#WCS14 brings conservative ideas, energy to Colorado

The 2014 Western Conservative Summit comes to Denver this weekend! To participate in the discussion, use the hashtag #WCS14, and make sure to read the Centennial Institute's 76 blog!

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SOURCE: The Denver Post, Anthony Cotton

When John Andrews says the 2014 edition of the Western Conservative Summit has a chance to be the most influential in its five-year history, he points to the recent visits of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, possible presidential candidate Hillary, Denver's bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and Senate and gubernatorial races that will attract national attention as signs that Colorado "is now in the political spotlight."

And then there's Sarah Palin.

Palin, who recently authored an opinion piece for the conservative Breitbart News Network calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, will be one of the featured speakers at the conference, which will run July 18-20 in Denver.

While some politicos make the argument that the influence of the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate is waning, Andrews strongly disagrees.

"I've been in politics for 40 years — I worked as a speechwriter for (former president Richard) Nixon," said Andrews, the founder of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, which sponsors the summit. "I've seen stars rise and fall, but I've never seen anything like Palin. ... Her endorsement is more coveted and more potent than anyone's out there."

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