Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

The good folks at (subscription required) asked a number of Wisconsin conservatives to discuss the presidential buzz regarding Governor Scott Walker. If you respond the fastest, your answer gets posted first, and I start the discussion by being something of a killjoy. Here’s part of what I wrote: In politics, timing is everything. Walker’s […]

So GOProud wasn’t allowed to be a co-sponsor of CPAC this year. There may be a more mundane reason than just politics. Yes, GOProud’s relations with the ACU are strained. They weren’t allowed to sponsor the event, but it’s not an outright ban. Dave Weigel blogged today that, “GOProud, a gay Republican advocacy group, has […]

Senator Rand Paul won the CPAC presidential straw poll. The Washington Post reminds us, The first-term senator’s win was widely expected, especially given his father’s past successes in the CPAC straw poll. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) regularly attracted huge crowds of devoted supporters at CPAC and won the straw poll in 2010 and 2011. Mitt […]

By the way, I wonder how many left-wingers realize that their attempted recall of Governor Scott Walker only increased his national profile? Update: Guy Benson at Hot Air says Walker is not ruling out a run for president in 2016. I’m skeptical, of course, but how much buzz would there have been if Wisconsin had […]

Below is the text of Congressman Paul Ryan’s speech to CPAC 2012. You can see the whole speech at The “America Deserves a Choice” Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin Conservative Political Action Convention – Washington, D.C. It’s getting late, so I’ll get right to the point: We only have nine months to defeat Barack […]

Apparently the organizers of CPAC need to set a minimum age requirement for libertarians attending the conference.  I suggest 40. The ballroom for big events fills up many minutes in advance. In this instance, the people who wanted to hear Rand Paul speak at 3:45 had to arrive around 2:30, and stay there. If they […]

Jonah Goldberg, Quin Hillyer, Amy Schlaes, and Herb London at CPAC. A very interesting discussion. Print this entry

C-SPAN has the full video of Glenn Beck speaking at CPAC 2010. His chalkboard got a standing ovation. Print this entry

The issue is slowly attracting the attention of responsible people on the political right. Ryan Mauro explains the appeal of a group like the John Birch Society but stresses teaming up with the organization just provides ammo to critics. …the jokes will practically write themselves as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) takes place — […]

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) usually waits for Ann Coulter to speak before the controversy to start.  The registration has just opened for the February conference and the controversy has already started. Some are objecting to the participation of a conservative homosexual rights group, GOProud, as a co-sponsor.  From the group’s website, GOProud […]