When I do tax work for client's, one of the things I advise them is that your tax documents support a narrative about your life.
For instance, you can live in a $600,000 home if you make $9,000 a year. Where people get into trouble is when their tax documents do not match their particular narrative.
The same is true for politicians which is where I get to Romney. I'm throwing out the question for someone to please answer, what the hell is Romney for?
Now I get that most people who run for president have some warped personal resume they want to complete but generally they have some overriding issues that they want to accomplish once they're in office.
Romney has been running for president for over six years now and all I can derive is that he wants to be bigger, better, stronger than the idiot we already have in office.
That's not enough.
As a result, we have these few things that Romney has done which paints a picture of a guy who's only real principle in life is what is politically expedient at the moment. That's his narrative (see Romneycare). Clue phone to Romney, you're not going to win a Republican primary that way.
I'm only offering this advise because I truly think Romney is the only one left in the field who can beat Obama, but if his advisers can't offer him this one idea than he probably can't win either.
Republicans have been starving for over twenty years now for a guy who can articulate and lead the conservative movement and all we can seem to get from the establishment is a younger version of Bob Dole.
But don't take my word for it. Keep doing what you're doing, it seems to be working so well.