‘Moments That Will Be Awkward’: Right-Wing Lunatics Gun for Jeb at Nutty Confab
A humorous look at CPAC.
This year, every speaker who’s considering a run for president will have to answer questions from the audience. “The horde of likely presidential contenders expected at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference,” Politico reported late last month, “will be asked to deliver speeches about specific policy issues — rather than campaign-style stemwinders — and they’ll also face audience questions.”
This is a great change. Cheers! We’ll see how difficult the questions become. The ACU says it may pre-screen questions — basically it wants to prevent each and every Q&A session from being taken over by the college libertarians that Rand Paul groups bus in to ask about chemtrails.
“If you’re running for president and appearing at CPAC, you’ll have to answer some tough questions not given to you ahead of time,” said Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the event.