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Conservative Political Action Conference

Goldberg: Trump became a human pseudo-event at CPAC

Goldberg: Trump became a human pseudo-event at CPAC

Two years ago, at the dawn of the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway predicted that 2017's CPAC would really be TPAC, or "Trump Pac." What was premature spin then is conventional wisdom now.

The Conservative Political Action Conference has always been what the great historian Daniel Boorstin called a "pseudo-event." It has no formal role within our politics and no binding power outside of it. It's part trade show, part infomercial, part convention for the various tribes of the right.

I was invited to speak at CPAC this year, which is a good sign given that I'm not exactly beloved by MAGA Nation these days. I passed. Still, I don't begrudge conservatives...