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Tweets & Quotes from RedState Gathering '09

Here’s a sampling of tweets sent out by yours truly from the RedState Gathering in Atlanta yesterday.  Keep in mind I was only there on Saturday – and was about an hour and half late at that.  So unfortunately, I missed Roy Blunt and Pat Toomey on Friday evening, and Tom Price on Saturday.

  • Karen Handel – GA SecState & RedState-endorsed candidate for Governor is giving a great speech on quite the novel idea: Requiring citizenship/ID to vote.
  • RT @ewericksen: “At his last press conference we learned the President has no faith in policemen or pediatricians.” Liz Cheney
  • Liz Cheney is pointing out the folly of holding terrorists in USA super-max prisons, as Debra Burlingame wrote about in a WSJ op-ed yesterday.
  • Ken Cuccinelli just gave an inspiring, articulate, rock-solid speech.  A great conservative candidate for Virginia AG.
  • Michael Williams: “We’ve heard the President say he stands for ‘hope and change.’ We just hope he changes.”
  • Marco Rubio: “Popularity and leadership are not the same thing.”
  • Marco Rubio: “There’s nothing wrong with compromise on ideas, but you cannot compromise on principles.”
  • Marco Rubio: “Cap and Trade would do nothing but make the United States the cleanest third-world country on the planet.”
  • Marco Rubio: “Party unity is important, but equally important is what you are unifying behind.”
  • Ted Cruz: “I am absolutely convinced that Barack Obama’s greatest legacy will be new leadership in the Republican Party.”
  • Nikki Haley: “It’s not about having a Republican majority. It’s about having a conservative majority.”

Each and every speaker was phenomenal, and I am linking to their campaign sites below.  These are conservatives that RedStaters can get genuinely excited about, and they need and deserve our whole-hearted support.

  • Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Candidate for the United States Senate
  • Former Congressman Pat Toomey (R-PA) Candidate for the United States Senate
  • Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
  • Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
  • Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Chairman, Republican Study Committee
  • Hon. Karen Handel (R-GA) Georgia’s Secretary of State & Candidate for Governor
  • Liz Cheney
  • Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) Virginia State Senator & Candidate for Virginia Attorney General
  • Michael Williams (R-TX) Texas Railroad Commissioner, Candidate for the United States Senate
  • Marco Rubio (R-FL) Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Candidate for the United States Senate
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX) Texas Solicitor General, Candidate for Texas Attorney General
  • Nikki Haley (R-SC) Member, South Carolina House of Representatives, Candidate for Governor

Note to self: Driving from Nashville to Atlanta is borderline insane when done as a day-trip.  Must go for the entire weekend next year.