I am the same.. I don't get to talk to that many conservatives in real life.. Probably a good thing too.. The only two conservatives I know are my mother in law, and her father.. Her father by the way, was a republican for over 60 years.. Until Bush.. He actually voted for Obama and has stopped watching Fox News.. I wish I could take credit for that.. My mother in law has also converted.. Having MS and being in her 60's.. She is terrified of Ryans plans and how they will effect Medicare and SS.. She has been a nurse all her life..