Mid-way through his panel, Miller was asked by moderator Larry Kudlow to offer reflections on the nature of conservatism. “I generally subscribe to the view that a conservative in America … really conserves very liberal ideas,” Miller mused.
The senior presidential advisor continued to explain,” In America because our tradition is our constitutional system, is our founders, you’re conserving that liberal heritage from Jefferson and Washington.”
American conservatives, according to Miller, “don’t always think the newest thing is always necessarily the best thing.”
Later in the panel, he also delivered a forceful warning to the audience, “As conservatives we should be very skeptical of radical economic and social changes that everyday Americans will not be able to benefit from.”