Unlike last year, I was not planning on covering the CPAC convention. While I am not looking to be impressed by the speakers at this year’s convention, I am hoping they will start the process of uniting and healing after this past election loss. As former Florida Congressman, Allan West, said: “We are defined by how quickly we pull ourselves off the mat.”
In truth, for the most part, I was less than inspired by yesterday’s speeches. I’m not going to tear apart the speeches, but I suppose I have to explain why I was not impressed. While I loved the statement: “The new GOP needs to embrace freedom in both the economic and the personal sphere,” by Senator Rand Paul, I was not pleased with his statement; “The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered. I don’t think we need to name
any names, do we?” No, we don’t need to name names and we also don’t have to be petty in victory. That’s something I would expect from the current occupant of the White House.
While Marco Rubio gave his usual high standard speech, his proclamation; “Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does not make me a bigot”” may not have appeared shallow if the convention included GOProud .
As for Rick Perry, I’m sorry, I just don’t like the man. I try, really I do. I try to like brocoli too, it just isn’t happening. The best speech of the day belonged to newly appointed South Carolina Senator, Tim Scott. After watching, you will see why the media wants to ignore this speech.