I spent last Friday and Saturday in DC at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. It was a blast. I spent quite a bit of time at the AMAC booth, did some fun radio and online spots, listened to a few fabulous speeches, introduced a screening of The Undefeated, and got to meet many wonderful grassroots activists and people who have been so supportive of my work.
So, it’s time for my “Top 5 Things Learned at CPAC.” (Come on, folks, you saw that coming.)
5. Almost every time someone approached me for a photo or asked me to sign a book or a picture, they were also screaming “Red Eye!” I’m pretty much convinced that Greg Gutfeld, Andy Levy and Bill Schulz are taking over the world and we just don’t know it yet. Consider yourselves warned.
4. The folks at Amac rock in so many ways. First off, the ladies wore some of the most incredible stars and stripes I have ever seen. They have the best patriotic sunglasses EVER. Secondly, George and Smokey exemplify what my dad calls “good, old-fashioned gentlemen.” Everyone was welcoming and pretty fantastic. Now I just have to get Dan Weber to realize that they need to do an event on the beach in Florida and have me as a guest. Just kidding, Dan! Well, kind of.
3. The conservative youth is fired up. Barack Obama, the under-30 age bracket has had enough. They are energetic, passionate, driven, and don’t like you stripping away their liberties. They are prepared to fight to preserve them. The next time someone asks me about the future of our country, I will take a minute to think of the young conservatives I met last weekend and likely reply with, “You know what? I think we’re going to be just fine.”
2. Sarah Palin has not lost her thunder. Nor has she lost her ability to touch people’s hearts and minds when she speaks, to connect with regular Americans, and to excite a crowd. She gave a killer speech. I stand by what I said when I first began paying attention to her and researching her record—this woman is capable of some pretty big things. It’s up to her what path she chooses, but it is still clear to me that she’s holding all of the keys to her success right in her own hands.
1. My readers, viewers, and supporters are absolutely awesome. What an incredible honor to have gotten to meet so many of you. Your enthusiasm and commitment inspire me more than you know. And how wonderful to be able to connect faces with so many names!
So, there you have it. Oh, just one more thing. Guess who I was most asked about at CPAC? That’s right, my Emma. I keep telling you, folks—she’s the star. I’m just the sidekick!