Politics Dan Bongino fires up CPAC crowd: Democrats are 'playing for keeps' and conservatives need to act
Mike Pence declined an invitation to CPAC, where Trump is the headline guest and the MAGA crowd has taken over
The former vice president for the first time in years will not be attending the conference, where organizers have sided with former president Trump.The conference opens on Thursday in Orlando, Florida, and is one of the year's most important conservative political gatherings.
Conservative radio host Dan Bongino fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference and called for conservatives to take action.
"Talk is great. The do matters,” the conservative commentator and former Secret Service agent told the CPAC crowd gathered in Orlando, Florida, on Friday night.
"Talk is great, the do matters"— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) explains what conservatives need to do to win.
Bongino said that “issue fights” over policy are “great” but that the real battle was for the “very fabric of our country.”
Trump set to dominate CPAC, while would-be 2024 rivals labor for attention
ORLANDO — The race for the 2024 Republican nomination begins in the hovering shadow of former President Donald Trump as contenders vying to succeed him atop the GOP descend on the Conservative Political Action Conference to woo party activists. © Provided by Washington Examiner Defeated by President Biden in November, Trump is still a winner in the hearts of so many Republican voters; they would love to see him mount a third White House bid.
“These people are playing for keeps,” Bongino added, referring to Democrats. “They are not kidding.”
Bongino also told the crowd that they should hold their heads high, knowing they are “on the right side of everything.”
"Leave here tonight with your chest out proud...you are on the right side of everything"— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) 's closing message to the crowd.
Bongino also encouraged conservatives not to be discouraged byand promised to continue creating new platforms, such as his work with , if those platforms are shut down.
"You want to cancel us off Twitter? We'll start Parler. You want to cancel Parler? I'll start Parler 2. You want to cancel Parler 2? I'll start another platform after that,” Bongino. “You want to dump a server farm? I'll buy a server farm. You want to shut down a cloud support? I'll start a cloud company too. You want to do DDoS? What do you want, anybody? I'll do it all. Payment processors? S---, I'll start a bank with you, if you want. I will start up whatever you want."
CPAC or Trump-PAC? Conservative conference delegates stick with Donald Trump
Delegates to conservative political conference say they don't know if Trump will run again in 2024, but they would be fine with it.Roaming the convention space of a luxury hotel near Disney World, CPAC delegates wear Make America Great Again hats and display Trump pins. They pose for pictures beside a "Golden Trump," a fiberglass mold statue of the ex-president painted in gold, holding star-shaped wands and wearing a coat-and-loosened-tie, beach shorts in a U.S. flag motif and flip-flops.
Former President Donald Trump will address the CPAC audience on Sunday in a speech that many believe will set the tone for his political future.
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Donald Trump Said 'Biden' 36 Times at CPAC, While His Successor Looks Ahead .
The former president took aim at a range of adversaries in his address, while he hinted at potentially running for office again himself.Trump branded Biden's time in office so far as "disastrous," and issued scathing remarks on the new administration's positions on a variety of issues thus far.