There was someone running for president who consistently advocated small government and personal responsibility. He was ignored and marginalized by everyone in power, by the socialists, communists and just plain lost fools who call themselves Democrats. He was also ignored and marginalized by nearly all of the Republicans, particularly those who have been in power recently, the neocons. The only presidential candidate who has consistently called for an end to governmental and social insanity in my lifetime has been Ron Paul. If you can't find conservative leaders, it is because we sweep them under the rug.