After manning the AmSpec booth for a while and taking a spin around the Exhibit Hall at CPAC, I have a few thoughts. As with last year, it’s amazing how big the “conservative” tent is. The ACLU’s here, along with Conservatives for Peace, the Heritage Foundation, nativist groups, Americans for Tax Reform, and much more. If any group has ever been considered slightly conservative or Republican, they’re here.
Best handout: Feminists are destroying the American family. Indeed.
Worst button: “Iraq” in a circle with an “x” through it. Fine. You’re against the war. But against the country? Poorly worded.
Oh, and Sen. Rick Santorum’s signing his ISI book. It appears as though he’ll be there for a while, as there is a line of well-dressed young men and women (mostly guys in dark navy suits) earnestly waiting the senator’s signature. He appears good natured about it.
Speaking of well-dressed young men and women, as soon as you board the red line on the Metro, there’s no question that CPAC is along the route. Nice, polite young people attend this conference every year, and it’s a pleasure to meet conservative college students excited to be in Washington.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online