By M.D. Kittle
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three of the 16 Republican presidential candidates that didn’t make the GOP nomination cut made a big impression Saturday on the 2,000-plus conservative activists gathered at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina were among the featured speakers at the Americans for Prosperity 10th annual Defending the American Dream Summit.
Walker, the nemesis of the Wisconsin left, crashed early in the presidential sweepstakes and dropped out nearly a year ago. Fiorina stuck around until February. Rubio was one of the last few contenders before being forced out of the race by the runaway Donald Trump train.
But the also-rans, particularly Walker and Rubio, once again drove home why they are among the top standard bearers of the limited-government movement in America.
They all had the same message: That government is best which governs least.
“True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government; they come from empowering people to live their own lives and control their own destinies,” Walker said.