Palin rouses the faithful at CPAC

Sarah Palin mounted the stage at CPAC on Saturday to a thundering ovation and proceeded to lay out her vision for the future of the Republican party. The Hill: The next election is 20 months away. Now is the time to furlough the consultants, and tune out the pollsters, send the focus groups home and toss the political scripts. Because if we truly know what we believe, we don't need professionals to tell us," Palin said, one of at least a dozen lines that received standing ovations and sustained cheering from the crowd.Her remarks echoed the prevailing anti-establishment sentiment of the conference, which typically attracts a large Tea Party and libertarian contingent of the Republican Party. Dozens of speakers before Palin also railed against the "consultant class" and urged attendees to take back control of the party.The conference's focus on the establishment versus grassroots reflects a wider rift in the party overall, following disappointing losses in 2012, when ...(Read Full Post)