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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, March 6, 2014.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, March 6, 2014.
(MIKE THEILER/REUTERS)

PATRICK MARTIN

From the starched to the strange, a smorgasbord of U.S. conservatism

American conservatives unite! That’s the rallying cry of the 50-year-old American Conservative Union that is holding its big Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside Washington this weekend.

And it’s an impressive gathering: Every potential candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination for president is here.