I’ve written a piece in Politico today that calls on conservatives to change their name. Why? It’s a PR disaster.
It sounds like grandpa sitting rigidly in his worn chair at the dining room complaining that someone slightly altered his customary soup.
In newspaper reports from overseas, every brutish bad guy is a “conservative,” every enlightened reformer a “liberal.” When, in some forlorn foreign land, the nasty old guard pushes back against the forces of democracy, it’s said to be the “conservatives” trying to hang onto power. Even the most doctrinaire of the Soviet Communists were known as the “conservatives.”
And I know exactly what new name conservatives should take. It might surprise you. So – and here I’m being my own PR guy, I know – read the piece to find out!
Hope you enjoy it.