Some More Presidental Hopeful Nuggets

We can glean a little something about the pack of republicans that will be vying for the presidential nomination in 12 by who will be speaking at CPAC at the end of next month:

Gov. Haley Barbour

Amb. John Bolton

Herman Cain

Gov. Mitch Daniels

Congressman Newt Gingrich

Congressman Ron Paul

Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Gov. Mitt Romney

Senator Rick Santorum

Senator John Thune


Are all confirmed speakers as of this morning. 

Gov. Palin and Congressman Pence have yet to confirm.  Palin would not speak at the conference last year due to Birch Society, as they have had issues of racism in the past.  I am not aware if Birch will be joining in on the conference this year or not, nor do I think that it matters as they are almost a non entity at this point in time anyway.  Missing CPAC would be mistake for any presidential hopeful, as this is THE conference for the conservative grassroots movement, especially with all the young people that are attending.  The young are generally the ones with more time on their hands to volunteer for the get out the vote ground work.  If you can get the younger activists to help it will go a long way to help you in winning a national election.  It will be interesting to see if Pence and/or Palin will be making an appearance.  Congressman Pence really doesn’t have much a reason to miss it as he will be in the DC area on least one of the days anyway, as congress is in session.