On October 15, 2017, the Conservative Caucus of Delaware held its 22nd Annual Dinner at Harry's Savoy Ballroom. It featured good company, good food, and a riveting speaker. Nigel Farage is the former head of the United Kingdom Independence party, which demanded and won the 2016 referendum on whether the U.K. should withdraw from the European Union.
Farage does not consider himself a career politician. To the contrary, he had a "proper job" in the securities industry for two decades before entering politics.
Since his success on the "Brexit" vote, he has been in demand as an advocate for anti-globalist movement in various countries, including the U.S. where he has become a Fox News contributor.
On October 18, 2015, members and guests of the Conservative Caucus of Delaware gathered in Harry's Savoy Ballroom for our 20th Annual Banquet. Attendees were treated to a first rate talk by Byron York, a seasoned and talented observer of U.S. politics.
Since 2009, Mr. York has been the Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner. His previous experience included nine years as a White House correspondent for National Review, and four years as an Investigative Reporter for the American Spectator during the Clinton era. He has written extensively, including a 2005 book on The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, and appeared on numerous television news shows.
On April 30, 2015, the Caucus held a Whiskey Tasting Event, featuring Whiskey Expert, Lew Bryson, the talk included discussion about the history of the drink and attendees tasted 4 whiskeys and 2 bourbans accompanied by small plate entrees.
Mr. Bryson has written several books on the topic of beer and recently wrote, Whiskey Tasting. He maintains three blogs: Seen Through a Glass; Why the PLCB Should be Abolished; and The Session Beer Project.
On October 12, 2014, the Caucus held its 19th Annual Dinner, featuring David Freddosso, a rising D.C. journalist and best selling author as the guest speaker. He began his career in 2002, and is currently contributing editor for the Washington Examiner.
If 90 percent of the people in the news room all feel the same way about a given candidate or issue, the corrective effect of informal exchanges between reporters, competing for stories, and their editors tend to break down. The problem is that they only seem to do journalism when they are covering conservatives.