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The Right Way Ahead

Conservatives are back at work, as you know if you’re reading NRO or listening to Rush right now.

Tomorrow, Brent Bozell, chairman of Media Research Center and President of Conservative Victory Committee is hosting a confab of some right-wing leaders at his rural Va. home.

Greg Mueller of CRC Public Relations says of the meeting: “There will be roughly twenty leaders at the meeting all of whom have been successful fundraisers and grassroots organizers, combined with a few conservative political and media strategists.”

The meeting will address three principle issues, according to one of the attendees. What relationship does the conservative movement have with a GOP that seems to reject conservative ideology — in the last two election cycles the GOP has punted on fiscal issues and avoided cultural issues, the source says. And, (2), “we need to start raising money to fight far left wing extremism.” (3) What issues will conservatives need to be ready to battle on.

“The meeting will also discuss who might be the next generation of conservative leaders to run for president and lead the party.”

In attendence will be Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and pollster Kellyanne Conway, among others.

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