Interesting post at Daniel's Political Musings - read the comments. It seems that some feel that one must be perfect to hold a conservative political point of view. I'm thinking that having a few failures (or in my case, quite a few) in youre past, and learning from them gives you a perspective on life that one can not argue with.
My pastor always says that "someone with experience is never at the mercy of someone with an argument."
Keep up the good work Daniel, and knowing this about you makes me appreciate your writing even more.