Most of the time we hear people talk about Romney as a Massachusetts liberal: he is flip flopping on his past positions in order to fit with a more conservative base because he wants to win the GOP presidential primary. If that is possible, isn?t it also possible that Romney has always been mostly conservative, but he realized back in 1994 and 2002 that the electorate of Massachusetts wouldn?t support an open conservative, so he modified his real positions in that race from conservative to moderate or liberal in order to fit Massachusetts? more liberal electorate?
So we can either think Romney is a conservative and softened his positions to run for senator or Governor, or we can think he is a liberal and changed his positions to run for president.
I thought it was worth considering. My guess is Romney is actually more conservative than we admit.