March 9th, 2014 | No Comments
You might wonder why I haven’t filed a breathless array of CPAC 2014 stories. this is because I tend to use the trip as an info gathering project rather than a source for daily news, if I wanted to report daily news I could have done it at home watching CSPAN.
So instead you will over the next few weeks get video after video, and interview after interview supplemented by longer stories about what I saw at particular events and the significance of it.
but for now as I get ready to pack to go home here are the random thoughts that are running through my head.
The greatest pleasure of CPAC is seeing in person the blogger friends that I have made over the years.
To some degree the fun of CPAC died with Andrew Breitbart.
Speaking of Breitbart the Breitbart Uninvited Panels were held all day in the hotel I was at (although I didn’t realize what they were at the time. The Panel I saw was spectacular and should have been held at the main hall.
I both look forward to and dread a Breitbart 3 panel.
Nobody seems to realize how hard everyone from the hotel folk to the volunteers work to make it all happen.
Maybe it’s just me but I think the crowds simply were not as pumped as they have been in the past.
Any other year the speech by Mitch McConnell would have been more than adequate this year it was not.
The best news for the establishment GOP at CPAC was the Rand Paul straw poll win
The 2nd Best is that the MSM will concentrate on the rhymes Sarah Palin used rather that the substance of her speech.
I suspected that Palin was not running in 2016, I’m sure of it now.
The best way to fully understand the bubble the MSM lives in is to sit quietly in the media room and just listen.
It still remains impossible to see all that one should see at CPAC.
Next year, if I can afford to come I plan on packing beef jerkey & tuna
I’m still upset about that $8 plug that I lost in the media room.
Attention young ladies, if you are wearing a skirt so high that it would be a hat if it was any higher at a conference like this you’re doing it wrong unless your ambition in life is the title “Trophy Wife”
Why any person in media would go to a party full of people with smart phones and internet access and drink to excess is beyond me.
People who claim Christianity at CPAC and expect Christians to be silent about their faith are doing it wrong.
If one wants to understand how to build a movement study the Ron/Rand Paul model at CPAC
The best way to explain the need for a strong and active America in the world is the old Fram Oil filter ad from the 70′s.
In my opinion Rand Paul doesn’t have the strength to guarantee himself the GOP nomination, but he does have the strength to deny a nominee victory.
That Pam Geller and Robert Spencer were not at CPAC was a triumph for the forces of darkness.
But Allen West’s presentation was a point of light.
I sure hope next years isn’t the day after Ash Wednesday
Want to become the most popular person amoung the possible GOP field for 2016? Anounce you are not running and watch the rest come to kiss your hand.
If Marilinda Garcia was a liberal Democrat a week would not go by when she was not on a MSM show, because she is not you are asking: “Who is Marilinda Garcia”.
The Friday lenten compliant breakfast at the Allen West event was the best meal I had at CPAC, short of the can of tuna I brought.
CPAC is nice but it’s a lot of work and I miss home.
I’ve never been given a fedora at CPAC before
I don’t know what happened to Dominic Nanni but I was disappointed that he wasn’t there today
You have no idea how much I want to just crash and not pack.
It just hit me that my bag barely made the 50lb limit on the way down, that means the CPAC swag can’t come with me.
The year my wife chooses to come with me to CPAC will be the year I lose the “Hardest working blogger” title.
It’s been suggested that I do a radio show with Stacy McCain, if someone finds us a $150 a week sponsor I’ll ask him.
There are people I met at CPAC this year that affected me personally more than any other year, you know who you are and I’m proud to know you.
If you want to really get a feel of what the grass roots at CPAC feel, go to an event that a candidate has no reason to pack.
I find myself worrying about a few people who have really aged over the last year.
Carl Cameron always says the nicest things to me.
It didn’t hit me until now how weird it must have looked to people in the audience when I RAN to get into the front media area for part of the women’s round table. I’m way too old & fat to be doing that.
It speaks very well of Congressman Steve Stockman that they were so nice to me at CPAC even though I was a Dwayne Stovall man in the primaries
Paul Ryan was the only “establishment” candidate who address the “rino/elephant” in the room. I think he did a good job of it.
If a person is not able to defend social conservatism better than me, he should not be on a panel doing so
A lot of people complemented my season 12 Dr. Who scarf but only a charming young lady from Misfit Politics recognized the season 18 one as Dr. Who.
Finally if you don’t leave CPAC with more friends than when you came you’re doing it wrong.
It’s a new week and March has not started off auspiciously we are already $200 in the hole after one week.
However there is always tomorrow (which is when this post is being written and if 15 of you decide to kick in that $25 we can begin the week with the coffers full and not a care in the world.
Even better we need 61 Subscribers at $20 monthly and this entire process can become a thing of the past.