Krauthammer's further to the right than Brooks, but neither of them are exactly rock-ribbed conservative warriors. Indeed.
I believe Krauthammer to be a very smart, right-leaning moderate, but not a complete conservative in today's sense. I think there is a delineation that has been more pronounced since 2008 between establishment elites and conservatives. Both can wear the Elephant badge on their chest, conservatives being centered in principles and elites centered in their belief in the "system".
I think at his core he has conservative thought and principle, but he has had difficulty over the last 2 years getting grounded in it vs. how the elites traditionally have corrupted and run the party. Sad.
Overall, I think he is one of the most talented people in his industry.
Totenburg laughing like a hyena in the background, I'm sure. Charles isn't much of a conservative, either.