Dave Johnson writes about the fundamental problem we face with Bush’s core supporters. They’re rich and they don’t have any empathy for people who aren’t. I’ve often said that the fundamental difference between most hardcore conservatives and the rest of us is a lack of appreciation for the old bromide, “There but for the grace of God go I.” The inability to put yourself in the shoes of people worse off than yourself, or just different than you, period, is the enabler for what passes for modern conservatism. Just my two cents. Along these lines, see Jon Carroll’s latest call for people to give to the Untied Way.