Cheer up. CPAC is coming.
Its lineup contains all the usual suspects--Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan--however there's this newcomer, too:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will be a first-time speaker, raising speculation about his future presidential aspirations.
Consider it raised, for there's this, also, from the Tampa Bay Times:
Jeb Bush wouldn’t say [last] Wednesday night whether he’s likely to run for president in 2016, but at Saint Leo University he did suggest a surprising role model for the sort of president he’d strive to be: Lyndon Johnson.... [H]e hailed Johnson’s forceful, hands-on leadership that, among other things, produced a 25 percent across-the-board income tax cut.
Yet he also finds it prudent to speak at the ever-radicalizing CPAC--alongside known loons like Palin and Paul--which only underscores the GOP's biggest electoral problem: not American demographics per se, but the GOP's very own base.