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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:00 PM

Romney To Return To Political Scene For CPAC Speech

by S.V. Dáte
February 20, 2013 3:52 PM

Mitt Romney will make his return to the political world at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference, the host American Conservative Union announced Wednesday.

"The thousands gathered at CPAC this year are eager to hear from the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate at his first public appearance since the elections," ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said in a statement. "We look forward to hearing Governor Romney's comments on the current state of affairs in America and the world, and his perspective on the future of the conservative movement."

The conference, being held March 14-16 outside the nation's capital, will also feature a string of high-profile potential 2016 presidential contenders, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; and Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan ...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/02/20/172516107/romney-to-return-to-political-scene-for-cpac-speech

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struggle4progress Feb 2013 OP
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
blue neen Feb 2013 #3
hauckeye Feb 2013 #4
Mz Pip Feb 2013 #5
rurallib Feb 2013 #6
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #7
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #8

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:01 PM

1. GOProud, Log Cabin Republicans Won't Participate In CPAC This Year


Sam Stein
Amanda Terkel
Posted: 02/20/2013 6:02 pm EST
Updated: 02/20/2013 6:22 pm EST

WASHINGTON -- Though the Republican Party's stance on same-sex marriage faced criticism from within its own ranks following the 2012 election, this year's session of the top conservative gabfest will not include the two leading conservative gay rights groups.

GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans will not be participating in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, top executives from both groups confirmed on Wednesday.

"We were kicked out last year and nothing has changed and we wont be at CPAC," GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia said in an interview. "The last communication I've had from them is that we were kicked out. Nothing has changed."

"At the present time, we have no plans to participate in CPAC this year," Log Cabin Republicans spokesman West Honeycutt told The Huffington Post ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/goproud-cpac-2013-log-cabin-republicans_n_2728104.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:15 PM

2. Damn, no reason to miss that line-up

Loser Willard to tell all of them how to follow in his footsteps

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:24 PM

3. That would be a good night to take a nap.

It sounds like a real snooze-fest!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:38 PM

4. Oh joy

I was hoping never to hear from him or see his face again.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:02 PM

5. Kind of like a second rate band

They are re uniting for one last show before they disappear into obscurity. (She said hopefully.)

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:04 PM

6. bet he gets booed right off the stage.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:10 PM

7. probably not. CPAC draws lots of wackadoodles, so there will probably be folk dressing

up in monkey suits with nose bones to make some sort of racist point, and plenty of other stuff like that to suck up everybody's energy

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:07 AM

8. Well,

I'll give the organizers credit for at least not turning their backs on Willard even though he lost. What's even more surprising to me is that they haven't invited Rush Limbaugh, even though he is the top-rated radio host in the country. I think Dana Loesch has her own show, and they invited her to speak last year, yet Rush was left out. If they're trying to keep him behind the scenes, it isn't working because plenty of us already know who he is.

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