Conservative-ism has much more to do with principles & values than a political party & this election proved it.
Just because your principles are different than so called liberals or moderates, does not mean you have a lock on them. Right to Life is a principle, regardless of your support or opposition. Tolerance of gay lifestyles is a principle as well. Religious conservatism is also a principle, although a moving target if you look at it historically. I agree you have principles that may differ from mine, but my beliefs are principles as well founded as yours, but they are different, that is all. I believe mine are right and yours are wrong, just as you hold yours are right. I don't believe in divorce because marriage vows are a promise, and to me, one's word is the most important value I evaluate people on. Many of your so called leaders of the conservative movement have had numerous marriages. Knute, John Wayne, Limbaugh, Reagan, McCain and on and on. To me these men are unprincipled because they can not hold their most sacred promise. I could line up a list of Democrats that also have failed in this area, and I would say they are failed humans in some way, but we are imperfect people and will fail. I have failed and will again, though I hope it is not something major like in my marriage. I am guessing we all fail in our morality. That does not make us bad people or immoral, it just makes us human beings.
To say Liberals or moderates are unprincipled isn't fair or accurate. I think this is a very important idea to grasp if we really want to get our country back in order so we don't polarize ourselves into untenable corners.