I’m sitting in the back of the room at the Crown Plaza Hillsborough Lincoln-Reagan Day Reception and Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
where Herman Cain is going to be giving the Keynote speech.
Over 120 people were registered for Dinner tonight with a few extra who will be showing up for the actual events.
There seems to a good mix of folks here, the waitstaff as normal is incredibly polite and the people are very sociable.
Herman has already started to press the flesh I expect to see a lot more of this tonight.
There is also a table with Tea Party Swag for sale:
I’ll be doing some mixing while I can and update later.
Update: 6:26 p.m. The program is now starting begins with prayer, the pledge and the national anthem.
A collection of New Hampshire state reps are on the stage going through the achievement that they have managed to get passed, led by the speaker of the house William O’Brien including a right to work law.
Somehow they manage to get things done without getting any kind of significant pay.
(BTW the left is attacking O’Brien for suggesting that the young vote democratic due to their lack of life experience. Only among liberals could the concept that the young lack life experience be controversial.)
Update: Here is Herman’s speech in full from the Reception, haven’t been able to get into the dinner side
Update 3: The speech is being streamed on Herman’s facebook page, here are a few impressive quotes:
“Believe in the greatest country in the world despite it’s imperfections, and we are the greatest country in the world.”
“The genius of the founders is they set the bar high, they could have set it where they were but they set it high so we could work up to that ideal.”
“We need to change this from an entitlement mentality to an empowerment mentality.”