Donald Trump is bringing one crucial component to CPAC: commercial starpower.
Trump, who has publicly raised doubts about President Obama’s birthplace, is already a controversial choice of speaker for the conservative conference, thanks to his history of not-so-conservative positions and donations to Democrats.
But the Donald has his fans — and they’re willing to pay up to be in the same room with him.
According to one source close to CPAC, ticket sales had a sharp upward spike after Trump’s speech was announced. He’s not the only crowd-generator slated to speak: sales also increased when it was announced that Sarah Palin would speak.
So to be clear this Right Wing love fest could not drum up enough ticket sales with the appearances of Jeb Bush, Eric Cantor, Kelly Ayotte, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindall. And it wasn't until they added a media whoring, birther blowhard and an ex-half term Governor from Alaska, who was recently fired from her job on Fox news, that they noticed an uptick in ticket sales?
You know I think that just about tells me EVERYTHING I need to know about the conservative party in this country.
Oh where is that meteorite from outer space when you really need it?