PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — I’m just back from CPAC, the big conservative convention/celebration in Washington, and I’m optimistic about the future of the country and the conservative movement. One of the biggest you notice that a huge number of the 13,000 attendees are under thirty and many are under twenty-five. These are the activists of the future and they are passionate and knowledgable.

I interviewed on my show Brandon Posner , who used to head the Young Republicans of Bucks County and now is a sophomore at William and Mary College. He was impressive when he talked about challenging the pc world of college campuses. He was typical of many of the young conservatives I met.

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I’m also feeling good because every expert and insider I met told me that they believed that the Republican presidential race will reach Pennsylvania. Most believe that Rubio will drop out and unify with Cruz and Kasich will win Ohio and deny Trump delegates there.

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This is great news. Just think how exciting it will be to have these guys in our state and to have a major say in determining who will be the eventual nominee. I don’t remember the last time that Republicans really fought it out in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

I’m also optimistic because I’m been to five CPAC conventions and this one had the excitement and spirit. The vibe was exemplified by the hundreds of people lined up at 7 am on Thursday to hear Scott Walker speak in main ballroom.

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My final observation is that if you ever have the opportunity you must attend a CPAC convention. You’ll come away feeling there are a lot of people who feel just like you and are poised to organize, vote and win.