One Republicans have become lazy, depending on talk radio for the most part to carry the road. Two: They appear to be ashamed of wealth. You are going to be tarred as currying favor for the rich, embrace it, the media and democrats are not going to love you. The fact is excluding libs, most people want to be rich. Finally some Republicans otherwise known as RINO don't believe in conservatism to begin with and the ideal of keeping one own money is almost an anathema to them.