I count myself as politically conservative and I can shed no more light on your question than you have. Some of my conservative friends have been leaning towards Obama, but their reasons are vague and I’m not sure altogether clear to them either. Mostly along the lines of a feeling that Obama is more centrist than his policy statments indicate and that he is more “statesmanlike” compared to other candidates.
But there is no question that Obama is not a political conservative and for that reason I won’t vote for him. I’ve come to the conclusion that it matters less who the president is, and more of who he populates his cabinet with and what advisers he surrounds himself with. Unfortunately we never get to see who that is until after somebody has been elected. I wonder why there aren’t more questions regarding cabinet makeup during the debates?