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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, February 18, 2010


There are three stories that caught me leading up to CPAC. 1) The blind worship of keynote speaker and Fla Sen primary candidate Marco Rubio.

2) The hysterical efforts to make CPAC "fun" for 20 somethings. An XBox room with hip hop so the $20 "kids" "a place to hang while the older crowd attends the high-priced nightly dinners." Supposedly, "somebody of Joe-the-Plumber stature (will come) in three times a day to come in and rally the kids."

Not a surprise that FoxNews is live hosting one of its shows from the room.

3) The multiple efforts by multiple individuals and groups to claim authorship for a new conservative manifesto. You've got Gingrich pushing his "New contract with America," Dick Army and Viguerre pushing their "Mount Vernon statement,"and the Tea Partiers with their "Contract from America."

(Just as an aside, who was the last Democrat to write a manifesto and try to claim a direction for the party?)


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