Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney recently caused controversy in the United States after a video was released of him essentially writing off 47% of his electorate. David Brooks, a popular American political commentator referred to Mr Romney as one of the least popular conservative candidates in American history. Nevertheless, the “Conservative” brand has become known for having the audacity to try to reveal what may be home-truths to those who may not wish to hear them. Romney’s awareness that 47% of Americans would never vote for him, for example, could even be described as having a certain realist approach.
By Josh Fraser