Despite the great variety of conservative opinions present at CPAC, George Will thinks that there is little bad blood. “My impression there was that if there’s a civil war in the Republican party it’s an awfully civil civil war,” Will said on Special Report tonight.
Everyone from McCain-style neocons to Rand Paul non-interventionists are at the event, and, Will noted, “It’s perfectly possible to go there, be happy, and be in favor of same-sex marriage.”
According to Will, it’s exactly this lack of consensus that explains “why it’s a civil place. That is, heterodoxy has broken out all over the place in the conservative movement,” yet the movement still holds together.