September 5, 2008

Just What I Was Saying

I've been talking a lot about the concept of 'Western Conservatism' with friends both online and in RL lately, and here's a reporter in the UK who has nailed it exactly:

Hailing from Arizona and Alaska, the Republican ticket has a chance to rekindle a western conservatism different from the old Yankee paternalist sort or the Bible Belt version. They like their guns out there (some still kill their own food) and they are pro-life and deeply pro-America, of course. But at a time of grave challenges, the themes of economic freedom and opportunity, the resistance to the idea that government holds all the answers, could resonate with voters.

Odd that a Brit journalist gets it when our own media just doesn't.

The whole thing here.

Posted by Ith at September 5, 2008 10:53 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Gerard Baker is the ONLY British journalist I know of who really has anything more than a superficial understanding of American politics. Good stuff.

Posted by: Dave J at September 5, 2008 4:56 PM