CPAC is Boring

Commenting on Google Reader, longtime social conservative blogger Joe Carter echoes my sentiments:

The untold story is that CPAC is terribly boring. The only reason to ever go is to chat with people that you only know online. Other than that its a huge waste of time.


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  1. michael reynolds says:

    Of course it’s boring: it’s full of conservatives.


  2. Dodd says:

    That’s pretty much the reason I’m going: To meet people IRL I only know online as yet.

  3. Joe Carter says:

    Thanks for the mention, James. But I’m no longer with Family Research Council. I left there in 2008 and not work for First Things magazine.

  4. Herb says:

    Sounds like you guys should get all your online friends to agree to a better conference. Something in Vegas, maybe.

  5. James Joyner says:

    Michael: I’m guessing the liberal equivalent would be just as boring to a 45-year old wonk who’s been hearing the same stuff for decades.

    Joe: Fixed!

    Herb: Sounds like a good idea! A little more expensive than heading across town for me, but not for others.