DENVER — Conservatives hungry for post-debate analysis will find plenty of it at CPAC Colorado, the American Conservative Union’s all-day conference slated for Thursday in Denver.
Organizers added several names Tuesday to the all-star Republican lineup, including Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah and Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, as well as four of the five sons of presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
For those keeping score at home, the four Romneys scheduled to appear are Tagg, Matt, Josh and Craig. What, no Ben?
“No, he couldn’t make it, although he is so, so nice,” ACU spokeswoman Laura Rigas said.
It’s possible that Dad also will make an appearance. The Republican nominee has been invited, along with Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the party’s 2008 vice presidential candidate.
The first presidential debate is being held Wednesday at the University of Denver.
“CPAC Colorado will not only be the political event of the season, but also will be the conservative response to the first presidential debate,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “It is crucial that voters understand what is at stake with just a month until the most important election in our lifetime.”
Confirmed speakers include the following Republicans: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
There’s even an ex-Democrat: former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, who’s become a hot ticket on the Republican campaign trail after switching his support from President Obama to Mr. Romney.
The conference, held at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, is slated to conclude with a showing of the surprise hit documentary “2016: Obama’s America.” Introducing the screening will be John Sullivan, who co-wrote the film with Dinesh D’Souza.