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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:04 PM

Mitt Romney to resurface at CPAC

Source: Salon

Mitt Romney to resurface at CPAC

Man who spent six years failing to get elected president to address major conservative convention

BY ALEX PAREENE

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the biggest and most important annual American conservative movement event, will feature a speech by Mr. Mitt Romney, a.k.a. “the Future of the Republican Party.” This will be Romney’s first public speaking appearance since he lost the 2012 presidential election despite leading in all unskewed polls. Maybe he will be fat and have a beard? Or maybe he will just look the same, as he has since 1971.

As Elspeth Reeve points out, Mitt Romney was said to have “little interest in helping the Republican Party rebuild and re-brand itself” as recently as last December. And speaking at CPAC is a great way of really emphasizing how uninterested Mitt Romney is in helping the Republican party re-brand itself. “I, a stiff rich twit, still represent this party,” Romney will probably say. “Sorry.”

“I look forward to saying thank you to the many friends and supporters who were instrumental in helping my campaign,” Romney said in a press release that probably offers a more accurate preview of the style and tone of his remarks. “Thank you to my friends and supporters,” he will likely say. And, “golly.”

If Romney has spent these last few months reflecting on his presumably extinguished presidential ambitions, he may have figured out that CPAC is precisely the sort of conservative institution that made his loss in November practically inevitable; in making himself the sort of candidate who wins CPAC straw polls, Romney abandoned most of what made him an appealing mainstream “blue state” Republican to begin with. But Romney is not terribly introspective or inclined to wade into intra-movement ideological battles. Plus, it’s not really CPAC’s fault. While Romney was incompetent at sounding like a true conservative, he was never reluctant to try. In other words, don’t expect a big truth-to-power “Bulworth” moment here.

While CPAC will feature Romney, they have once again barred gay Republican groups from participating in the conference, so in case you were wondering the conservative movement is not really interested in changing anything about itself, thank you. Also, Sarah Palin will speak. Yep. Sarah Palin.

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DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
Enrique Feb 2013 #1
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Feb 2013 #10
kairos12 Feb 2013 #2
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #3
Happyhippychick Feb 2013 #4
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #5
tanyev Feb 2013 #6
msanthrope Feb 2013 #7
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #8
elzenmahn Feb 2013 #9
davidpdx Feb 2013 #11
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:10 PM

1. if they're really lucky

he'll sing for them.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:21 PM

10. Oh Mittens....

We hardly knew ye.... not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:11 PM

2. He has emerged from the Romney lair high above the car elevator

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:13 PM

3. WHO????

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:19 PM

4. YOU PEOPLE better be happy to see him

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:21 PM

5. There's a winning strategy.

Invite a loser and do just as he says.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:27 PM

6. That should go well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:28 PM

7. It's like Rahm Emanuel is writing the GOP playbook. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:48 PM

8. I predict he'll get pelted with rotten tomatoes

He'll get blamed for ruining the prospects of a 'true conservative'...like Santorum or Cain

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:40 PM

9. Considering how long it took MittWitt to finally secure the nomination...

...against those Bozos, not to mention Bachmann-Palin Overdrive and Rick Perry, it's amazing that nobody seemed to see that as a danger signal.

I'm wondering what MittWitt's reception is going to be with this Clatch of Clowns. Should be fun.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

11. I was going to say he will emerge from his coffin

But then remember it is John McCain who travels in one.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:40 AM

12. At least we know they are getting plenty of fiber, their turds keeping floating to the surface.

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