Saturday, February 28, 2009

What The Audience Doesn't Do

The annual CPAC meeting was this week. Ron Paul did well in the informal straw poll, and even better in attracting people to his speech.

... what's striking is what the audience doesn't do. It doesn't boo when Paul attacks the war in Iraq and "policing the world". It doesn't move as Paul burrows into the theory of Austrian economics. The audience is steadfast, glued to the seats.

What's changed in two years? It's not only that Republicans have lost an election – it's that Republicans do not yet understand why they lost.