Conservatives for Obama? is the title of a new column by Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution. He points out that there are stories of conservatives who say they are going to vote for Obama over McCain. For some this is due to general frustration over the failure of Republicans to adhere to conservative goals of limited government and lower spending and individual frustration with McCain when he broke ranks with conservative on such issues as immigration and campaign finance.
For true conservatives who are seriously considering supporting Obama, they would need to realize that Obama will only take them further away from whatever they want to see accomplish politically.
The fact is Obama is an extremely liberal politician. In 2007, National Journal rated him the most liberal senator in the US Senate. From same sex marriage to abortion to energy/environment to health care to taxes to judges, Obama subscribes to very liberal positions. All one has to do is look at his voting record and public statements which aren't often highlighted in the media.
Obama has used his rhetorical skills to trumpet "change" while downplaying his radical positions and exactly what constitutes "change."
The problem for Obama, if he continues in his stealth mode and actually gets elected, is the public won't be as accepting of his radical policy positions. And there will be deep embarrassment for those conservatives who stuck their necks out for him.