@justpi, I'm enclosing a list in blockquote tags because I wanted it indented and set apart from the main body of the text. Since I can't just use the Tab button like in Word, this is my only option.
@thescaredpath: Okay, here's what happened: I typed up my post, and there were certain parts of it I wanted to have indented as a blockquote. Two of these section were normal paragraphs, and one was an ordered list.
I highlighted each those sections and clicked the blockquote button. All three sections converted themselves to italics upon doing so (this is within the theme's CSS). But I didn't want the ordered list to be in italics, so I highlighted the entire thing and un-italicized it. But only text part of the list un-italicized. The list number (1., 2., 3., etc.) remained in italics.
When I tried the CSS change you recommended, it un-italicized EVERY blockquote. It did solve the problem with the ordered list, but created a new one with the blockquotes I wanted in italics. Even though it showed the text being italicized in the post editor, once I actually previewed it, it showed as plain text.
All I want to know is if it's possible to have the ENTIRE list not be in italics when using blockquote. Maybe it's not with this particular theme (I had no problems with this when I was using the Clean Home theme).
I apologize if I didn't explain my question properly before and appreciate your having taken the time to answer me.