DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking

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DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I'll be Asking

Thanks to the sup­port of read­ers who were ready to shore me up when my job was gone in Decem­ber and the sud­den rever­sal of my for­tunes that took place a week later, com­bined with a for­tu­nate big at Price­line I find myself typ­ing this from the Gay­lord National Har­bor Tues­day Night before the start of CPAC after a day long drive through 7 states,

As always CPAC on the day before things begin the area seems empty, no crowds of peo­ple, noth­ing but tables on radio row and only the odd sign or ban­ner to sug­gest that for the next few days the lan­guage of con­ser­vatism will be spo­ken here.

Yet that is decep­tive, even as folks like me trickle in early and the larger groups pre­pare to join us in the next few days the crews at CPAC remain hard at work get­ting things ready late into the night, with­out fan­fare, with­out recog­ni­tion and seem­ingly with­out end or sleep, prepar­ing reg­is­tra­tions, set­ting up dis­plays, test­ing equip­ment and pro­vid­ing the secu­rity to stop those who come here with hopes of dis­rupt­ing this con­fer­ence in their tracks.

For myself the ques­tion is what’s my CPAC game plan, well funny you should ask as I recorded a video answer­ing that Question:

So by the end of CPAC I hope to know

Does the CPAC crowd give Don­ald Trump YR 1 Thumbs up or thumbs down?
What does the CPAC crowd think is the #1 Trump achieve­ment?
What does the CPAC crowd think is the #1 Trump fail­ure?
What does the CPAC crowd think GOP needs to do to win in 2018?
What does the CPAC crowd think Don­ald Trump can do, if any­thing to help them along?
and finally
Would you accept a com­pro­mise that legal­izes the Dream­ers if it builds the wall?

With an ener­gized and angry left how these GOP activist respond to these ques­tions will be an impor­tant clue on if my con­tention that the GOP will retain the house in 2018 is solid or flawed and if I do my job well so will you.


DaT­e­chGuy at CPAC 2018 The story so far

Wed Feb. 21st
DaT­e­chGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking


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Finally might I sug­gest my book Hail Mary the Per­fect Protes­tant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excel­lent Gift.

Thanks to the support of readers who were ready to shore me up when my job was gone in December and the sudden reversal of my fortunes that took place a week later, combined with a fortunate big at Priceline I find myself typing this from the Gaylord National Harbor Tuesday Night before the start of CPAC after a day long drive through 7 states,

As always CPAC on the day before things begin the area seems empty, no crowds of people, nothing but tables on radio row and only the odd sign or banner to suggest that for the next few days the language of conservatism will be spoken here.

Yet that is deceptive, even as folks like me trickle in early and the larger groups prepare to join us in the next few days the crews at CPAC remain hard at work getting things ready late into the night, without fanfare, without recognition and seemingly without end or sleep, preparing registrations, setting up displays, testing equipment and providing the security to stop those who come here with hopes of disrupting this conference in their tracks.

For myself the question is what’s my CPAC game plan, well funny you should ask as I recorded a video answering that Question:

So by the end of CPAC I hope to know

Does the CPAC crowd give Donald Trump YR 1 Thumbs up or thumbs down?
What does the CPAC crowd think is the #1 Trump achievement?
What does the CPAC crowd think is the #1 Trump failure?
What does the CPAC crowd think GOP needs to do to win in 2018?
What does the CPAC crowd think Donald Trump can do, if anything to help them along?
and finally
Would you accept a compromise that legalizes the Dreamers if it builds the wall?

With an energized and angry left how these GOP activist respond to these questions will be an important clue on if my contention that the GOP will retain the house in 2018 is solid or flawed and if I do my job well so will you.


DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The story so far

Wed Feb. 21st
DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking


If you’d like to continue to support independent journalism, help defray the $140 a month extra I’ll need for my new hosting site) and think my CPAC 2018 reporting is worthwhile please consider hitting DaTipJar here.



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Finally might I suggest my book  Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift.