In response to Get Up! Get Out! And Get Big Boi!:
… but, based on what he says, he seems to be a left-libertarian, the sort that can’t vote Democratic because they find them too conservative on most issues (such as foreign policy).
It is an interesting idea anyway, though. I wouldn’t mind some of these conferences having the excitement of an outside-the-box speaker. As it stands I can pretty much tell you who’ll be at any conference without checking the agenda. I won’t be 100%, but I will be around 50%.
Especially at larger conferences like CPAC, where there are multiple ballrooms offering multiple speakers at different times, it seems like a good idea. If some people don’t want to hear it, they don’t have to; there’s always something else going on.
These things do seem very predictable and staid. Adding a little danger — What is Big Boi going to say? Is he going to attack conservatives? What? — tends to make things interesting and newsworthy.
And I don’t think conservatives’ image would be harmed by little danger and riskiness. Some things like this would be a trainwreck. But that’s why trainwrecks are always on TV, isn’t it?