Mitt Romney To Speak At CPAC
When Mitt Romney left the stage after his concession speech on Election Night, most people figured that would be the last time we’d see him in a political context. It turns out, though, that he’ll be speaking at next month’s Conservative Political Action Conference:
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month, according to two sources familiar with the event’s itinerary. Romney’s speech, which will be delivered at the Gaylord National hotel in Prince George’s County, Md., marks the former Massachusetts governor’s return to the political scene.
After he lost the presidential election, Romney decamped to his beachfront home in La Jolla, Calif. But friends say he has become somewhat restless, and he’s eager to contribute to the national debate. Sources say he’ll likely focus on economic and fiscal issues, and that his message will be optimistic.
“This is really an opportunity for Governor Romney to thank all his supporters and friends,” says a senior Romney aide.
Given that conservatives have been doing everything they can to distance themselves from Romney since the polls closed last November, this is at least somewhat surprising.