The Top Issue at CPAC
… and the margin by which it surpassed other issues surprised me. From ABC’s The Note:
CPAC’s straw poll got underway on Thursday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and was conducted through Friday afternoon.
As conference attendees would walk into the hotel’s main ballroom, they were invited to fill out a questionnaire.
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The conservative activists participating in CPAC’s straw poll are primarily concerned with limiting the scope of government. Seventy-four percent of straw poll participants said they are most concerned about limiting the size of government, 15 percent said they are primarily concerned with promoting traditional values and 10 percent said they are primarily concerned with security regardless of the cost.
I’d have thought social issues/”traditional values” would have gotten top billing.
As for the winner of the CPAC presidential straw poll, frankly, I wish he were president now. It’s a good guess that Mitt Romney would not be contemplating, for example, the nationalization of our banks or the dismantling of contract law and the slide in real estate values that will certainly follow – just the opposite of the effect sought – because banks will both constrict lending and charge more to lend. Ah, the road to hell …
Check out Fox News for extensive coverage of CPAC, which wraps up today.