Don’t Blow My Cover!

Written by Lotus on Sunday, 31 of May , 2009 at 10:56 pm

I’m going undercover this week!  I checked into the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. today and it’s a total ghost town compared to the hustle during CPAC.  This week the Omni will be the site of the lefty America’s Future NOW! conference, which is sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future.  Unlike past conferences, the 2009 conference doesn’t have any huge speakers.  In 2006 and 2007 they had Obama, this year they have David Bonier and Howard Dean. 

The conference begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 1.  Some of the panel titles are pretty funny:

The Economy: OMG!

Kick Them When They’re Down? How the Right Plans to Come Back and What Can Be Done About It [Note: the question mark is a recent addition to the title.  I wonder if this was some sort of internal debate.]

A New and Enduring Progressive Majority?

Tackling the Big Money Obstacle to a Progressive Agenda

Big Money and Stray Dogs: Taking On the Folks Who Stand in the Way

Rethinking Afghanistan

Despite boasting up to 3,000 people at past conferences, inside sources tell me that this year’s organizers are only expecting between 550-700 attendees.  Progressive grassroots activists on the march!

Check and on Twitter at @CPACnews for updates throughout the conference.  LOTUS, JOTUS and Buddha Riggs want to know — are the grassroots greener on the other side?

 UPDATE: Buddha Riggs spots Vice President of U.S. Steelworkers in the hotel bar.

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