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Brooks: Showing Concern For “the Poor” Should be Conservatives’ Top Priority

The Texas Eagle Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:47 PM
And keep in mind that 14.3% of today's population is a heck of a lot more than 14.7% of 1968's population.

So much time and money and digital ink has been spent in recent months trying to figure out “what went wrong” during the last election cycle. But perhaps the answer is simpler than we realize: Writing in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, AEI president Arthur C. Brooks argued that conservatives are failing to discuss an issue every voter in America cares deeply about -- namely, how to empower and improve the lives of poor people:

[T]here is only one statistic needed to explain the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. An April poll—which mirrored every other poll...