By: Matthew Boyle
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Conservative activist and author Trevor Loudon riled up the crowd to kick off the South Carolina Tea Party convention in a Saturday speech with a proposed dream team he offered for conservatives to “put the federal government back in its place.”
First, claimed if the GOP nominated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, conservatives will lose no matter who wins the election, as they’d be left with a choice between an establishment Republican or a Democrat.
“If you get a fat boy from New Jersey or a Jeb Bush, you’re going to lose,” Loudon said. “Because progressivism rolls on.”
“But you people have the power to make something different happen,” Loudon added, directly addressing the Tea Party activists in the room.
Loudon argued that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) should be the leader of the future conservative presidential team and that conservative activists like those in Myrtle Beach are desperate for real leadership in America. He added that any candidate who gets the nomination in 2016 should unite all the wings of conservatism and excite voters to want to go to the polls—unlike how Mitt Romney and House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) failed to turn out millions of registered Republicans who, if they had voted, could have swung the election.
“You’ve got all these people out there, folks who are waiting for leadership,” Loudon said.
Loudon proceeded to detail who should comprise the conservative dream team to take back America.
“If I were Ted Cruz, I’d go out there now and starting picking my team,” Loudon said. “I’d go to Allen West and say ‘I want to make you my VP.’ For the libertarians, I’d go to Rand Paul and let you do what you do. For Secretary of Energy, Gov. Sarah Palin. Drill, baby, drill!”
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) should be the Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ben Carson the Secretary of Health and Human Services, radio’s Mark Levin the Attorney General, and David Barton of Wallbuilders the Secretary of Education, Loudon argued. “Ambassador to the United Nations, no one,” he added, prompting one of many standing ovations the hundreds of Tea Party activists in the room gave him.
“Would you guys get motivated by a team like that?” Loudon asked the audience.
“Yes!” they shouted in response, many of the hundreds in attendance on their feet.
Loudon said Tea Party activists need to do everything they can going into 2016 as this might be the last chance to save America.
“I’m asking for two more years because the very least you’ll be able to do is look your children in the eyes and say ‘I gave it everything I got,’” Loudon said.
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