Letter From America

Marion McKeone: Starting gun for Republican primary campaign distinctly lacking in calibre

Republican no-shows at this year’s CPAC gathering are feeding conjecture that the GOP is looking to weaken an association that has become an instrument for Donald Trump – whose victory in the 2024 primaries is by no means assured

Former US president Donald Trump speaks on the final day of CPAC 2023 in Fort Washington, Maryland. Picture: Getty