After some relatively happy thoughts about the direction of things on one subject even within today’s conservative movement and Republican Party, I have to say things look pretty different at CPAC, where the openness to the future was perhaps best expressed by one of yesterday’s rockstar speakers, Sen. Marco Rubio:
“As soon as I’m done speaking, I’ll tell you what the criticism on the left is going to be,” Rubio said. “Number one, he drank too much water [yuk yuk]. Number two: that he didn’t offer any new ideas.
“And there’s the fallacy of it. We don’t need a new idea. There is an idea: the idea is called America, and it still works.”
And the crowd went nuts.