In 2008, several Republicans endorsed Democratic then-Sen. Barack Obama over the Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain. But heading into 2012, many of the “Obamacons,” as The Economist dubbed them four years ago, have become disenchanted with the president, actively unwilling to vote for him or uncommited.
Of the 17 “Obamacons” who spoke to The Daily Caller over the past couple of months, seven said they still plan to vote for Obama, three expressed displeasure with both Obama and GOP hopeful Mitt Romney, three said they remained undecided, and four declined to comment.
Let's review. You're talking about 17 "conservatives" who, in 2008, voted for the most liberal member of the US Senate for President. Of those 17, not one of them will commit to voting for that same very liberal's only opponent with any chance of success and a strong plurality will vote for said liberal gain.
Maybe they aren't actually all that conservative after all. (I realize that some of them are clearly Republicans, but that ain't exactly the same thing.)