Mrs. Common Sense and I had the opportunity to attend CPAC 2012 and the dinner that evening. I must tell you that for all real conservatives I think it is an experience that you should treat yourself to this lifetime. Though I live in the shadow of
I rarely enter the city and yesterday I was reminded of why. If I go again, I’ll be getting a room as I refuse to deal with that traffic and the maze that is Washington, DC . Washington, DC
If you are a conservative and if you are keeping a bucket list, put CPAC on that list. It’s not everyday that most of us can casually walk up to Grover Norquist and ask him about the state of the
Union. I’m not much of a fan nor do I get worked up about meeting the famous and infamous but it is interesting to meet those people face-to-face in a friendly and festive environment. Cocktails with Ken Blackwell anyone?
The first thing that grabbed my attention was the sheer number of young people in the crowd. A very good sign in my opinion. They were volunteers, young folks working the various booths, and still others there on student day-passes. There very few Paulbots in attendance rather there seemed to be a huge number of people sporting “Santorum” stickers (as were Mrs. Common Sense and I).
The second thing is that there was too much to do. We missed Senator Marco Rubio’s speech but did catch Speaker Boehner’s and Texas Governor Rick Perry’s:
When I looked at the Republican Presidential field 2012 BP (Before Perry) I was disappointed and most of you know that I was pushing for the Governor to enter the race. When he did I was happy and supportive. I think that the best guy we had for 2012 left the race.
However since my recent campaign contribution didn't result in a Rick Santorum sweater vest in the mail, I did secure one at CPAC (eat your heart out Hardnox):