The meta-questions aside, Kmiec sounds the note that will win Obama otherwise conservative votes in November:
Our president has involved our nation in a military engagement without sufficient justification or clear objective. In so doing, he has incurred both tragic loss of life and extraordinary debt jeopardizing the economy and the well-being of the average American citizen. In pursuit of these fatally flawed purposes, the office of the presidency, which it was once my privilege to defend in public office formally, has been distorted beyond its constitutional assignment.
Come to think of it, what could be more conservative, in the primary sense of that term, than defending the Constitution against usurpation?