No problem. But define "conservative", since that seems to have morphed from "responsible-tax-cutting-small-government-types", to a mirror image of it's democratic counterpart, i.e. "big-government-spend-it-all-buying-votes-with-other-people's-money-types".
When I stop to thnk about the ballooning federal budgets in the last five years, all the pork, the apparent lack of morals (i.e. DeLay's troubles, Abramoff), I'm beginning to wonder if there any "conservatives" left. Except those that will keep a republican who can win (like a Guiliani) off the ticket in 2008 (not pro-life and labelled a "gun-grabber", messy personal life). The ones within the party apparatus who control the money and delegates.
So, if you have a TRUE conservative in mind, with the ability to actually win (i.e. have wide appeal while openly espousing a conservative agenda), I'm all ears. I certainly don't know of one.
I submit that your only Republican hopes in 2008 are Rice, Gingrich and Giuliani, or any combination thereof. One an ideological unknown, a true conservative and a moderate republican.
My guess: the party apparatus will cut it's nose off to spite it's face, and rather than have to advance Rice and Giuliani will opt instead for McCain/Allen. In that case, 2008 is a lost cause.