This would explain a lot.
Even in the best of times, politicians (like diplomats) have an uncomfortable relationship with the truth. There is a certain tension between a politician’s need to follow the wishes of their electorate, and the need to actually, you know, lead. But Mitt Romney seems to be especially willing to act like a well-oiled wind vane in order to get elected.
Are Romney’s words and actions really at odds with his religious faith?
I guess the thing that worries me the most about Romney, however, is not something I’ve seen mentioned much. Do we really need another president who grew up in the shadow of his successful father, and seems willing to do almost anything to prove himself and measure up?