May 4, 2010

CAMERON IS BRITISH FOR SCOTT BROWN:

From Britain's conservatives, lessons for the GOP (E.J. Dionne Jr., May 3, 2010, Washington Post)

"There's something else you need to know about me," declared the earnest young politician, "which is I believe the test of a good and strong society is how we look after the most vulnerable, the most frail and the poorest." This lovely bleeding-heart-liberal sentiment was part of the closing statement offered by David Cameron, the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, at last week's final debate before this Thursday's election. And after a rocky campaign start, Cameron now leads in the polls and may well become the next prime minister.

Contrast Cameron's deliberate effort to reach out to voters who, as he has put it, have "idealism and progressive ideals hard-wired into their DNA" with what's happening in the Republican Party.

In today's GOP, someone like Cameron would be condemned as a big-government sellout and buried under a mountain of tea bags.


Marco Rubio's Rino status hasn't hurt him. And every contrender for the 2012 nomination is a Rino, being governors.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 4, 2010 5:56 AM
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