[QUOTE=DenButsu;5265997]Is Romney genuinely considered by conservatives to be "an actual conservative"? I was under the impression that he, like McCain, had battled through the primaries to distance himself from previous statements/actions that were uncomfortably moderate/centrist for the real hardline conservatives. That he also had a dubious air about him when it came to questions of whether he was a "true conservative" or not.
I didn't consider him a "true conservative" exactly. But he wasn't an uber neo-con, he was a governor, and he was more conservative than McCain. More importantly, I believed he could have won.
"Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"
RIP Jesse Helms