Friday, September 18, 2009

Liveblogging the Values Voters Summit

Right now I am in Washington D.C. getting ready to liveblog the FRC Action's Values Voters Summit. This is a national gathering for social conservatives where they are addressed by a wide variety of conservative leaders about the major issues of the day. In 2007 Mike Huckabee's speech at this event following the Ame's Straw Poll helped kick his campaign into high gear. While it too early for presidential campaigns to be kicking into high gear, it will be interesting to see what the potential candidates and their supporters do, as well as which issues are brought up at this conference.

The schedule for this morning is:

7:15—8:30 a.m. American Values Breakfast or breakfast on your own
8:45—8:55 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (National Anthem, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance)
8:55—9:00 a.m. Welcome: Tony Perkins
9:00—9:20 a.m. Rep. Mike Pence (confirmed), introduced by Tony Perkins
9:25—9:45 a.m. Gov. Mike Huckabee (confirmed)
9:50—10:45 a.m. Congressional Health Care Townhall with Q&A: Rep. Tom Price (confirmed), Rep. Michele Bachmann (confirmed), Rep. Chris Smith (confirmed), Tom McClusky (moderator)
10:50—11:10 a.m. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (confirmed)
11:15—11:35 a.m. Rep. Eric Cantor (confirmed)
11:40—12:00 p.m. Miss California Carrie Prejean (confirmed), introduced by Maggie Gallagher

The following people will be listed on the straw poll ballot:

Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Pence, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum.

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