Right wing nut jobs have taken over conservatism in American. Joe the Plumber is a perfect example. A sane conservative these days will be lumped in with liberals by the rabid nut jobs. Conservatism needs intellectual leaders to rise up and push the Ted Cruz's and Sarah Palin's into the background. Liberals are not being led by their most extreme elements. Imagine if someone like Gloria Steinem was a serious candidate for the leadership of the Democrats? That's how crazy the Republicans have become.