Let's run down the list-- (Brace yourselves Trump supporters) 1. Massive Government works projects, from "walls" to infrastructure. 2. Restrictions on international trade in line with old school Dick Gephardt liberals. 3. NO "reforming" (aka privatizing) of Social Security and Medicare. 4. Increased Government spending (infrastructure, Defense, etc.) 5. Pro-choice (despite "late hour conversion" rhetoric) 6. Pro-gay rights (Actually, I don't think Hillary has attended a gay wedding) 7. 6 weeks paid maternity leave. 8. Top "campaign advisor" lobbies Congress for more laws to address gender pay inequity. 9. Opposes neo-conservatism. Blames Bush for 9/11. Blames Bush/Cheney/Neo-cons for "lying us into the Iraq War" 10. Amicable to a Russian ex-KGB dictator who kills his political opponents and wants to re-form the Soviet Union. 11. Said he was "troubled" by the police shooting in Tulsa, called Tulsa and Charlotte incidents "tragic". The only appeal to "conservatism" is his Primary and still current...pandering to xenophobia and bigotry, which conservatives deny is part of their ideology. His off-handed (and half-hearted) claims to "cutting the size of Government"....are contradicted by his promises of no cuts to entitlements, more defense spending, more Government works projects, more entitlements like paid maternity leave, etc. See, at its core, "Populism" is NOT "Conservatism". In most countries, it's associated with "populist socialism". And in the US, historically, it has ranged from Theodore Roosevelt ....to the Progressive Party of 1924 led by Robert M. La Follette.....to the Share Our Wealth movement of Huey Long in the 1930s....to (again) George Wallace in the 60s....to Pat Buchanan's anti-free trade rhetoric in the 90s and early 2000s. People on the Left...like most Trump supporters....conflate traditional conservatism with the race-baiting rhetoric of Trump....and that's a mistake. It IS possible to be a conservative and not pander to bigots. So basically, there is no CONSERVATIVE running for President in 2016....well, maybe Johnson, but my dead grandmother has a better shot than he does. Ergo, the Ideology of Conservatism has no champion in this race. Nor will it, regardless of the outcome.