CPAC 2010: Rep Rob Bishop (R, UT-01).
This CPAC interview with Rep. Rob Bishop (R, UT-01) seemed relevant, given the post that I did earlier on the White House gutting 23K space-reliant jobs in a politically-unreliable Democrat’s Congressional District: Rep. Bishop is active in space issues, and in fact went into greater detail recently about why said gutting is ill-advised. The op-ed is well worth reading, if probably not making an argument | Read More »
Alternative to Obamacare
While I was at CPAC, RedState and the people of CPAC had some Congress critters and other speakers come by to give a little Q&A in the Blogger’s Lounge and made themselves available for interviews. When Congressman Steve King came by Blogger’s Row, Skye had the chance to interview him, while I played cameraman. There was a lot of commotion in the hallway during the | Read More »
Andrew Breitbart, Max Blumenthal, Tommy Christopher and Daryle Jenkins walk into a bar…
This last weekend at CPAC, as many of you have no doubt heard, there was a verbal smackdown extraordinaire put on by Andrew Breitbart. This smackdown was administered to not one, not two, but three left wing media hacks. Max Blumenthal, as Erick put it here, is a lying hack. I really have nothing to add to what Erick or Breitbart had to say on | Read More »
Winning a New Generation of Young Conservatives
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson The political paths of young adults are often guided by the environment they were raised in. The “Roaring Twenties,” with Presidents | Read More »
CPAC 2010: Three minutes with T-Paw.
Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was swinging through Bloggers’ Row there, so of course we had to chat. Nice guy; very centered. I was trying to think of some way of saying that I’m sorry that my little bit of extra monopolization of the Governor’s time was an inconvenience to a couple of staffers (I know some of those people, after all) without saying I’m | Read More »
Several other Redstate contributors have spoken about CPAC and what an experience it was all told. I shall be adding to that number with a few observations of my own. I am a veteran of conservative conferences in various parts of the world ranging from the UK to Estonia. I have to admit that I would not have imagined CPAC, which I attended first in | Read More »
A realistic assessment of Ron Paul’s CPAC straw poll victory
There has been much discussion and debate on the overall meaning of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s success at the CPAC straw poll this year. CPAC, as you know, is the “Conservative Political Action Conference,” yet there are some who seek to rebrand CPAC into a more libertarian event. Undoubtedly, this is not necessarily the type of rebranding that folks like David Keene and the Board | Read More »
Promoted by Jeff. I was one of the many credentialed bloggers for this year’s CPAC, and I want to thank the people at RedState for making it one of the best political events I have attended, especially for bloggers. We had many great people come by and speak to us and were available for interviews. With past events, bloggers were put into a corner and | Read More »
The Nation: Prominent CPAC Speakers All Sound like Joe Stack
We’ve seen the likes of Time Magazine, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and Newsweek link the Joe Stack airplane attack to the conservative movement. But in an interesting twist, a political blogger for The Nation has inexplicably linked Stack to several players at the recent CPAC convention – including Tim Pawlenty, Scott Brown, and most notably Glenn Beck. Leslie Savan wastes little time delving into despicable | Read More »
Scott Brown, Ron Paul, The CPAC Straw Poll and 2012
Let’s talk just a little about the 2012 presidential election. I’d like to make three related points: (1) Nobody should be touting Scott Brown as a 2012 presidential candidate. (2) The GOP is going to be picking from a bench that is short on candidates with the experience we need. (3) It’s a good thing that Ron Paul won the “straw poll” of 2012 candidates | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, bob mcdonnell
, Haley Barbour
, John Edwards
, John Thune
, Mike Pence
, Mitch Daniels
, Mitt Romney
, rick perry
, Ron Paul
, Sarah Palin
, scott brown
, Tim Pawlenty
Meet Marty Lamb (MA #3)
While in the Bloggers Lounge at CPAC I had the opportunity to interview Marty Lamb, running for MA #3. Marty Lamb is a residential real estate attorney running against incumbent Jim McGovern. McGovern has been in the current seat since 1997. The core belief of Lamb’s campaign is: Your government’s primary role is to preserve, protect and defend your God-given gift of freedom, not to | Read More »
On the CPAC Straw Poll and Ron Paul
I came back from my company’s technical seminar yesterday to find that Ron Paul had won the CPAC straw poll with 31% of the vote. A detailed breakdown of the results can be found here. The first thought I had was – holy cow, Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll, how far has he come? Then you begin to look at the details and | Read More »
Meet Rick Barber (R-CAND, AL-02). [Bumped.]
[UPDATE]: I’m bumping this because I’ve been told that it was Rick’s birthday yesterday. Campaign site here: he’s running for Bobby Bright’s seat. That’s the last CPAC election video that I had today: I have a full slate scheduled for tomorrow, God help me. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Patricia Sullivan (R CAND, FL-08).
I am almost done with the candidate interviews (I also spoke to a few other sitting politicians and activists) from CPAC: this is Patricia Sullivan, who is running for the privilege of removing Alan Grayson from Congress. Her website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
“Come to Jesus” at CPAC 2010
It happened this weekend at CPAC. It was the first time I’d ever attended a conservative convention and all the way up to 6:00 pm on Saturday, I thought that I had figured out what this convention would mean to me and how it would affect my outlook on the 2010 elections, the Republican Party, Libertarians and so on. I could not have been more | Read More »