The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States, held this year from March 14-16, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. One of the most prominent and at the same time popular conservative elected officials, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was not invited to speak.
Texas Governor Rick Perry will be speaking.
Failed Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney will be speaking.
Former Alaskan Governor and failed Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be speaking.
Texas United States Senator Ted Cruz will be speaking.
David Keene and Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association will be speaking.
But don't look for Governor Chris Chrisite.
According to Politico, Governor Christie infuriated some Republicans praising President Obama's adept handling of Hurricane Sandy. Then there is the Christie tongue-lashing of Speaker John Boehner when House Republicans failed to quickly approve aid to the region following the hurricane.
While Christie is pro-life and meets many of the requirements of being a "conservative," the praise of President Obama and the Boehner tongue-lashing was a bit much for their taste.
This, in spite of sky high approval ratings nationwide for Governor Chris Christie.
Is it any wonder that the popularity and approval of Republicans is so low?
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Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC; pron.: /ˈsiːpæk/ SEE-pak) is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States. In 2011, ACU took CPAC on the road with its first Regional CPAC.