The Conservative Political Action Conference was consumed last year by one burning question: Is Donald Trump a conservative?
This year, attendees have found an answer: Who cares? He's doing what we want.
"Trump is not traditional anything, but the proof is in the pudding," Mark Skogerboe, a 71-year-old pastor from South Dakota, told NBC News. "He's a Johnny-come-lately on social issues, but he's surrounding himself with traditional people."
Skogerboe says Trump gave him "the willies" during the primaries. He was drawn to Ben Carson, who he believed embodied a core trait he saw in George Washington and Abraham Lincoln: Humility.
Trump did not. But Skogerboe says he's "thrilled" by Trump's early moves and is convinced that the president's cabinet will keep him on the right track.
William Temple, a tea party activist best-known for attending CPAC in a Revolutionary War uniform, helped lead a planned walkout from Trump's 2016 speech. "We don't want to associate with a man that makes fun of Carly Fiorina's face, or denigrates women, or is rude and crude," he told the media at the time.
Today, Temple counts himself an enthusiastic supporter.
"I have no reservations now," he said. "He's proved to me he's going to follow a conservative agenda."