Three thousand conservative activists held a convention known as CPAC and were wooed by prospective Republican presidential candidates. In the final straw poll, Rand Paul won, for the third year in a row, with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker coming in a close second.
Jeb Bush came in fifth, despite busing in supporters to drown out the boos. For all of his big money, he is doing poorly in the polls. Walker, though, seems to be surging in popularity. But CPAC showed that conservatives are tilting libertarian, not just in picking Paul. Delegates also wanted to legalize marijuana and were opposed to new military ventures.
Who would you pick? Do you think conservatives will rally around a standard bearer, and, if so, who? Will their candidate get nominated? How about elected?