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February 22nd, 2010
02:21 PM ET

CPAC's winners and losers

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2007/POLITICS/09/29/gingrich/art.gingrich.gi.jpg caption="Former White House speaker Gingrich was one of CPAC's winners."]

Mark Preston
CNN Political Editor

I am pretty sure I met the next leader of the conservative movement during a three-day confab of activists that wrapped up Saturday here in the nation's capital. I definitely shook hands with a future congressman or maybe even a governor.

Maybe it was the 14-year-old conservative wonder-kid Jonathan Krohn, who champions "conservatism based on reality" and was a prominent speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Seriously, 14 years old and he is talking about "conservatism based on reality." He has even written a book about it: "Defining Conservatism."

When I was 14, I was trying to learn how to hit a fastball. If you follow baseball, you know that spring training has started in Arizona and Florida, and I am writing this column from Washington.

Oh well. I wonder if Krohn can hit a fastball?

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