Cardenas: CPAC Brings Optimistic Message From GOP

Image: Cardenas: CPAC Brings Optimistic Message From GOP

Friday, 07 Mar 2014 09:22 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Conservative Political Action Conference is bringing an optimistic message from the GOP heading into the 2014 midterm elections, the organization's chief, Al Cardenas, said Friday.

"No one in America wants to follow an angry mob," Cardenas told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "People in this country want to be inspired. They want an optimistic message. They want a clear vision for the future."

Cardenas is director of the American Conservative Union that organizes CPAC, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. The annual conservative rally on Thursday featured speeches by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

There was much for the GOP to gain by "engaging in a positive manner," Cardenas said.

For those who might have lost hope in the direction of the country, he said three days at the conference would turn that around.

"If you're here, and if you had doubts, and if you lost hope, you come to this conference for three days, and you leave energized. You leave full of solutions, with more tools for your toolbox to talk to your fellow citizens," he said.

Cardenas said CPAC did not set out to have a "rigid credo" or dally in propaganda. He said he believed in the "intellectual stimulation of different thoughts," and that holding to beliefs was the way to sway people to the GOP.

"We believe that if you have the courage of your convictions, that's how you're going to be persuasive. And, we also believe in the conversion business, rather than the rejection business," he said.

Related Stories:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Incoming House Majority Whip Scalise Names Lieutenants

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 12:41 PM

Incoming House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise revealed his slate of top team members, chosen to help him deal with a  . . .

Politico: Christie Hopes NH Trip Will Show He's Viable for 2016

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 10:05 AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his second trip this month to an early presidential state as he heads out to Ne . . .

Charlie Crist Woos Black Vote in Fla. Gov's Race

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 08:10 AM

As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support f . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved