CPAC 2014 opened yesterday with speakers like Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and even Donald Trump. The Conservative Political Action Conference is being held this weekend at National Harbor, Maryland and ends on Saturday with its famous straw poll for presidential contenders for 2016. Ted Cruz was the first major speaker who fired up the audience with plenty of red meat and raw principles. Chris Christie spoke later and did receive a standing ovation at the end of his speech, but got nowhere the same enthusiastic response as Cruz did. Bobby Jindal had, perhaps, the best line of the day, apologizing to Jimmy Carter as now Barack Obama is the new, worst president in United States history. The line was so good, even Donald Trump repeated it.
Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Oliver North are among the speakers for Friday. On Saturday, Grover Norquist, Newt Gingrich, Dr. Ben Carson, Ann Coulter will speak, followed by Sarah Palin who will deliver the final, keynote address at the end. I can hardly wait to watch Sarah tell Obama and Democrats, ″I told you so!″
While the Liberal Media makes much about the Chris Christie speech, which was basically a pitch for forgetting about principles and just win some darn elections, Paul Ryan delivered probably the most even speech. He described the GOP as a big family that engages in healthy debate. Trump, as usual, blasted Obama for mishandling our foreign policy, especially with regards to Iraq, China and Russia. Rubio skillfully avoided immigration as a topic.
Naturally, CSPAN is carrying much of CPAC 2014 live on television, as well as with live streaming video on the Internet. If you miss any of your favorite CPAC 2014 speakers, there will be plenty of sources for video through CPAC.org, either at their website or at You-Tube. We′ll see if any other potential candidates apologizes to Jimmy Carter now that Barack Obama is the worst president in U.S. history.