The Conservative Heartland Leadership Conference wrapped up today here in Saint Louis. The event, sponsored by the American Issues Project, brought conservatives from Minnesota to Texas together and featured many conservative luminaries. Pictured above are Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum) and Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform). They participated in the Capstone Seminar moderated by Ed Failor (AIP and National Taxpayers Union) with Wendy Wright (Concerned Women for America), Alan Cobb (Americans for Prosperity), and Jim Durbin (24thstate.com).
There were several important points raised during the panel discussion. Mr. Norquist highlighted the efficacy of the no tax pledge in holding down taxes. He also encouraged attendees to get involved in local/state center-right meetings. (If you have a link to more information, please leave it in the comments.) Mrs. Schlafly encouraged attendees to host a house meeting to spread the word about fiscal conservatism, US Constitutional concerns, and other conservative priorities. Wendy Wright spoke about the fight to end abortion. A common, though not universal, theme of the session was the need for a concise, targetted political approach.
I'll be uploading interviews and other video footage from the Conservative Heartland Leadership Conference over the next few days.
Interview with Ed Martin about the Conservative Heartland Leadership Conference
Interview with Bill Hennessy about Tea Parties and blogging.
Interviews with Catherine Favazza and Ed Martin from the American Issues Project are coming. I also have some video of David Limbaugh and Norm Coleman that I'll be uploading.
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