The Core of the Core

The three-day Conservative Political Action Conference — which bills itself as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Conservative Students, Activists and Policymakers!” — started today in Washington. It’s quite a lineup, and should be pretty entertaining, especially this year, given the GOP’s woes. You can watch the live stream here, and we’ve dispatched Matt Cooper with camera in hand to bring us the latest goings-on.

Late Update: Just to give you the flavor, this afternoon at 2:30 ET, TPM fave Hans von Spakovsky will be on a panel titled: “Al Franken and ACORN: How Liberals are Destroying the American Election System.”