Lachlan Markay reports that Occupy DC will be paying a visit to CPAC this weekend:
The protesters suggested pulling fire alarms in the hotel where the conference will take place, screaming “fire” during conference activities, “glitter-bombing” participants, cutting electrical power, and barricading entrances to the hotel, according to the source, who requested anonymity. “Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email.
One media manager for a few candidates told me she was warning clients to wear the sort of shoes they’d be comfortable sprinting away from danger in. … This is a new CPAC phenomenon: Fear of violent disruption.
Naturally, Robert Stacy McCain is invigorated by the possibility.
Dan Amira speculates about the presidential politics at play:
A lot will happen over the next few days: Mitt Romney will try to regain his momentum and convince conservatives that he is one of them. Rick Santorum will try to build on his victories from earlier this week and make a case for his viability. Newt Gingrich will say some stuff, also. (Ron Paul isn’t here, but his son Rand is, and they’re pretty much the same guy.) Dozens of workshops and panel discussions will be held, such as “The Failure of Multiculturalism” featuring white nationalist Peter Brimelow and “Why Am I Living in My Parents’ Basement: How the Obama Administration’s Policies Are Detrimental to Young People.”
Regular CPAC programming also includes “Where Will We Be in 2016?” with Dinesh D’Souza, “Islamic Law in America: How the Obama Justice Department Is Selling Us Out” with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, “Does Hollywood Still Embrace American Exceptionalism?” and “Conservative Dating.” The American Conservative has a guide to the some of the more encouraging events. Sarah Palin will address the conference on Saturday afternoon.
Via The Daily Dish.