Jeff Sessions, Conservative Populist

by John Fonte

I almost always agree with Victor Davis Hanson. But I must disagree with his assertion in “The Death of Populism” that “no” politician speaks for the common man. Senator Jeff Sessions has clearly emerged as a leading conservative populist who is speaking directly for citizens not corporations, Republican voters not Republican elites. As John O’Sullivan noted yesterday on the Corner, it is time for conservative intellectuals and activists to start recognizing and championing the Alabama senator’s compelling political and moral arguments on immigration and a range of other issues.