2012 hopefuls heading to Florida for conservative gathering
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak this weekend at the Club for Growth's 2011 Winter Economic Conference in Palm Beach, Florida.
March 1st, 2011
05:19 PM ET
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2012 hopefuls heading to Florida for conservative gathering

Washington (CNN) – Three Republicans seriously considering 2012 presidential bids are heading to Florida this weekend to participate in a closed-door gathering of fiscal conservatives.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour are all scheduled to speak at the Club for Growth's 2011 Winter Economic Conference in Palm Beach.

The event is closed to the media.

Nineteen members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner and South Dakota Sen. John Thune are also slated to attend.


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  1. PalmReader

    Wonder which Pawlenty will show up; the Moderate, the Conservative, or the Libertarian TeaPer? Understandable that the event is closed to the media. I imagine Rove isn't too happy with this bunch of losers . . . and will be giving a MAN-UP 101 class in hope of lighting the fire under their collective arses.

    March 1, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    I'm sorry. This acceptance by the MSM of the befuddle-speak of the republican brotherhood is truly bothersome. You will be able to count on a single hand the number of true conservatives at that conference. The rest are drama queen rightwing neo-tards. These idiots and their followers are the antithesis of "conservative". They believe in partisan-based fairytales and run thier lives according to narrow, pre-ordianed dogma, with not even a hint that they wish to use their own minds to analyse facts and learn from their many failures. True conservatives are wretching in the corner at the thought of these mindless idiots being referred to as conservative in today's malignant political climate.

    March 1, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. B

    Blind leading the blind...

    March 1, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  4. willie floyd

    One good point-at least they're talking to each other and we aren't having to listen to their garbage they're always spewing!!

    March 1, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    If it can't be done int he sunshine, it probably isn't worth doing. My guess is this is just a fundraising astroturfing strategy circle jerk with the Constitution on the floor in the middle.

    March 1, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. w l jones

    While the conservative checking Florida out ,check the history books out and see Missippi border an African country right here in these good old USA. Bless.

    March 1, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  7. Jeff - Sarasota, Florida

    What I want to know is how these elected politicians (Boehner, Thune) can justify being in Florida when they are supposed to be figuring out how to create jobs and balance the budget and stuff... It amazes me that these people get elected and spend more time away doing some kind of campaigning for someone or something or theirselves instead of doing what they were elected to do... Let me tell my boss I am taking off at will to attend comventions and I will get around to what he is paying me to do when I get time, and I would be out the door...

    I just can't believe how much we let these people get away with... Is no wonder we are in such sad shape as a nation...

    March 1, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  8. Chris

    I'm sure Barbour is used to these type "gatherings", being from Mississippi and all.

    March 1, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  9. Tanja

    Cross your fingers for an unexpected hurricane...maybe they will all be washed out to sea.

    March 1, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |