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.”
“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.”