Glenn met Senate candidate Matt Bevin at FreePAC Kentucky… did he live up to the hype?

On Saturday, Glenn headed to Louisville, Kentucky for FreePAC. Hosted by FreedomWorks, the event featured conservative pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, and community leaders offering solutions to the problems that face our nation. Glenn delivered the keynote speech at the event, and he also had the opportunity to formally meet some of the candidates he has come to know through radio and television interviews. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why “these are the kinds of people that we have been waiting for.”

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“So we went to FreePAC in Kentucky this weekend, and I met with some candidates,” Glenn said. “These are the kinds of people that we have been waiting for. These are the kinds of people that we’ve been praying for. These are exactly the people that we had been begging for five years ago… They’re here now.”

One of the candidates Glenn has been particularly excited about is U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. While Bevin has spoken to Glenn on both radio and TV many times over the last few months, the two have never met. Bevin spoke right before Glenn at Saturday’s event, and they got to spend a bit of time together backstage.

“I spent some time with Matt for the first time behind-the-scenes and spent about 20 minutes talking to him and his wife and his best friend,” Glenn said. “I will tell you that I was impressed with Matt Bevin beforehand. I was probably a hundred times more impressed after meeting with him personally. The guy is the real deal. And I really truly believe called by God.”

As Glenn explained, the way he felt meeting with Bevin this weekend was quite similar to how he felt when he first encountered Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“I think this is the best candidate I have seen behind-the-scenes. I don’t think I’ve ever walked away feeling better about somebody than Matt Bevin,” Glenn said. “I was thoroughly impressed. Pat was, too.”

This year’s crop of small government, liberty-minded candidates truly has the potential to change the landscape of Congress. Glenn encouraged the audience to find a candidate – Republican, Democrat, libertarian – and support them in whatever way they can.

“Teddy Roosevelt’s dream of a progressive Republican Party is on the ropes. You are so close to winning… But the key is: Don’t listen to the progressive Republican media,” Glenn concluded. “This country has to be about principles not politics and politicians. Principles over parties. So you found your principles. But while you were busy being busy, others have heard the call and have risen up. Now you have the best of both worlds. Now you can be busy being busy doing the things you’re supposed to do and have some people who can actually represent you and hold true to the Constitution. It’s all here in the next few months.”

  • Connor

    Their are snakes every where you look. No telling where they will come from.

    • Anonymous

      They congregate in local, state & Federal Government..& will continue to do so unless we SNAKE KILLERS.. go to the polls in 2014 to maintain house majority & GAIN senate majority..SO..that the ‘SNAKES’ in BOTH parties become ‘dinasours’.. then & again in 2016..WITHOUT retirement or health care they’re doing to our current & returning veterans..

  • Anonymous

    With so much exposure for these most deserving candidates, I’ll wait til November to see how the real Americans turn out to vote. I hope that I don’t have to hold my breath.

    • Anonymous

      This Korean War Veteran is sharing with you that you can take deep breaths without hesitation.. & exhale confidently that my VOTE will be ALWAYS in EVERY ELECTION ..I’m PREPARED to LOCK ARMS with any & ALL that are of like minds to get our country back..It’s for my KIDS, GRAND KIDS & GREAT GRAND KIDS .. as well as yours..I do this because of the OATH & promise to do so..I took over 64 yrs. ago.

  • Anonymous

    From your lips to GOD’s ear, Glenn. Our nation needs honest men and women desperately before all is lost completely. The Progressives are pushing another Bush, I hope wiser men will prevail.

  • Murph Johnston

    Since those who preach from collectivism’s altar hold an irrational confidence in human reason, they object to that which is not controlled.

  • Anonymous

    A lamp I’ve found useful for eluding the dark and despotic march of most of mankind:

  • MellowCat

    Sorry. I don’t consider advocating for the “freedom” to throw animals in a pit to fight to their deaths a symbol of values, principals, ethics. If he doesn’t care about the animal torture, then he might have at least considered this is illegal, and why. Pretending to defend this “generations of family heritage” then pretending not to know what he was participating in is sickening. Matt Bevin is a sleaze bag. Glenn Beck is making a fool of himself by endorsing this heartless idiot.

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