The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off its three-day agenda Thursday morning in Washington, DC. The overwhelming question about the conference centers around whom conservatives will pick as their leader. The agenda features many a ghost of this campaign season: Joe the Plumber spoke Thursday; Sarah Palin's purported "media assassination" is a big theme; and Michelle Bachmann was Master of Ceremonies of the Presidential Banquet even though she called Obama "very anti-American" during the campaign.
MSNBC's Contessa Brewer put former Nixon staffer and analyst for the network Pat Buchanan on the spot to name the next conservative leader. Buchanan refused to name names, but he did make a strong pitch that conservatives have a real opportunity to turn their lemons into lemonade.
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