On the Conservative side, do you think either McCain and/or Romney are too liberal to vote for ?
You can't categorize John McCain. He's staunchly pro-life, he's voted against the Brady Bill, he favors inclusion of illegal immigrants currently in the US, he supports stem cell research, he opposes oil drilling in Alaska, he wants to reduce restrictions to personal health care, he would rather pay off the national debt than reduce taxes, he is firmly pro-Israel in the Mideast peace process, he wants to close Gitmo and move those prisoners to Leavenworth for immediate trial, and he's been a consistent critic of the Bush administration's Iraq policy.
Romney favors abstinence for sex ed and prayer in schools, he wants to reduce US emissions from coal fired factories, favors state jurisdiction over health care plans, opposes same-sex marriage, supports federal funding of fuel cells and nanotechnology (I don't agree with thedude that McCain has more advanced thoughts on technology than Romney), supports free trade, maintains a desire for increased legal immigration, and supports a troop surge in Iraq.
The bottom line is, you can't classify either of these guys as "liberal" or "conservative" because their positions are all over the map. And to be honest, that doesn't really matter, because rarely does a president get his entire agenda through Congress without major changes.
Well, I don't think they're liberal enough ;)
However, between the two, McCain has the more advanced thoughts on technology in so far as his promised platform, etc...so, given that technology is the way forward for an ever increasing part of the US economy, I hope he's the republican that gets the nomination.
I think McCain is being presented by conservative commentators as "too liberal" to vote for. And given what I hear from the most vocal conservatives, they are probably right.