Western Conservative Summit energizes the right

The 3,000+ delegates for the WCS heard positive, liberty-minded messages from Sarah Palin, Allen West, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and many, many others!

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SOURCE: Washington Times, Valerie Richardson, Image by Gage Skidmore.

DENVER--Five years ago, John Andrews was casting about for a signature event to put the newly founded Centennial Institute on the map, when he realized that there is probably no place politicos would rather visit in the summer than Colorado.

The humidity is low, the bugs are scarce and it’s a swing state. Mr. Andrews and former Sen. Bill Armstrong, the president of Colorado Christian University, envisioned a Western version of the Conservative Political Action Conference, with a few tweaks.

“Bill Armstrong and I said to each other, ‘We could do something like that,’ except that it would be different in three ways,” said Mr. Andrews, director of the conservative Centennial Institute think tank. “It would be in the summer, not the winter; it would be in the Rockies, not on the Potomac, and it would have that broader recognition that important as politics and elections are, most important of all is the understanding of the American idea in the hearts and minds of our people.”

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