Again, I love Sarah Palin, but, to me, any attempt to modify, qualify or make Conservatism SOUND more appealing only results in watering down Conservatism.
Where the person stands on The Ruling Class spectrum is immaterial.
How can you “water down” something merely by reminding people what it is?
If your claim is correct, you should never refer to the United States as the greatest nation in history. You should never refer to football as a rough sport. Or to deer meat as having a gamey flavor. Or FreeRepublic as one of the the foremost conservative websites.
To avoid “watering down.”