I think Romney’s new moderate stance is a “deathbed conversion”. He knew he’d lose by a large margin in the general election if he was consistent with what he said during the primary season.
That said, no other Republican candidate could have survived their primariy and then do well in the general election. The very process turned off far too many women, minorities, young voters and non-evangelicals. Just how many Americans want to give tax cuts to the 1% AND end Roe v. Wade AND slash the social safety net AND add another $2 trillion to the military budget AND double the interest on student loans?
Romney’s budget numbers aren’t the only ones that don’t add up.