We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think the biggest debate on the right side of the spectrum is not so much between libertarians and social conservatives as it is between those who want to be right, and those who want to win elections.
"I'd rather have someone who is right half the time than someone who is wrong all the time", is a very dangerous position to hold in this context. Voting in favor of half-measures is a sure way to kill your integrity. It's the exact problem Republicans are facing right now. They compromised what they believed in and no one can be sure where they really stand on anything anymore. If you vote for the guy who is right on a bunch of minor issues but wrong on major ones, how is that much better than Obama?
Oh, bull-fn-shiite. "I'd rather be right than president"...well we all wanna change the world. Screw "right". I just want to be left alone. You can take your "right" and shove it. That's the problem with the so-called "conservatives", they think they're "right" and the rest of us need to get with their program. They try to hide behind some libertarian language (which they don't really believe, otherwise they'd be libertarian) but a large majority in this country sees right through it. If they truly believed in what they say they believe, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today.