For me "conservative" is at least as much a state of mind as it is ideology and implies a certain amount of moderation. Sharp changes left or right wouldn't be conservative ... to me. A lot of Tea Party people don't feel conservative to me because they want to make sudden changes in policy and programs and the tax base and so on. And of course Obama isn't conservative in spite of the people on his side who try to claim that he's actually been acting like a Republican. So eneeeway ... what's your definition of "conservative". I'd prefer to hear mostly from right-leaning posters. I don't relish rdean-style snark. But whatever.