by Bob Barr
Over this past weekend, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held in Washington, D.C. The event is a gathering of 10,000 activists, organizers and leaders from around the nation.
Since 2004, I’ve witnessed CPAC attendees go from a neo-conservative, pro-interventionist, mindset that was closely aligned to the Republican Party, to a gathering of folks who are waking up to liberty and increasingly finding themselves politically homeless.
This year, that shift was obvious to just about everyone.
As an example, Mike Huckabee, had this to say, “CPAC has become increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years, one of the reasons I didn’t go this year.”
Huckabee’s statement is not only representative of the rise of our shared values; it’s also a telling example of how Republicans work.