What a start! The 2012 RedState Gathering kicked off today in Jacksonville, Fla. The gathering is held by RedState and will run all weekend. American Majority is an event partner, and sponsors are The Franklin Center, Ending Spending, Heritage Action and Freedomworks. With organizations like that involved, you know it will be a fantastic weekend.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be keynote speaker. Other speakers include David Limbaugh, Karen Handel, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and recent Texas Senate run-off election winner Ted Cruz. Attendees are tweeting and sending pictures of all of the action; you can also watch it live.

First up: Ted Cruz!

If you weren’t thrilled already that he won the run-off election, you should be now!

RNC Chair Reince Priebus also hit it out of the park.

Breitbart.com’s Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby offer some real truth to power.

With Chick-fil-A, to boot!

“Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up” author, and girlfriend, Katie Pavlich offers some truth of her own.

He is easy on the eyes, right, ladies? Bonus.

More speakers to come.

Recent conferences like this one, FreePAC and Restoring Love should tell the Left something: Conservatives are fired up and ready to go. Bank on it.

Twitchy will monitor the event and update with more photos and on-the-scene reports.