Bush defends his conservative credentials ahead of CPAC
PALM BEACH, FL - Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor. But convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell.
A sign of what Bush faces at CPAC: His speech Friday in Washington follows those by Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other conservative heroes. Tea party activist William Temple is urging people to walk out when Bush takes the podium.
In what could be a warm-up to his CPAC appearance, Bush recounted eight years of following a conservative agenda when he spoke Thursday to the anti-tax group Club for Growth in Palm beach, Florida.
Bush assured his audience that he ran as a conservative and followed through as governor.