Brooks: Conservatives Who Care

A recent poll from Gallup showed that three out of four Americans are dissatisfied with the United States. Yes, you heard me right—three quarters of our fellow citizens.

The basic bargain in America is supposed to be that no matter where you start out, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make out all right.

But people look around today and see that the poor have gotten poorer, work has disappeared for those at the bottom, government dependence has grown and mobility has fallen.

Why aren’t Americans turning to conservatives for solutions? Simple: People don’t think conservatives care.

Consider this:

Do you think the word “compassionate” describes the Republican Party?

Over half of Americans say “not at all” … and only five percent say “compassionate” describes the party “very well.”

This has to change. The right must show the American people a new vision of compassion and fairness that emanates from deep within—in the title of my latest release—the “Conservative Heart.

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