He emphasized the historic nature of right now and the opportunity conservatives have to direct the future of our country.
"This Administration and this Congress is barely a month old, and already the problems facing this nation have grown in magnitude -- eclipsing the ones the nation faced when voters case their ballots in November," Pence said.
To numerous standing ovations, Pence declared that the American people "get it" when big government doesn't. He denounced Card Check, the Fairness Doctrine and federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
Pence emphasized basic conservative ideas that have simply required a new shine. In the midst of political turmoil, he reminded the audience that "our present crisis is not merely economic and political but moral in nature.
Pence, who identifies as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," talked about his practice of opening staff meetings in prayer and the importance of that in his life as a Congressman. The Hoosier Congressman was certainly a crowd pleaser, preparing the young conservatives here at CPAC for a weekend of inspiration and motivation.
I'm here at CPAC 2009 in Washington, DC and the positive energy is flowing. Conservatives are revitalized and ready to move into the future holding firm to the foundational principles that once made us great. One of my favorite leaders of the right, Indiana Congressman Mike Pence spoke earlier today. Pence's heart for Indiana and empowering local citizens is the attitude necesary for conservative leaders nationwide.