Rep. Mike Pence (IN) delivered a speech to attendees of The Defending the American Dream Summit. Politico's Jonathan Martin covered the event. See the following excerpt:
Pence, the House GOP conference chairman, said the simmering unrest that led to tea parties since the spring and the march in Washington last month reflected a country angry about the expansion of government.
“It’s authentic and it’s real and it’s powerful and it’s American,” Pence told about 2,000 conservatives at the annual conference of Americans for Prosperity, a free-market group.
The five-term Hoosier said of the movement: “The politicians aren’t leading this. They shouldn’t be leading it. They’re the ones that created this mess.”
The dinner was filled with the sort of grassroots conservatives who are the foot soldiers in GOP campaigns – and are the same sort who Pence has been meeting with in travels around the country this year, including a stop in Iowa.