David Brooks: Romney won last night by shifting to “compassionate conservatism”
Brooks suggested it was “compassionate conservatism” that aided the former Massachusetts governor, and said that shift could help him win support from working-class women in battleground states.
“He talked about not cutting taxes for the rich, overall,” Brooks continued. “He talked about — he did a lot of compassionate conservatism, more than he’s ever done before. And clearly, one of the weaknesses for the Romney campaign has been, especially, white working-class women in the swing states and I’m not sure how much he’ll have actually swung them.”