The other day in some back and forth in the comments section of Macallister's blog she said "are you seriously asking me to believe you're both a conservative AND you listen to NPR?" While my response to that was brief and light hearted ("I want to keep people wondering"). It actually got me started thinking about what my real politics are.
The next morning I was listening to NPR and a gentleman was talking about Progressive politics. A Google search led me to a number of spots that were more left of center than I'm comfortable with. So I tried "progressive republican" and got a lot of historical stuff. Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Wendell Wilkie...not what I was after. But one archived Dallas News.com article from 2004 mentioned the Republican Main Street Partnership. I don't know much about them yet but at first glance things look promising. Limited government interference but socially conscious. They're currently promoting the Stem Cell research agenda. I think I can support their mission.
It's a relief to know there are others like me out there. I just wish they had a louder voice.