He was a Republican for as long as I can remember. He was fiscally conservative, hated income taxes, and for most issues was socially conservative. However, he didn't think that the government should legislate morality. Not to be easily categorized, he would comment that NPR was "fag radio" (don't ask me to tell you how many times I gave him hell for that!), yet he also supported the local station financially.
On one issue, I am not sure how he felt. My sister and I shut him down one night at dinner when he began to support an abortion ban. I don't know if he changed his views, but he certainly never brought it up with his daughters again. I've said it before; he knew when he had lost an argument. I could see him cringe when my sister and I ganged up on him again that the actions of then President Bill Clinton were not impeachable offenses. We had both read the Starr Report. As much as he hated Clinton, he was aware that his daughters were much more educated on the issue than he.