Monday, September 06, 2004

What does it mean to be a conservative?

Governor Schwarzenegger is a hawk, is fiscally responsible, and is both pro-choice and against the FMA. He is a "moderate" conservative.

President Bush is a hawk, is fiscally loose, and is pro-life and in favor of the FMA. He is a "strong" conservative.

John McCain is a hawk, is fiscally responsible, and is pro-life but against the FMA. He is a "moderate" conservative.

Patrick Buchanan was against the Iraq War, is fiscally responsible, and is both pro-life and against the FMA. He is a "strong" conservative.

Anyone care to draw a conclusion from this other than the idea that social issues are the only way to judge the extent of one's conservativism?


The Difference Between the Conventions

The Democrats tried to pass their presidential ticket off as moderates.

The Republicans tried to pass their party off as moderate.