Thursday, December 08, 2005

Brooks on Conservatives 

From his new NY Times column titled, "Running out of Steam":
"For a movement that is supposed to be winning the battle of ideas, conservatives are in a mess....

"There are a number of consequences. A lot of the energy that used to go into ideas is now devoted to defending Republican politicians. Many former conservative activists have become Republican lobbyists. (When conservatism was a movement of ideas, it attracted oddballs; now that it's a movement with power, it attracts sleazeballs.)....


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