CPAC11 finished up on Saturday with some marvelous speakers and closed the conference with freshman Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West of Florida giving a very moving, firm message about true American Patriotism, and its importance in restoring America to the greatest, free nation on Earth. Ann Coulter gave a wonderful speech that had us laughing in our seats as she pointedly proved the hypocrisy of the Liberals time and time again. Ms. Coulter also shined some sunlight on the fact that Liberals are using the gay movement to solely bash Conservatives and Christianity and that, based on their beliefs of freedom to chose how they want to live their lives, they are really a natural fit with Conservative ideology. Considering that certain major sponsors and deep-rooted conservative groups boycotted this years CPAC, Mr. Keene is to be commended for holding it all together, and making it a wonderful Conservative conference that was also very educational for our youth. Well done Sir.
CPAC11 drew an amazing record crowd of over 11,000 Conservative leaders and activists this year. As everyone expected, once again Libertarian Ron Paul won the CPAC/ Washington Times Presidential straw poll, with 30% of votes, followed by Mitt Romney at 23%, and surprise ! , former budget guru Gov. of New Mexico, (and Ron Paul-like Libertarian) Gary Johnson tied the absent Chris Christie at 6%. People came from across the nation to see of dozens of exhibitions, panel discussions, film and documentary premiers, and social events to engage other conservatives. This was truly an uplifting experience for everyone attending and the millions more watching it on TV and the Internet. I would personally like to see them get the whole thing televised live, from start to finish next year, as some can’t see it on a computer. Maybe CSpan could drop the obscure book report shows and make room for CPAC 2012. Surely someone in this country will step up and let Americans see this wonderful, informative event.
My CPAC 2011 Award Winners
Best Overall Speech: 1- Newt Gingrich 2 – Tim Pawlenty 3- Allen West
Most Patriotic speech 1- Allen West 2 – Donald Rumsfeld 3- Mitch Daniels
Most Presidential speech 1- Newt Gingrich 2- John Thune 3- Donald Trump
Funniest speech- 1- Ann Coulter 2- Ann Coulter 3- Ann Coulter
Most Dysfunctional speech- 1- Ron Paul 2- Ron Paul 3- Ron Paul
Most Inspirational Grassroots Patriots - Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann
CPAC Beauty Queen of 2011 - Margaret Hoover
Most Disrespectful Group – Ron Paul Supporters
Missing in Action – Glenn Beck, Sen Jim DeMint, Speaker Boehner, Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Gov. Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Jan Brewer, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep Darrell Issa.
Top Emcee - Steven Crowder
Exposing the Leftist Agenda Champions - Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter
Special Mention to Gov Haley Barbour for proposing the top solutions for repairing our economy.
These are my personal choices. If you disagree or have some of your own personal awards you would like to see up here, contact me via Mirac777 @ twitter, or put them in the comment section and I will add them if you like. This can include new nominees or new categories I may have missed. Thank you.