Mitt Romney To Give Speech At CPAC
Mitt Romney will give his first post-election next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Romney, who has stayed out of the political spotlight since losing the 2012 election to President Obama, will use the speech to thank his many campaign supporters.
Romney said in a statement:
“I look forward to saying thank you to the many friends and supporters who were instrumental in helping my campaign.”
American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas added:
“We look forward to hearing Governor Romney’s comments on the current state of affairs in America and the world, and his perspective on the future of the conservative movement.”
USA Today reports that Romney spoke at CPAC last year when he was running against Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich during the primaries. During last year’s speech, Romney said that he was a “severely conservative Republican governor.”
The comment became an instant talking point among Democrats and Republicans and would end up haunting Romney as he tried to shed his ultra conservative image after he won the GOP nomination.
Romney made another memorable speech at CPAC in 2008. Romney, who was in the middle of his first presidential campaign, announced that he was dropping out of the race at the conservative convention in 2008.