CPAC again granted me press credentials to cover its Conservative Political Action Conference. The first time was in 1999. In the intervening years, I have witnessed CPAC’s phenomenal growth to become a blockbuster event wielding tremendous political clout.
CPAC has become a must for any conservative or libertarian with presidential ambitions. Grassroots activists and college students can mingle and network with politicians, and conservative or libertarian leaders in a wide variety of socio-economic, political, and cultural endeavors. The media is in full force: television, radio, print, bloggers.
Each year, the agenda, theme, and players vary. Each conference has its own personality and flavor. Presidential election years are particularly boisterous.
This year, CPAC has expanded into a four-day conference, with the first day, this Wednesday, being devoted to workshops – a comprehensive activism bootcamp. The remainder of the schedule is devoted to speeches, panels, debates, book signings, and the like.
The current schedule addresses a wide variety of issues, ranging from the American Dream millennial-style to Common Core, Obamacare to property rights, national defense to digital currency, cyber security to voter fraud, tax reform to fracking.
With thousands of participants and attendees, there is something for everyone.
I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, please email me your questions, suggestions, or comments at brotherwatch AT yahoo DOT com.