Thursday, July 3, 2008

An insite into David Cameron

Put this or other choices on tax or climate change or social justice or social responsibility to a member of Team Cameron and they soon reply "Ah but he is a pragmatist". 
He sounds like a person who has been on a long political journey to get to where he is; the leader of the Conservatives.  Some interesting parallels with John Key.   
John Key and David Cameron represent modern conservatives, the future for their political philosophy and consequently our future.  They're socially liberal and concerned with social justice, but see them as secondary to providing effective, efficient government that doesn't squash personal responsibility and individual freedoms.
US conservatives (the Republicans) aren't quite their yet.  Which is why loosing to Obama could be the best thing for them.