The Strengthening Coalition at CPAC
There has been a lot said about the attendance and address by John McCain at CPAC this week.
Most everyone agrees that McCain is going to have to make major considerations towards the GOP's conservative base and detail key issue components in his platform; as in Judicial Selection Ideology, Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Free Political Speech, and Immigration.
McCain's decision to show up at the event this year and address the gathering may eventually turn out to be a very good, even crucial, one for his presidential hopes.
However, history may ultimately reveal that the most important words spoken at CPAC were those exchanged between Mitt Romney and a large contingent from the political right, as reported by The Washington Times.
The group of about 50 conservative leaders organized a make-shift meeting of minds following the address to the conference, in which he surprised many in attendance by suspending his presidential campaign. The meeting's objective was to request that Romney continue standing with them and that he would agree to be the voice of the conservative movement's future.
Since halting his run, it's been interesting to speculate on just what kind of role Mitt Romney will take on for the next several years. From the behind-the-scenes events at CPAC, it's clear that the conservative movement would like him to fill his time maintaining his strong advocacy for the conservative cause.