Conservatives met in Ames this weekend at the Family Leader Summit 2013, making the case for detractors of Iowa’s first in the nation caucuses with their extreme views and media circus.
While views expressed at the event are in the minority among Iowans, who gave Barack Obama their seven electoral votes in 2012, Iowa conservatives garner broad bandwidth in the news media. President Obama and the congress are on vacation, so it was a slow news day.
Family Leader spokesperson Bob Vander Plaats indicated a number of news media outlets were credentialed. Iowa City’s Adam B. Sullivan posted,
C-SPAN has partial coverage archived, including speeches by Rick Santorum and Donald Trump, the latter appearing to be the media darling of the event.
The event hit some of the current conservative memes, including the tug of war over who is the most conservative freak to occupy airspace about the 2016 Republican presidential nomination,
Speakers touched on immigration,
… abolishing the IRS,
… a call to break the law, … and more votes to repeal Obamacare, There were also bits of advice rendered,
…and, There was analysis, … and,
Seems like a bunch of crazy talk to me, but what would a progressive blogger know? Oh, that’s right, I’ve read Sun Tzu, “pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” There’s more on twitter at the hashtag #FLS2013 if readers can stomach it.
~ Written for Blog for Iowa