May 8, 2010 11:10 PM by John Romero
Conservative author, journalist and Colorado Springs resident Michelle Malkin took part in the Peak Freedom Festival celebration Saturday night. It's a meeting of conservative minds on subjects ranging from bailouts to immigration.
Malkin says events like this are happening like never before. "It is absolutely unprecedented, the level of political interest, engagement and activism," she explains.
She says the government, on both conservative and liberal sides, gets a lot of the blame for the political unrest in the U.S. "If you look at many states including Colorado and others across the nation, there are folks like independents, conservatives and even some Democrats out there, who are disgusted with both political parties," says Malkin.
This, in her opinion, is the reason for so many grass roots organizations sprouting up. "In Colorado you've got Tea Party people, 912 movement people who don't want these party operatives dictating to them who their candidates should be."
Malkin believes all of these things will signal a change back to conservative ways come Election Day. "It's caused a huge backlash," she says, "and I think that we're going to see some dividends in 2010 and 2012 from that."