Last night Conservatives rallied in Calgary. I highly recommend attending one of these rallies when Stephen Harper comes to your town. It's one thing to watch it on CPAC, another thing entirely to be there.
I've captured the essence of being there in this video. I didn't cut any of the thunderous cheers and applause. That would take forever and besides what is the point of an event like this if you aren't going to hear things that make you want to shout and clap. I even left a lot of Jason Kenny's introduction in as well. It deserves to be heard.
You'll see the view swap to a wide angle and the sound is lower about halfway through. I had battery issues and had to switch to my backup device. It still works though. Harper is that good.
There are a few things you should know before you go. Don't expect the Prime Minister to be precisely on time. He's the Prime Minister. He runs a country and a party and a campaign. He arrives just when he means to. It's ok if you are late. You might have to stand though. If you are really late, you might be standing behind a hundred or so other people standing. It's all good though. You're in good company. Strike up a conversation.
You are among friends at a rally. I'd never met most of those good people but I felt I knew them anyway. We are patriots and active participants in democracy. It's not enough for us to observe or click 'like' here and there. The outcome of this election is our personal responsibility. It's our job to put a face and a friendly smile to our important message: that Canada is the greatest country in the world on purpose. That is our purpose: Keeping Canada great through sound fiscal and foreign policy.
We've seen some of the greatest global upheavals during Stephen Harper's watch and come out on top. That's how we know Conservative principles can weather any storm and capitalize on every windfall.
Harper keeps his promises and reaches his goals. It's an easy sell. We just need to get the message to enough people. For that we kindly need your help.