Well, folks, I know you have all been waiting with baited breath to find out what I thought of the speakers at the Defending the American Dream Summit…
AEI President Arthur Brooks stays #1. His speech really set the tone for the conference and was truly inspiring.
Senator Marco Rubio and British Conservative Politician Daniel Hannan probably tie for second. I appreciate Rubio’s engagement with the idea of the American Dream and Hannan offered a great perspective, not to mention the amazing accent.
Third goes to Governor Scott Walker and former CEO Carly Fiorina who were both terrific. I’m proud of everything Governor Walker has done for Wisconsin and Carly Fiorina is always inspiring.
Florida State University Coach Bobby Bowden was awesome but needed more time to tie things together.
The other speakers were good but no one stood out.
Overall, I would say the only person I didn’t enjoy was Senator David Perdue, who used every cliche in the book during his speech. The only reason I applauded when he finished was because of how happy I was that he was done.