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Is decision for Rubio to skip CPAC this year a good one?

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 01:02 PM
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Marco Rubios campaign has let the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) that they will not be attending. I would think this is a kick in the face to the establishment that want to get behind him after we just lost Jeb. This is one of if not the biggest conservative gathering in the country and especially during a campaign year. He was there last year with Jeb Bush.

www.breitbart.com...


The group has consistently gathered in or around Washington, D.C., every year for decades—and the road to the White House for any Republican presidential candidate goes through CPAC. More than 11,000 people attended CPAC in 2015, according to ACU and CPAC communications director Ian Walters, but even more are expected to attend in 2016. Rubio’s decision to let down more than 10,000 of the party’s hardest core conservative activists at a time when he needs them most isn’t likely to play well, but again the bigger thing is CPAC’s focus on its roots of electing Reagan to the White House this year—and Rubio’s decision to abandon Reagan’s legacy in practice, while in campaign speeches attempt to capture that same legacy that he’s snubbing.

The theme of CPAC this year is based upon President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 CPAC address: “Our Time Is Now.”

“Our time is now. Our moment has arrived,” President Reagan told the conservative gathering in 1981. “We stand together shoulder to shoulder in the thickest of the fight.”


At this point this the base he needs and with Cruz AND trump both addressing it would make sense to want to be there. It is almost like an intentional shot in the foot for his campaign...or is it the first sign that he is soon to be gone?




posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 01:07 PM
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maybe CPAC has been reduced down to nothing but paranoid nuts on the right, who see liberals/democrats as the ones to blame for every conceivable thing that goes wrong in the country and the world.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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Maybe he feels only anti-establishment candidates can win, so he needs to sell himself as that.



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