Is caring conservatism possible or even desirable? I think the liberals have the areas of care and compassion pretty much stitched up and unassailable from the conservatives. I wonder if the conservatives out there can put together a strong argument for an economic and political system with minimal government interference which would do a good job of housing the poor, providing good education and jobs for those without a lot of money, which would combat racism, provide high quality health care at an affordable rate, and do something to restore hope to deprived and depressed urban and rural areas. Is it possible? Conservatism has its strengths and we are all aware of them, but care and compassion are its weaknesses. It's a philosophy for the already rich, those born with opportunities and endless possibilities. It doesn't seem to offer the poor very much other than a one in a zillion chance of becoming the next Michael Jordan.