Flap always laughs when so called conservative activists pronounce a certain pol NOT CONSERVATIVE because of a certain position on one issue or another. Looking back at Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan, none of them were in LOCKSTEP agreement on EVERY issue.
Governor Reagan EVEN raised taxes and acquiesced to abortion rights in California.
So, discussions of who is a REAL conservative is foolish. Discussions of how candidates compare and contrast on specific issues is more relevant.