Video: George Will Gives Best Speech at CPAC.
AllahPundit over at Hot Air put it pretty succinctly: George Will undoubtedly gave the best speech at CPAC this year. There are three clips clocking in at about 10 minutes each which can be viewed here, but I think the last clip, where Will quotes Tocqueville at length on the topic of soft despotism, is the best:
Will is an incredible writer. I’ve known for quite a while that he is lucid, coherent, consistent, and passionate in his writing. I’ve seen numerous appearances of his on Fox News, but I was unaware he was such a gifted orator. His presentation is captivating, his comedic timing is golden, and he comes off as extraordinarily calm and charismatic.
The overarching theme of Will’s speech is, of course, the growing Democratic agenda of increased government dependency. The Tocqueville quotes are a perfect fit in this context. Listen at around the 2:30 mark as Will goes into the persistent government intrusion even into the most minute details of our lives. Enjoy.