Former pollster for President Jimmy Carter and Fox News contributor Pat Caddell spoke to attendees at CPAC 2014 today as part of a panel entitled "Clairvoyance and Hard Data: Electoral Trends for 2014, 2016, and ... 2040."
Caddell said the GOP consultant class, whom he ripped at last year's CPAC, are employing a new electoral strategy of "stand for nothing." "The notion is if we do nothing or say nothing we'll win in 2014. That's a hell of a way to lose and it has repercussions."
In one issue, the "nuclear option" used by "Dingy" Harry Reid in the Senate, Caddell said the GOP should have shut the Senate down and said we will stand for the Constitution, "they didn't and never do."
On national security, Caddell said nothing illustrated more of what was wrong with this country than Benghazi.
"I believe John Boehner cares about his country, but apparently its about fourth or fifth on his list. When you have 180 members of the Republican caucus demanding a select committee, this isn't about politics, it's about truth, the central truth that has not been address is where was the President that night?."
Here's Caddell's entire portion of the panel. It speaks bad of the GOP leadership and establishment when Jimmy Carter's former pollster speaks with more passion and with more clarity than they do.