The Corner

Conviction Pols

Conviction politicians are worth supporting when their convictions are mostly correct, or their most important ones are. I know Kate had that qualification in mind, but it needs to be said explicitly since one sometimes hears it said that people should support a conviction politician even if they disagree with him on most things–which seems clearly foolish.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.