Do Voters Care About Inequality?

by Ramesh Ponnuru

My new column for Bloomberg View discusses the president’s apparent decision to base his re-election strategy on the assumption that they do. My conclusion:

There’s no need for Republicans to be defensive about this subject. Although inequality has long been a major concern of liberals, most voters don’t seem to share it. . . . Instead of talking about inequality — even to rebut Obama’s dubious claims — Republicans should talk about what voters care about, while pointing out that the president would rather chase ideological will-o’-the-wisps.

Liberal commenters over there don’t seem to be very happy about the column.