I decided to go to FRC’s Washington Briefing this year, for a few reasons:

1) I have no idea who to vote for in the primaries, and the opportunity to hear all the candidates speak at once seemed like a good one.
2) Free airline ticket and free housing cut the expenses down considerably.

3) Hanging out in DC with old friends and meeting new ones? Definitely.

I am sitting in “Blogger’s Row” and am going to be liveblogging the event. Mere-O will return to its regularly scheduled blogging on Monday.

Anyone interested in watching the event live can do so here for a fee.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. […] I want to be won over this weekend–that is, after all, the main reason I came.  But Fred’s speech didn’t do that, and consequently I disagree with Turnikey that he “did what he needed.”  I will be deeply surprised if this audience is more enthusiastic about Fred now than they were before he spoke.  Fred needs more than a few good soundbytes right now–he needs to invigorate the social conservatives around him.  And his rambling, meandering speech with a few good moments is hardly enough to do so. In other words, I’m still holding out hope for a strong performance from Romney and a Huckabee performance where he demonstrates his seriousness about foreign policy.  If he could do that, he’ll get my vote for the primaries. […]


  2. Drat! I just saw this and would have been interested in going myself (I’m only 30 min from the event) as I also don’t know who I’m going to vote for. But, somehow, I feel like its way too early to be thinking about this.

    I’ll have to check out the live feed and your comments on each candidate.


  3. Matthew Lee Anderson October 21, 2007 at 10:00 pm


    Sorry you missed it. It would have been fun to meet a new “mere-o” reader! Hope you find the analysis helpful…


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