Kevin Williamson brilliantly sums up why people vote as they do, and what conservatism needs to do to have conservatism reach people.
To sum it up absurdly briefly: different ethnic, gender and social groups have different tolerances for risk; people with higher risk tolerances tend to vote conservative; ironically, “progressivism” is riskier in the long term. Convincing them is the hard part. What do you have better to do?
At various points in reading it – it’s 6,000 words – I thought about doing a couple of pull-quotes a day for two weeks. I may do that still. It is that good – and by “good”, I mean “very, very thought-provoking about what motivates people to vote conservative or “progressive””.
Read the whole thing when you get some time to spare.
UPDATE: Mr. Williamson will be joining me on the Northern Alliance Radio Network on January 12. Hope you can tune in. This oughtta be good.