it's a great idea, but i don't think you'd find enough real conservatives to get a candidate into the WH. congress, yes...depending on where you live.
if you need an example, look at what beemaster is going through to get a weapon in NJ...and (sorry to pick on you, john) he accepts this as normal. in a country as diverse, and only center right for most of it, a real conservative is going to be hard to get though.
we need to recognize the right person for the right time when they are presented to us. as an example, While McCain was not the right person for anything, Romney was a far better pick for the economy that needed rational government fixes. for all the things he is, or is not, he is a person who understands money in and money out. none of the other things matter much if we end up digging roots out of the ground with twigs.
i would vote for Perry. i have always liked him. he's not always as conservative as i am, but he knows how to govern and run big stuff. he'll be at the top of my list if he runs again. i really like rand paul, but i wonder if he can govern? we already have an example of what happens when you put inexperienced people in office.
i have always said, and will again, we'll have the perfect candidate when god runs for president.