A young conservative has a go. There is a philosophical difference here. David has long been a skeptic of conservatism, of free markets, small government and libertarian-leaning pundits. He's more of a national greatness, interventionist, big government conservative - Bushism with competence. In a crisis like this, some of us hold back, leery of letting socialism control the financial sector. Others see authority as the key ingredient, and want more of it. I just don't think the problem of the last eight years has been too little authority and deference. Maybe David is right on the bail-out. But I reluctantly remain a conservative of doubt on it.

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