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February 27, 2013


Why Christie Wasn't Invited to CPAC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was not invited to speak at the annual CPAC conference this year because he broke with conservatives on key issues over the past year, National Journal reports.

Said organizer Al Cardenas: "CPAC is like the all-star game for professional athletes; you get invited when you have had an outstanding year. Hopefully he will have another all-star year in the future, at which time we will be happy to extend an invitation. This is a conservative conference, not a Republican Party event."

Nate Silver points out that conservatives "had been underrating how moderate Mr. Christie was -- perhaps because they were so desperate at that time to find alternatives to Mr. Romney and their other candidates. Now that he's been 'outed' as a moderate, it may be hard to close the closet door."

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