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CPAC: VodkaPundit Is Not Worried

Posted on | February 27, 2020 | Comments Off on CPAC: VodkaPundit Is Not Worried


Look at that cheerful visage — does Stephen Green look worried? Of course not. I encountered the legendary VodkaPundit last night in the Public House, about a block from the Gaylord Hotel, where he was having a club sandwich and a cold beverage. We recalled good times at CPACs past, and I left there owing him a cold beverage. Considering that this is my 15th consecutive CPAC, it’s like a family reunion for me.


Down in the exhibition area, there was a reception Wednesday night, and I encountered this Mises vs. Marx video “rap battle.”


Got your Official Trump merchandise store.

But I wasn’t just wandering around CPAC seeing old friends, of course, I was engaged in journalism:

By the time President Trump speaks Saturday afternoon at the Gaylord Hotel National Harbor, the thousands of activists at the 48th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will have heard from dozens of Republican politicians, authors, strategists, and media personalities. As important as any of the other speakers might be, none will pack the Potomac Ballroom the way Trump will. It’s an election year, and Trump’s speech at CPAC can be considered the official launch of his 2020 campaign for reelection.
With socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont currently leading the field of Democratic presidential contenders to face Trump in November, the contrast could scarcely be clearer. Trump has repeatedly vowed — most recently in his State of the Union address — that “America will never be a socialist country.” Democrat primary voters seem intent on putting that proposition to the test, and Sanders’ promises of “Medicare for All,” free college tuition, and all the rest are as direct a challenge as any conservative could ever hope to see. Perhaps not since 1984, when Democrat Walter Mondale ran against Ronald Reagan with a promise to raise taxes, has the American electorate faced such a stark choice. . . .

Read the rest of my latest column at The American Spectator.



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