SPECIAL UPDATE FROM GPW Now how his badge identifies Bruce as The GayPatriot. That’s how I’ve been referring to him in correspondence about the blog!
I have had the absolute pleasure of sitting on Bloggers’ Row at the DAD Summit today between the lovely and talented Mary Katherine Ham from TownHall.com and the equally lovely and talented Fausta Wertz from Fausta’s Blog and Pajamas Media Editor.
There have been some “roundup” stories that I thought I would put together:
You kind of waaaaaaaait until Fred comes back to his point, very front-porch-talkin’-style. I like that kind of thing in real life, but on the stump, it feels a little disconcerting, like you’re not sure if he is gonna come back to the point and wrap it all up. It’s also a possible explanation for why Fred had to ask for applause at that recent event. His style can make you a tad unsure when you’re supposed to applaud. You know when to laugh, and he tells a good, dry joke, but he doesn’t get fired up, leave you with an impassioned thought and let you clap it out.
Jim Geraghty from National Review Online’s The Campaign Spot has a series of reports from the Summit.
And there are videos up on YouTube from all of the Presidential candidates who spoke. Thanks to the folks from Americans for Prosperity for posting these so quickly!
Biggest controversy: The Ron Paul gang are furious that his speech was ended by music (think long Oscar speech) after 11 minutes, while Rudy spoke for almost 30 minutes.
Biggest irony: Look who is having a board meeting right down the hall from 1,700 grassroots conservatives. (*snicker*)
Hey, I have a crazy idea…. the Human Rights Campaign folks should try walking down the hall, rise above their vitriolic stereotypes of Red State Americans and try for some good old fashioned outreach to ordinary Americans.
From my personal perspective, I’ve been WARMLY welcomed from many conservative fans of GayPatriot here at the Summit. One woman even said “God bless you for being here.”
I value my personal safety, so I’m keeping my distance from HRC’s end of the hallway. I’m not in the mood to get jumped by angry gays.