As Rush Limbaugh has often had to explain to folks like you, there are only the Right and the Left, and everything in between are simply confused or cowards. That may well be a lot of folk, but when push comes to shove they don't want more confused or cowards to lead us. They want something only a person of integrity can deliver.
You are ignoring the political reality. There are a vast number of people that don't fit neatly into the left or right, for variety of reasons. Like it or not, that is the group that ultimately decides elections. That's not saying a conservative can't win, only that a conservative also needs moderate support to win.