In the primary and since, Romney has done everything imaginable to pander to the Republican right-wing base. He has flip-flopped on the full spectrum of issues from climate change to abortion to his own signature healthcare law and plenty more in between. That’s not to say that Mitt Romney doesn’t authentically hold some very strong conservative views; it appears, for instance, that he has always been personally opposed to abortion. But if there’s anything consistent about his public positions, it’s that they’ve been shaped more often by convenience than conviction.
- Sally Kohn