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Al Cardenas, on Assembling the CPAC All-Star Team

One more interview from CPAC, with the chairman of the ACU and effectively our host for the conference, Al Cardenas, discussing how CPAC and the conservative movement have changed in the past 40 years and how the conference decides who gets invites. He compares the speakers’ list to the Major League Baseball All-Star game — some fans always believe their favorite got robbed by the selectors.

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