On Thursday evening before more than 900 hundred conservatives gathered for the 2014 Media Research Center Gala, radio host and author Mark Levin joined the likes of Brit Hume, Rush Limbaugh, and the late Tony Snow on Thursday evening by becoming the eighth honoree to receive the MRC's William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.
Beginning his acceptance speech, Levin quipped, "There's this rumor that's going around.... No, I'm not going to accept the attorney general position, thank you. I'm not running for attorney general, I'm running from the attorney general."
After thanking the Media Research Center and praising the work it does, Mr. Levin then proceeded to give a stirring defense of the need for Republicans to return to the bold, uncompromising vision of Bill Buckley and Ronald Reagan rather than shamelessly sacrificing conservative principle in the vain effort at winning the approval of the ruling class in Washington, including a left-wing news media.
You can watch the speech in full in the video embed below: