You cannot tell me that freedom does not sell in New England. Conservatives fight for freedom. Republicans fight for Republicanism, but I have no freaking clue what that actually means any more.In Noun vs Adjective, Erick Erickson makes the distinction between being conservative and being "a Conservative".
One is one attribute (presumably among many); one is a defining identity.
W tended to be conservative, but no one who has a clue would ever suggest he was "A Conservtive".
We better be able to make that distinction as we go into the 2010 elections.
The Gunslinger, EOTIS