Mitt and Paul? ACU Puts ’em Last

Reporters take note.

The American Conservative Union today opened registration for media to cover CPAC Colorado on Oct. 4 at the Crown Plaza Denver International Airport. What and who to expect? Says a release: Blockbuster speeches. Policy discussions. Networking opportunities “all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values.”

CPAC Colorado’s invited speakers includeGlenn Beck, Herman Cain, Ann Coulter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, FNC’s Sean Hannity, Conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5), Michael Medved, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1), and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

As you’ll note above… they somehow put those two really unimportant guys, Romney and Ryan, toward the bottom of their list. We get that it’s alphabetical order, but maybe in this case they’d make an exception?

Sponsor organizations include Focus on the Family affiliate CitizenLink, Common Sense Policy Roundtable, and The Heritage Foundation.

Find out about blogger and media credentialing…

CPAC Colorado is open to the press and the ACU welcomes members of the media and blogosphere to cover the conference’s full agenda of speeches, panels and special events.  All media who plan to cover the event must apply for credentials. Applications are available online by visiting

The deadline for advance media registration is 5:00 pm MDT on Friday, September 28.  Confirmations of admittance will be made via email. Onsite media registration will be available, contingent on availability.  Advanced registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee accessibility to the conference.

  • Freelance Writers: Freelance writers must submit a letter of assignment or letter of intent from the media outlet being represented. Letters can be e-mailed from the assignment editor to
  • Bloggers: All bloggers wishing to receive credentials to cover the event must supply their site’s URL and a bylined article from within the last six months. Please send an applicable link to