There is more work to be done for conservatives to appeal to minorities, and even CPAC, which has been better than most, exhibited moments where it seemed like conservatives still don’t get it. But overall, CPAC 2013 turned out to be a vibrant, colorful and diverse conference.

It’s should be a no-brainer: if you’re trying to recruit more people of color to the conservative movement, you need to feature people who look like the vote you’re trying to get. CPAC did that and did it in a big way.