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Less Compassion, More Conservativism

Wednesday, 01 May 2002 12:00 AM

President Bush recently did a tour through California. During this tour he repeated the word 'compassion' well over 15 times during a single speech. He continuously hammered the "compassionate conservative" theme.

As the man who first popularized the phrase "compassionate conservative," with sold-out conventions dating back to the mid-1990s under the compassionate conservative banner, I have a message for Mr. Bush's handlers and his speechwriters:

When I created the phrase "compassionate conservative" and started my Compassionate Conservative Conventions, the emphasis was on conservatism with some compassion. Unfortunately, the Bush Team has reversed the rules of this theorem.

The problem with Mr. Bush's approach is that he is sounding too much like Bill Clinton and too little like Barry Goldwater. What America needs now is more about defense, national security and border controls.

We need to hear much less about special programs for immigrants, much less about education, and much less about the Democrat themes, which are consistently the same: "Medicare, Medicaid, the environment, and a woman's right to choose."

Mr. Bush, please, more conservatism and less compassion.

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