EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Pat Caddell Slams Republican Consultants at CPAC 2013
The Brenner Brief contributor Rebecca M. Smith recorded the explosive session with Pat Caddell at CPAC 2013. She recorded this for the purposes of her own reporting, not expecting that it would be necessary to post this to the web site. Therefore, the quality is not exceptional. However, if you turn up the volume you can understand it better. In an effort to get this audio up we have not yet taken the time to clean up the file. Any questions regarding this audio should be directed to The Brenner Brief.
Read Smith’s full story about Caddell’s CPAC 2013 appearance here.
In the first clip, Pat Caddell explains that the people who designed the failing campaigns of 2012 shouldn’t be the ones to tell us what went wrong. In addition, he explains that Republicans don’t “play to win” like Democrats do, comments on the “whitewashing.” He says that the “Romney campaign was the worst campaign in the history of the United States.” And, he comments on the lost Senate races.
In the second clip, Caddell references the “CLE…consultants, lobbyists and establishment” and that they control everything, not necessarily doing what’s good for the country. “Republicans failed to hold him down,” meaning Obama. He also said the Republicans “have no message,” and that it’s “about the message first.” Caddell mentioned that a “lot of [our] people didn’t show up and vote.”
The third clip identifies the difference between those who are conservative and liberal in the population — the percentage statistics. Caddell points out the number of people who wanted to repeal Obamacare, but the consultant class couldn’t capitalize on that and those same people voted for Obama. Same issue with small government versus big government, with people wanting smaller government voting for Obama. In Caddell’s view, Romney’s campaign is the worst he’s seen.
This fourth clip explains how American Crossroads (Karl Rove) wasted so much money, and that Mitch McConnell supervised an election disaster; yet, no one was fired. And, since the consultants all have arrangements with one another, there are even more problems. In addition, Caddell reviews the roles of the grassroots and donors, and the issues that result. To be the anti-establishment party, the GOP has to get rid of the consultant class.
Please be advised that since we now know that we may be the only source of this audio, we are going to do our best to provide a cleaned-up version of better quality. However, due to the interest in this audio, we wanted to release the files promptly.
This post was updated at 10pm 3/17/13 — added audio clip 2.
This post was updated at 11pm 3/17/13 — added audio clips 3 and 4.by