Today begins CPAC 2007. CPAC is the annual 3 day Conservative Political Action Conference. Every known Republican presidential candidate for ’08 will address the crowd of approximiately 5,000 conservative activists…except John McCain, who has trouble gaining traction with conservatives, so apparently didn’t see the event as a priority. He did however, take time to go on the Dave Lettermen Show and announce his candidacy, and while he hasn’t gained much traction with conservatives, he’s picked up another endorsement from a pro-abortion Republican in Washington State.
Along with the rest of the Republican presidential candidates, the CPAC agenda is a Who’s Who list of conservative leaders. Would love to be live-blogging it, but must do so vicariously.
Blogger’s Row can help us feel like we’re there:
Bryan Preston describes what it’s like to be with Michelle in the “nexus of all things conservative”.
Human Events reports who’s campaigns are working the hardest to work the crowd.
The main themes I’m reading through out all:
McCain dissing conservatives. What else is new?
Mitt’s kidz are out in full force to help their man win the straw poll.
The dolphin in the room (symbolizing Mitt) just won’t go away.
Brownback staffers/volunteers are also out in full force.
Politicians are “paying homage” to Blogger’s Row. They know they need to.
CPAC is the place to be for movement conservatives. McCain would be out of place. So would the WSRP. So would the RNC.
Everybody wants to talk to Michelle Malkin, especially the men.
Tommorow’s schedule has a line-up of GOP hopefuls. We’ll see what happens then.