There is a logical principle sometimes called "Occam's Razor" that could be applied here.
It is not necessary to assume that self-described conservatives are really libertarian. Or that they lack a comprehensive world view. All that is necessary is to understand that many products of the modern education system are "muddy thinkers". They have trouble dissociating what they think from what they feel (or what they want).
I have never found this to be the case with Dr. Adams' thinking, though.