CPAC Snubs Are Bad Policy

Gov. Christie & Gay Conservatives Should Be Allowed to Plead Their Cases at Annual Conservative Conference


By Matt Ronney, Save Jersey

Back in 2004, Save Jerseyans, your Blogger-in-Chief was an undergraduate at Washington, D.C.’s Catholic University of America when a couple other friends and I interned at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

It was an amazing experience for a wide-eyed young conservative nerd to interact with so many distinguished politicians, media personalities and career activists in one place.

It was also a very different time in the Republican Party, and I discovered a healthy level of intellectual diversity on display from the right-of-center CPAC attendees. Libertarians, neocons, paleocons, fiscal conservatives and social conservatives from across the country mixed, drank, shared  cabs, and downed hot dogs while discussing equally hot races in long book signing queques.

The common thread among the CPAC patrons? A healthy disdain for large, active, expensive and intrusive federal governance.

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Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “CPAC Snubs Are Bad Policy”

  1. brian said at 2:07 pm on February 27th, 2013:

    Using Christie and Conservative in the same sentence is an oxymoron—–except to You-tube’s Fanboys

  2. Bob English said at 4:56 pm on February 27th, 2013:

    Not being invited because he criticized the Speaker and other House Republicans for not holding a vote on Hurricane Sandy Relief?? (according to Politico.) If that is the standard for an invite, the Gov is better off not going. There is not much benefit anyway to the Gov being seen with a group that includes Palin, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Newt, Wayne LaPierre, Allen West, Rick Santorum etc………….

  3. Sounds like said at 7:23 am on February 28th, 2013:

    great company to be in, to me: will watch the speeches at CPAC,and pray that these people can change some hearts and minds to finally wake up and save the country! Unfortunate the Gov. won’t be one of them.