Romney Remaindered

Romney Remaindered

CPAC is under way, the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual carnival of costume-wearing Tea Party loons, gun-waving paranoids, anarchists libertarians, and bombastic demagogues conservative intellectuals. Last year, when Willard Mitt Romney was running for president, he told CPAC that he was “severely conservative.” This year CPAC is telling Mr. Romney that he’s a severe loser. He will be delivering his first public speech since the election, but CPAC scheduled him at a marginal Friday session. Even Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are getting better slots.

But which is more irrelevant, Mitt Romney or CPAC?


“Fox News Ignores Mitt Romney’s CPAC Speech,” Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post

“Romney Apologizes for Defeat at CPAC, Says He’ll ‘Be Your Coworker,’” Howard Kurtz, Daily Beast

“Romney to GOP: ‘I’m sorry,’” Alex Seitz-Wald, Salon

“Transcript: Mitt Romney’s Speech at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference,” ABC News

“Why Mitt Romney Lost: Views From CPAC,”  Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic

“Mitt Romney’s Last Hurrah,” Alex Koppelman, New Yorker


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Image (free book table at Capitol Hill Books) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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