Rep. Jenna Haggar (R-10/Sioux Falls) gives CPAC and speech students everywhere an example of how not to conclude a speech:

So discover your personal passion, seize opportunity right in front of you, and watch your calling unfold [Rep. Jenna Haggar, speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, D.C., 2014.03.07].

This closing line has little to do with the bulk of Haggar's speech. I'd say thesis rather than bulk, but that would imply there was some unifying theme. Haggar didn't go to Washington to issue some bold vision or call to arms or even a coherent discourse. Haggar spent six "spectacularly awkward" minutes reciting from a script of prescribed conservative memes.

She calls health care a luxury.

She says South Dakota's pioneers had no government to provide for them (never mind that they pretty much all got free land courtesy of the Homestead Act).

She says we are "blessed to live in the freest country in history." But she lamented that we live under the tyranny of "his imperial highness Barack Hussein Obama, mm, mm, mm." (Those three mm's are there, inexplicable.)

She wanders into literary allusion, saying. "Even though we are still writing the story of America, it is not a fairy tale with a guaranteed happy ending." I cannot make sense of why that sentence begins with "even though," since the fact that we are still writing the story would explain why there is no guaranteed ending.

She talks about reclaiming feminism, aligning ourselves with "eternal significance," and fighting abortion and human trafficking.

She mixes in biography, bragging about having no college degree and not being a model politician, even as she models what every good politician does, speaking in platitudes and promoting her PAC (, complete with repurposed chunks of her CPAC speech) to a national audience of prospective donors.

Haggar's CPAC speech develops no theme. It builds toward no understanding or conclusion. One does not go to CPAC to make a point. One goes to score points, to see and be seen, and ask for money.

p.s.: Haggar can't even ask for money right: she pitches her PAC at CPAC, but directs them to a website where the Donate button doesn't work. Jenna, call Annette and Chad: the Donate button was the first thing they got working on their website.