“People do not live in the present always, at one with it. They live at all kinds of and manners of distance from it, as difficult to measure as the course of planets. Fears and traumas make their journeys slanted, peripheral, uneven, evasive.”
– Anais Nin (1903-1977), American writer

I’m not convinced

I just don’t think our President understands what a Conservative is all about. He may proclaim himself a “compassionate conservative,” but I am not convinced he understands conservatism.
He can chart his own course, but we need to understand that his course is not philosophical conservatism.