The 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has just finished: the gathering is a broad convocation of the Right from across the USA. A total of 88 bodies was represented, including the National Rifle Association, Catholic Families for America, and the Oath Keepers, who told that “this time we came unarmed”.
Keynote speech for CPAC was that delivered by Glenn Beck, increasingly unhinged “star” of Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse), and the supporting cast included the usual suspects: Andrew Breitbart, who, as I noted a while back, has on his payroll someone recently subject to felony arrest, guns-and-invasion enthusiast Ann Coulter, and former UN ambassador “Wiggy” Bolton.
Fortunately for anyone involved in the more pragmatic and rational part of US politics, the enthusiasm of those gathered was directed to urging former Veep “Dick” Cheney to run for the White House in 2012. This is the man who left office with an approval rating of 13%.
Barack Obama is reported to be not quaking in his boots.