Not that hungry for change

The Democrats miscalculated by underestimating the deeply conservative nature of the American people.  As long as “ObamaCare” amounted to altering reality for someone else — providing for the uninsured, for instance — it drew strong support. When, however, the public came to suspect that the promised reform would change their own insurance situation, likely raising costs and limiting available treatment, opinion turned decisively against the plan.

We’re conservative in a deeper sense —liking the lives we’ve built for ourselves and wanting to conserve them from unwelcome interference by overreaching change agents or ideologues.

Michael Medved in USA Today