It might not have been the biggest crowd, and it didn't bring D.C. to a grinding halt, but something about this visit to the nation’s capital has changed Glenn's outlook. Glenn talked about his speech and the conversations he had with members of the Black Robe Regiment in the days following. Why was this event different? What do we as citizens have to do? And why will it work? Glenn explained on radio today that he felt God was there in Washington, DC.
"Let me tell you something: Without getting in any details at this point, I have a new attitude. I have a completely new attitude," Glenn said.
Glenn said that just last week he had a moment when he didn't feel like the country would be able to turn around. He even told Pat and Stu that while there were enough people, no one was engaged enough to really take action and understand the scope of what needed to happen. Even David Barton told Glenn that he had a similar feeling, that there wasn't enough time to get people engaged in the way they needed to be for the amount of work that needed to be done.
"So that's where I was... until I went to Washington. And I'm telling you, something happened. I don't know what exactly ‑ I do. God showed up with a lot of people," Glenn said. "I don't think we put the fear of anybody or God into the people in Washington. I have no idea. But God was there. It was different than I felt when we were together on 8/28, but He showed up."
Glenn said that even the members of the Black Robed Regiment who had been skeptical about Glenn's push for a civil rights movement were changed after the event. He described how David Barton warned he would have a tough time selling many of his points to the audience and others just weren't convinced Glenn was on the right track.
After the event, however, everyone had a different outlook. Pat swore that Glenn was saying things that wer not written in the speech and those points ended up resonating most with people on stage in the crowd. On the plane ride back to Texas, Rabbi Lapin was lost in thought as he wargamed every scenario coming in the future and was convinced "we win" every time. Ken Hutcherson said that God showed up and that's why the speech had such power. Everyone who was on the stage seemed to sense that there was a divine presence giving them strength.
Since the November election, Glenn has been more detached and pessimistic about national politics and instead has focused on individual empowerment, innovation, and culture. After D.C., however, he seemed fired up, recharged, and focused on a national movement in a way he hasn't been in months.
"And I'm asking you right now, I'm telling you now, 'I'm back. I'm back.' And I even think I understand why Romney lost. I'm there. This is not a suicide mission," Glenn said.
"Just prepare yourself physically," Glenn said. "Prepare yourself physically, prepare yourself spiritually, and mentally."
Glenn said that Tuesday would kick off a series of shows focused on the new civil rights movement he discussed on Wednesday during his speech when Alveda King joins the show.