Next week, conservatives from around the nation will meet at CPAC. Once again, President Bush won't be there.
By my count, Ronald Reagan spoke at 12 of these meetings, rarely missing the chance to "dance with the one who brung" him. (You can read Reagan's speeches to CPAC here).
The count goes something like this:
How cool would it be if President Bush made a surprise visit? Mind you, I have no information that would lead me to believe he will. But if I were advising him, I think it would make a terrific splash ...