Some impressions from the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend . . .
I always questioned why people would want a one term congressman to be catapulted into the vice presidential slot, until I heard Allen West speak for myself. West has the hardshell Baptist preacher style down pat. He rocks the house with his moves from soft spoken to fiery delivery.
Rick Santorum started off nervously, but picked up pace and delivered quite a good speech. He needed to. It was the most important of his life.
CPAC Chairman Al Cardenas sounds a lot like Dos Equis's "Most Interesting Man in the World."
I heard several people speak whom I thought would make finer presidents than the people running currently.
That includes European Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom, Daniel Hannan, who spoke with passionate intensity about his love and admiration for America. You never hear that genuine affection from our own president.
Rick Santorum accused CPAC of rigging the straw poll vote, which produced a slight Romney win.
Murphy's has incredibly good Irish food and a decent selection of beer. It alone is a great reason to keep CPAC at the Marriott Wardman Park