9 Surprises From GOP Conference
Among them: Little support for a Sarah Palin candidacy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2010 6:05 PM CDT
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Saturday, April 10, 2010.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – With the Southern Republican Leadership Conference wrapped up, Mark Halperin rounds up nine surprises from New Orleans on his Time blog. A sampling:

  • There was almost no mention of the Supreme Court fight.
  • Attendees showed little enthusiasm for a Sarah Palin presidential run.

  • Ron Paul's supporters were out in force. "(OK: not really a surprise.)"
  • How frequently speakers used the word "radical" to describe President Obama.
  • The "instant and intense cheers" when a speaker criticized the White House for mistreating Hamid Karzai.
Read the full list here.