Seventy-two hours and 389 speakers
later, the Conservative Political Action Conference has come and
gone, leaving declarations, blessings, questions, answers and maybe
a few hangovers in its wake.
In the course of
events, the 10,000 participants identified their foes: Democrats,
Chris Matthews, New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and anyone in the White House and not necessarily in that order.
The crowd reaffirmed their heroes
with gusto: God, Ronald Reagan, the late Andrew Breitbart,
Barry Goldwater, the Founding Fathers,
William F. Buckley Jr., Sen.
Rand Paul, and a new entry to the traditional roster: