Massachusetts Moderates for Mitt!
9:08 PM, Feb 27, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
National Journal reports that a fundraiser for Mitt Romney, Christopher Jenny, is inviting donors opposed to "social arch conservative" Rick Santorum to a reception in support of a "Massachusetts moderate" for president:
As National Journal notes, Romney has worked hard to cast himself as a conservative during the race. He even called himself a "severely conservative governor" of Massachusetts at this year's CPAC. His opponents, most frequently Newt Gingrich, have tried to play up the "Massachusetts moderate" side of Romney's past, but as Fred Barnes pointed out in January, Romney has moved further right in this cycle:
Still, there must be a reason a moderate Republican from Massachusetts (who gave $2,500 last year to liberal Democrat Alan Khazei's failed primary campaign in the race against Republican Scott Brown) is rallying his fellow moderates around the former governor. Why don't they believe Romney's the conservative he says he is?