The Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC, is a 3-day event that brings conservatives from all across America together in Washington D.C. to discuss and strategize what they believe should be the future course of the Republican Party. Read more about it below, see photos, and watch a CPAC video.
Restoring conservative principles back into American politics is the goal of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicks off today in D.C. It seems to do that however, we need a plan to bypass the ultra-liberal media, now openly in Obama’s pocket, and somehow directly get to the American people. Workshops on this very thing will be held throught the 3-day event.
Among the many speakers this year are former Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, Ambassador John Bolton, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and newly elected Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. The conference will close with Rush Limbaugh speaking. Rush will also be presented ‘The Defender of the Constitution’ award.
Lisa De Pasquale, who is CPAC’s director at the American Conservative Union, notes this year’s theme is ‘Timeless Principles. New Challenges.’ She says:
“The goal for CPAC is to get back to our roots, get back to conservatism, and basically show candidates and people on the state and local level that in order to strive for victory, you have to stick to conservative principles,” she contends. “And we’ll be doing that by showing a variety of different stand-alone speakers and panelists.”
Some are calling CPAC the ‘Conservative’s Spring Break’ because more than half of the 8,000 conference attendees are under the age of 22. Many are college students and are hoping to be energized by their favorite conservative voices, such Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin, who will all be making appearances at CPAC. Ton Paul will be there. Even Joe the Plumber will be at CPAC this year.
And although most CPAC 2009 goers will spend their time listening to speakers, some of the more exciting action can be found in the CPAC’s ‘Exhibit Hall’, where activists and vendors shill their views and goods. There you can find anything from haters-of-biased-journalists-who-get-thrills-up-their-legs when The One speaks, to lovers of all-things-guns, to college young Republicans, to Sarah Palin support groups, and Trig Palin Fan Clubs.
You can go here if you’d like to watch the Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC 2009 live this weekend.