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  The Conservative Party - Kerry's Democrats
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Last EditedRP  Jul 26, 2004 06:52pm
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News DateSunday, July 25, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIf, broadly speaking, you're a conservative, whom should you be rooting for in the American elections?

I'm not being entirely facetious here. The conservative "movement" in the U.S. is still firmly behind president George W. Bush's re-election. He uses conservative rhetoric - taking the war to the enemy, upholding conservative social values, respecting religious faith, protecting the family, and so on. He is widely regarded as one of the most conservative presidents in recent history - rivaling Reagan, eclipsing his own father in right wing bona fides. And yet if you decouple the notion of being a conservative from being a Republican, no one can doubt that the Bush administration has been pursuing some highly unconservative policies.

...Put all that together, and I may not find myself the only conservative moving slowly and reluctantly toward the notion that Kerry may be the right man - and the conservative choice - for a difficult and perilous time.
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