TAMPA, Fla. — This morning I had a chance to speak with two of our
nation’s most vibrant and exciting conservative leaders, Ralph Alvarado,
a candidate for the Kentucky Legislature, and former presidential
candidate Herman Cain. To give you an idea of what people on the ground
here in Tampa are feeling like, here’s a little of what they told me.
Mr. Alvarado told me, “The media has been filtering Romney's message. This convention will give him the opportunity to present his unfiltered vision. People at large are disenchanted with government. They have been promised hope and change and believed the change would come. People are tired of rhetoric and talk. They want a concrete plan that will work. Romney has a concrete plan that will work and if people hear that message they will see it as the future for this country.”
I can tell you from firsthand experience that the left tries to label black conservatives, to write them off so that they can’t speak their minds. Cain labels himself “an ABC, an American Black Conservative. I don't deny my African ancestry, but I've only been to Africa once and I’ve been American all my life.”
He took the words right out of my mouth.