Palin to headline RightOnline conference in Las Vegas
June 15th, 2012
05:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin to headline RightOnline conference in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – What happens in Vegas will not stay there this weekend as legions of Internet-savvy conservatives, including Sarah Palin, plot and share strategies for better competing with liberals in the digital sphere.

The former Alaska governor is just one of many to attend the fifth annual RightOnline conference in Las Vegas. The gathering will feature brand-name conservative figures rallying the masses and Internet activists hoping to maximize their political efforts on social media like Twitter and Facebook. Some attendees will learn how to use Twitter and Facebook for the first time.

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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • RightOnline • Sarah Palin • Social Media
Cain warmly embraced at conservative forum despite low poll numbers
June 18th, 2011
08:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Cain warmly embraced at conservative forum despite low poll numbers

Minneapolis (CNN) - If applause, enthusiasm and sustained ovations are any indication, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is a strong favorite of committed conservatives - boding well for his campaign despite a low, but rising, standing in several polls.

Those gathered at the final session on the final day of the RightOnline conference on Saturday evening in Minnesota warmly welcomed the former Godfather's Pizza CEO, then repeatedly interrupted his speech with adoring applause.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • RightOnline
Pawlenty takes another jab at Romney
June 18th, 2011
06:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty takes another jab at Romney

Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) - In front of a friendly group of conservatives, Tim Pawlenty once again did what he declined to do while standing next to Mitt Romney in Monday’s GOP debate: go on the attack against his presidential rival.

At the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, the former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate re-stated a fresh line he’s recently used: that the former Massachusetts governor is a “co-conspirator” in the nation’s health care law that conservatives love to hate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • RightOnline • Tim Pawlenty
Bachmann excites RightOnline crowd, involved in glitter incident
June 18th, 2011
04:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Bachmann excites RightOnline crowd, involved in glitter incident

Minneapolis (CNN) – After emerging to Katy Perry's hit song "Firework," Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann received a rock star reception from Internet-savvy conservatives attending the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis on Saturday.

She also appears in a new video that claims she was doused with glitter just after her speech.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • RightOnline
Left clicks vs. right clicks: 2012 politics drive competing cyber group conferences
June 17th, 2011
01:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Left clicks vs. right clicks: 2012 politics drive competing cyber group conferences

Minneapolis (CNN) - Perhaps the 2012 presidential and congressional races will come down to right clicks versus left clicks.

Such computer jargon that typically refers to two sides of a computer mouse might also become a political metaphor as Internet and social networking savvy groups - aligned with the left and the right - converge on Minneapolis for competing weekend conferences.
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Filed under: 2012 • Netroots Nation • RightOnline