“Mississippi needs for you to feel the desires of your heart,” he said. “The era of low expectations is over. Your generation is an essential part of that.”
Eaves toed the line between speaking and campaigning, stepping over it in several places when he brought up what he considered to be failures by current Gov. Haley Barbour’s administration following Hurricane Katrina. He called on the young men of Boys State to step up and take leadership roles in the state’s government.