jillian just created a thread called "another real conservative endorses obama." are you going to ask her "what the hell a real conservative is?" what i was trying to get at is that powell has never really been committed to either party. I posted a link earlier which stated he had considered running in the democratic primaries in 1996 against Al Gore. What i was trying to say in this previous post is that if he were a diehard conservative, he wouldn't have ever considered running on the dem ticket.