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CPAC explodes in response to thunderous speech by Rick Perry

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up grassroots activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, opening up the second day of the conference with a bang.

Perry's speech focused on the importance of restoring the economic power of the United States and getting the federal government out of health care and education.

Perry punched up the volume as he concluded his speech and grassroots activists responded by standing up and wildly clapping and cheering.

"My fellow conservatives, the future of this country is upon you, it belongs to you," Perry roared. "You have the power to change America, you have the power to speak to our newest hopes in addition to our age-old dreams, you are the path to the future, a light on a distant shore and you represent the renewed hope that America can be great again!"

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