Vice President Mike Pence rallies for Republicans in Oakland County, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the Oakland County Airport in Waterford, Mich. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
CPAC has long been an event that brings conservatives from all over the country together to see their favorite personalities and spend some time surrounded by like-minded Americans who share an excitement about their country.
There is no greater display of American pride and voter enthusiasm at any CPAC event than when – in a Republican administration – a member of the executive branch shows up to greet the people, meet the people, and speak to the people. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence spoke to a packed house in National Harbor. Security was tight (if not a bit chaotic) but the energy was high. CPAC attendees were buzzing.