Friday, February 10, 2012

WMR: CPAC News, February 9-10, 2012

One name that is not on the lips of attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference in Washington, DC is that of Mitt Romney.

While the Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul supporters are here in force, the Romney people are keeping a very low key. Romney, along with Santorum and Gingrich, are scheduled to speak on February 10.

Senator Rand Paul is speaking later on February 9 on behalf of his father who passed up attending CPAC to remain on the campaign trail.

Attendees from Texas appear to be uniformly pro-Santorum. However, there is a general feeling among CPAC die-hards that Santorum and Gingrich will split the Texas vote.

One neocon celebrity who drew very few fans for his book signing was former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld was hawking his book, Known and Unknown: A Memoir.

During former Texas Governor Rick Perry's speech. Rumsfeld was surrounded by a phalanx of security guards who were clearly worried that someone might try to disrupt the book signing.

Noted war criminal, Donald Rumsfeld, at his book signing at CPAC

Cain, the GOP math expert, flubs his addition

Former GOP presidential candidate and self-proclaimed math expert ("9-9-9") Herman Cain, speaking before CPAC on February 9, appears to have had an addition problem.

Cain began his speech by citing British King George III's arrogance toward the colonies, which prompted the first stirrings of the American revolution in 1773. Cain then said, "two years later, in 1782," America won its war for independence. Cain continued his speech by calling liberals "stupid."

Cain also prided himself for having never used a TelePrompter. Perhaps he should reconsider.

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