For What It’s Worth

Politico announces the winners and losers at CPAC:

Winners:  Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker

Losers:  Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and Donald Trump

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Good Point

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo on one of the reasons CPAC gets such out-sized media attention:

“In recent years, especially since Obama became President, CPAC’s wild press popularity and attention has been driven by what we might call a tacit conspiracy of derp between the event organizers and the people who cover it. You be outrageous; we’ll be outraged. And everyone will be happy. (After all, crap like this doesn’t happen by accident.) This has become even more the case as the contemporary Conservative Movement has become less a matter of ideology than a sort of performance art.”