World Orlando Newspaper Says Conservative Icon William F. Buckley 'Would Weep' at CPAC Line Up
Trump to Give First Big Speech Since Presidency at Conservative Conference in Florida
The former president will make his first major public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, February 28.Trump will speak on Sunday afternoon, the final day of the conference, which will run from February 25 to February 28, the conference organizer confirmed to Newsweek on Saturday.
A major Florida newspaper has offered harsh criticism of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) due to begin in Orlando today in an editorial published on Wednesday.
The Orlando Sentinel, the main newspaper for Orlando the Central Florida region, argued that traditional conservatives would be unhappy at the focus of the event, in particular citing National Review founder William F. Buckley.
Scott Walker at CPAC says ‘America is under siege’ on campuses, in culture
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is charging that the nation is “under siege” from the political left.During a speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the former two-term Republican governor emphasized, "America is under siege. We see it on our campuses. We see it in our culture, and increasingly we see it in our communications with the censorship from Big Tech, left-wing professors, liberal activists, mass media, even some of our major corporations are attempting to cancel conservative thought.
"If the political descendants of William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan and Antonin Scalia were coming to town, that would be exciting," the newspaper wrote. "But that's not what CPAC is bringing to Orlando."
The editorial highlighted CPAC's focus on elections - there will be seven sessions covering the topic.
"The panels will repeat over and over the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from, and they will further rationalize election law changes that make it harder to vote," the editorial said.
Former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies claimed without evidence that the 2020 presidential election suffered from mass voter fraud an other irregularities.
These claims are likely to feature prominently at the four-day conference in Orlando ahead of Trump's keynote address to CPAC on Sunday. It will be his first major appearance since losing the election and he is widely expected to
Trump 'Thinks He's a God,' CPAC Packed With Cult Followers, Michael Cohen Says
Organizers installed a golden statue of Trump, whose behavior Cohen described as "sociopathic," at the conservative event.The longtime fixer for Trump said the "stupid-looking pagan idol of Donald" at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend in Orlando, Florida, will offer the former president a brief respite from an onslaught of investigations. Cohen told MSNBC's Ali Velshi Saturday morning that Trump "may be crazy but he's not stupid," saying his ex-confidant realizes the pressure of pending litigation directed against him and his real estate organization.
The newspaper noted that while the conference was titled "America Uncanceled", CPAC hasbecause of previous anti-Semitic tweets.
The editorial went on to criticize the limited attention CPAC will pay to the national debt and deficit, suggesting that "the right's historic meat-and-potatoes issues" are being sidelined.
"As much as we would like to welcome to Orlando a thorough and thoughtful examination of today's issues based on conservative principles, that's not what we're getting," the newspaper said.
"Instead,, driven by Sunday's keynote speaker and today's undisputed leader of conservatism — Donald J. Trump," the editorial went on. "William F. Buckley would weep at the thought."
Buckley is considered an icon of the modern conservative movement, whose approach to politics laid the foundations for former President Ronald Reagan to win office.
Trump wins CPAC straw poll by wide margin
Former President Donald Trump won the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll with 55% of the vote in results announced Sunday.Trump got 55% of the vote in the poll in which he was included, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in second place at 21%.
Since his death in 2008, Buckley has often been invoked to criticize the behavior of some modern. Admirers cite his commitment to traditional conservative principles and his polite demeanor with ideological opponents on his long-running public affairs show Firing Line.
Josh Hawley, Under Fire for Obstruction and Capitol Riot, Fails to Win Over CPAC .
A CPAC straw poll found that only 3 percent of attendees would choose Hawley as their 2024 presidential pick.While more moderate Republicans have sought to pull the party back towards the center, Hawley is among those seeking to capitalize on anger and confusion among Trump's base to position himself for a future presidential run.