define conservatism, not just for this election, but for our future.
While this rally stood in stark contrast to the often violent scenes at rallies for either major party candidate, it did have an air of polite revolt. The attendees were now looking past the party and to principles that can guide a new generation of leadership in a new party that hasn’t forgotten the Generation X and the Millennials, or minorities, or women. At one point this became explicit as McMullin noted “A new conservative movement will stand up for women so they will know they are a part of this too …” A shot across the bow of Donald Trump, no doubt.
One highlight of the night was when Mindy Finn was invited to speak. She told her story about her journey from Republican operative and mother, to Independent VP candidate for McMullin. She told the crowd how she couldn’t in good conscience stick with the party under a man who doesn’t respect her, or even the values the Republican party once espoused.
But Finn also had a message for those saying people who vote for she and McMullin is a wasted vote taken from the other two candidates.
“We hear often that people will say ‘well maybe you’re taking Trump votes, or Hillary votes.’ Those votes don’t belong to Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump. They belong to you.”
Amen. I couldn’t agree more.
A video of Finn’s speech can be seen below.