The Washington Times - August 16, 2009, 11:29AM

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Political activists from all over the country met in Pittsburgh this weekend in two difference political camps.

The Right Online conference, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, held a “Send a Message to Specter” rally at the Sheraton hotel on Friday (see video above), and guest speakers like Michelle Malkin, Grover Norquist, Ed Morrissey, Stephen Moore, and John Fund addressed the conference, which 600 attended this year.   Speakers answered questions about the healthcare debate in Washington and mingled with activists.

 Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, told the Washington Times:

“On the free market side we’re catching up online.  We were way behind three or four years ago, and we’re catching up to them.  I look at these rallies and these town hall meetings.  Much of what is happening is because of the online networks being built on our side, and this conference is designed to make sure we exponentially boost that.  It’s a game where you don’t move ahead by steps.  It tends to be big leaps online.  That’s what we’re finding online, and we’re in one of those big leap stages right now.  We’ve got 600 people here today.  They came in yesterday.  It’s a lot about learning.”

Americans for Prosperity will be in Washington D.C. on October 2nd and 3rd for their “Defending the American Dream Summit”