Politics Daily’s Delia Lloyd analyzes the current rise in popularity of British Tories to suggest American Conservatives should talk to the electorate as adults:
So far, party members — and the electorate more broadly — are responding favorably. The Conservative party now enjoys a double-digit lead over the government’s Labour party. Voters apparently feel that a Tory government is more likely to make cuts with the best interests of ordinary people at heart.
Note that this message of fiscal conservatism is exactly the same one that animates many conservatives in the land of the free and the home of brave, most notably in the newly fashionable Tea Party movement. Except that British conservatives are able to promote this message without calling their country’s leader a socialist . . . or yelling “You Lie!”. . . or questioning his citizenship.