One of the primary objections to Romney is that he doesn’t believe what he says. Romney just tells votes what they want to hear, based on focus-group tested sound bites. However, Romney has another problem which receives less attention.
He’s also weak on the things he does believe in. For instance, he’s a businessman, and I’m sure he is pro-business. That’s something he is sincere about.
But even in that respect he suffers from temperamental inhibitions. He has a moderate disposition. Naturally middle-of-the-road.
He’d tweak the tax code. Make certain improvements. But he’s not a radical reformer. He doesn’t have that in his psychological makeup. He’s a technocrat. Someone who tinkers with the system. Even what he does best is diluted by his timid temperament.