The conservative movement won a resounding victory Tuesday. Not only did many conservative candidates win, the American people spoke loudly in their rejection of Big Government policies perpetuated by President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Indeed, the American people reminded Washington that we are a center-right country that believes in limited, constitutional government. We now have an opportunity as a movement to unite and lead the country in a new direction that is the shining city on the Hill, which President Ronald Reagan spoke of so often.
After the 2008 election, pundits proclaimed the conservative movement dead. That was as wrong as when James Reston of The New York Times issued that same proclamation in 1964. Republicans may have lost an election that year — but the conservative movement was as alive as ever.