Remarks delivered at The American Spectator’s annual Robert L. Bartley Dinner last Wednesday night.
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IF YOU WILL ALLOW ME a moment of self-satisfaction, I saw it all coming. As early as 2006 in finishing up my book on the Clintons’ post-White House extravagances, The Clinton Crack-Up, I prophesied that a new generation of Democrats was emerging to challenge Hillary — at the time, the so-called “inevitable” Democratic nominee. I made the point very publicly. Check the transcript of Brian Lamb’s May 2007 interview with me on C-Span. There I predicted, “Hillary’s going to have real problems getting the nomination. A new generation’s come up….” I suppose that went down with the mainstream moron media as but another extravagant canard from another tiresome Clinton Hater.
Truth be known, I hate no one. The American Spectator hates no one. We greet the challenges ahead with cheerful anticipation. Our aim is to be the rallying point for a revitalized conservative movement. At the beginning of the conservative movement, Henry Regnery was one of the movement’s founding fathers. He was also his son, Al’s, predecessor on The American Spectator’s Board of Directors. Conservatives such as Henry Regnery laid down the principles of a movement that has moved from obscurity to capturing the White House, spreading the message of individual liberty throughout the world, even into lands once crushed under Communist tyranny, lands liberated by our message of freedom and our military resolve. We shall fight on for personal liberty. And if this president will lead us we shall follow him. Either that or we shall find another defender of liberty.
I look forward to seeing you next year. My gratitude to you all for your support and involvement with The American Spectator.
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