At The American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord explains that nothing is going to stop CPAC. He writes (abridged):
Neither cancel culture nor COVID can shut down CPAC.
The venerable Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), now a robust 47 years old, is gathering this weekend as it always does at this time of year.
Yes, the conference has moved from its home at Maryland’s COVID-shuttered National Harbor to Orlando, Florida. And yes, I am informed, all the appropriate COVID-related protocols will be observed.
There will be one other aspect of CPAC normal: The closing speech, to the exasperation of his critics, will star former President Donald J. Trump. Trump appearances, like the long-ago Reagan appearances, have become CPAC favorites.
Without doubt CPAC is what it is today because of the collective work of decades of conservatives. This year’s gathering, which both honors Rush Limbaugh and hears from former President Trump — and is held in spite of the cancel culture and COVID — could not be better.
And for sure: CPAC’s role in 2022 and 2024 will be something to watch.
Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp.
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