There were excellent speeches from the main stage at CPAC yesterday; of note were Chris Christie, who is an excellent speaker and very comfortable taking questions, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina.

Governor Scott Walker is definitely running and made that even more clear in his evening speech, which was excellent.

But by far the very best speech of the entire day was Carly Fiorina, who wasted no time directly addressing each of her rivals on the other side of the aisle, eviscerating Hillary Clinton with a scathing comment on actually accomplishing something. The mood in the room was electric.

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Her emergence as a presidential candidate is a welcome surprise. I can’t wait to see and hear more from her.

Here are some photos from yesterday, it was a great day one.