ABC’s Jonathan Karl and Z. Byron Wolf report from Washington D.C.:
It is one of the biggest annual gatherings of conservatives in Washington. The yearly CPAC convention hosts everyone from Sen. Scott Brown to Mitt Romney. Even former Vice-President Dick Cheney made a surprise appearance today.
The crowd was full of frustration towards President Obama and his administration, and the words “Tea Party” seemed to be flying out of every Republican’s mouth. One big agenda item for the Republicans? Galvanizing the youth vote.
And one of the people leading the youth charge is Stephen Baldwin. One of the famous Baldwin brothers, Baldwin hosts a conservative radio show and has enlisted himself in the youth recruitment effort. Baldwin told our Jonathan Karl that he blames Obama for the state of the country, but also prays for him.
“I am not happy about the way things are. I pray for President Obama every single day. But tell you what. Homey made this bed, now he has got to lay in it,” said Baldwin.
When we asked Baldwin to clarify that he did in fact mean Obama when he said “homey” Baldwin stuck by his words. “That is correct,” he said.
Baldwin introduced the XPac 2010 lounge at CPAC, which is a “social and entertainment lounge for the young conservative folks to come together, hang out, have some food, get to know one another, share their ideas, share their fresh, new smart, intelligent, innovative concepts about what may be a way to make greater strides for the conservative movement in the future.”
For more on the day’s events at the CPAC tune in to World News tonight.