I would not call him a conservative
rahm emmanual got him stage passes to bruce springsteen,
one of his heroes. brooks is totally in tank for obama.
I’d call him a compassionate conservative. IOW a closet liberal.
He is smart and sounds sensible at times but deep in your gut you know he really cannot stand conservatives. He is not comfortable around true conservatives and seems to bash the right just as much as his sidekick Mark Shields does on PBS’s Friday night news hour.