Some Quick pre-cpac video and thoughts

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Some Quick pre-cpac video and thoughts

Thanks to the sup­port of read­ers (and the insis­tence of DaFam­ily that gall blad­der oper­a­tions tomor­row at 11 AM or no I was to go) I am able to type this at the Gay­lord National Har­bor on Tues­day evening before CPAC starts.


As nor­mal I ended up find­ing my first inter­view in an inter­est­ing place, in the van on the way from the air­port and it con­cerned another con­fer­ence (NIRSA) going on in the hotel at the same time which the young fel­low in the van and his three friends were attending.

Mean­while a lot of work going on get­ting things ready

It looked to me like there was a ton of work to do in the exhibit room and the guys there were doggedly work­ing on, this is the type of thing that a crew in a hotel, par­tic­u­larly one in a con­ven­tion cen­ter is excel­lent at. It seemed to me that there was no way these guys would fin­ish on time but they’re pros and I sus­pect when tomor­row rolls around it will look as if they had all the time in the world to do things just right. I talked to the folks doing the work and they take it all in stride but we shouldn’t since it allows us our con­fer­ence to go on.

I took par­tic­u­lar inter­est in this area

While the Milo story is get­ting all the head­lines I think the real story will be the CPAC Straw poll, I explain why here.

After all what’s to stop a well funded Nev­erTrump group to pull a Ron/​Rand Paul and bus in a bunch of peo­ple for a one day reg­is­tra­tion in order to embar­rass the president?

Any­ways for me the story is the answer to the fol­low­ing questions:

1. Do the atten­dees sup­port the pres­i­dent?
2. When did they decide to sup­port him? (day 1, after their can­di­date dropped out, after the con­ven­tion, after the elec­tion)
3. What won them over?
4. What do they need to see from him to retain their support?

In my opin­ion the answer to those ques­tion are the story here, and I’ll do my best to get them.


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Thanks to the support of readers (and the insistence of DaFamily that gall bladder operations tomorrow at 11 AM or no I was to go) I am able to type this at the Gaylord National Harbor on Tuesday evening before CPAC starts.


As normal I ended up finding my first interview in an interesting place, in the van on the way from the airport and it concerned another conference (NIRSA) going on in the hotel at the same time which the young fellow in the van and his three friends were attending.

Meanwhile a lot of work going on getting things ready

It looked to me like there was a ton of work to do in the exhibit room and the guys there were doggedly working on, this is the type of thing that a crew in a hotel, particularly one in a convention center is excellent at. It seemed to me that there was no way these guys would finish on time but they’re pros and I suspect when tomorrow rolls around it will look as if they had all the time in the world to do things just right. I talked to the folks doing the work and they take it all in stride but we shouldn’t since it allows us our conference to go on.

I took particular interest in this area

While the Milo story is getting all the headlines I think the real story will be the CPAC Straw poll, I explain why here.

After all what’s to stop a well funded NeverTrump group to pull a Ron/Rand Paul and bus in a bunch of people for a one day registration in order to embarrass the president?

Anyways for me the story is the answer to the following questions:

1. Do the attendees support the president?
2. When did they decide to support him? (day 1, after their candidate dropped out, after the convention, after the election)
3. What won them over?
4. What do they need to see from him to retain their support?

In my opinion the answer to those question are the story here, and I’ll do my best to get them.


2016 Fabulous 50 Blog AwardsCPAC is paid for but the emergency room and surgical bills for DaWife for tomorrow’s operation will start coming in soon and our insurance is not what it once was (thanks Democrats and Obamacare!) so if are so inclined and in a position to do so please consider hitting DaTipJar




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