And it assembles en masse a certain kind of unicorn character who is good to write about — the “normal person” (as opposed to professional political operative) who is also highly attuned to politics and willing to express opinions about it to a perfect stranger.
That these are unicorns in particular is doubly appealing.
In 2007, for example, Ann Coulter called John Edwards a “faggot” at CPAC, which progressive outlets roundly reported and denounced.The following year, her annual outrage was saying “the best thing that had ever happened to the campaign of ‘B.And by the late 1990s, the parties were thoroughly sorted along ideological grounds.Moderates existed in both parties, but all the conservatives were Republicans, and there was no real doubt that the Republican Party was the political vehicle of the conservative movement and vice versa.Follow @Kellyanne Polls Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./Woman Trend a privately-held, woman-owned corporation founded in 1995.
The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC and maintains an office in New York City. The conference has already made headlines for the invitation and subsequent disinvitation of troll and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos when it was revealed that he’s added the occasional pro-pedophilia remark to his usual arsenal of misogyny, racism, and transphobia.But while speaker invitation controversies are part and parcel of any good CPAC, the annual conference is much more than the Milo story.For starters, it was held for years inside the District of Columbia and even today has moved to an easily accessible suburb.That means it’s cheap to cover, which is always a plus.Throughout her two decades in market research, Kellyanne has provided primary research and advice for clients in 48 of the 50 states and has directed hundreds of demographic and attitudinal survey projects for statewide and congressional political races, trade associations, and Fortune 100 companies.