‘Conservatives’ Obama Listens To
Marc Ambinder has compiled a list of “The Six Top Conservatives Obama Listens To.” As several of those who saw the link via Twitter have noted, arguably none of them are conservatives:
- The Mainers, Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe
- Dick Lugar
- John McCain
- David Brooks
- Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith
A perfectly fine list of Republicans to whom I’m perfectly happy the president is listening. But I’m not sure any of them are conservatives – and am quite sure some of them aren’t. There are several on an “Others” honorable mention list but only George Will is inarguably a conservative.
UPDATE: Commenter Herb asks an interesting question:
For the sake of discussion: which conservatives do you wish Obama would listen to?
I’ll open that one up to the readers.