Romney is Not a Secret Moderate on Energy - He's a Republican
grist.org — Lots of centrist types “can’t see” Romney bowing to the right-wing of the party or governing as right-wing as he’s running. That’s because lots of centrist types are naive (willfully, in some cases) about American politics.The Republican Party has been evolving steadily into a parliamentary party, which acts as a unified bloc and is driven from the legislature. The party agenda, not what is secretly in Romney’s heart, is what matters. And the party agenda is now entirely driven by the right wing of the party. The Republican Party now acts as a unit. And it is a unit with an agenda, on energy as on much else, that is wildly reactionary relative even to a few short years ago. Even assuming the hidden moderate so many people want to see inside Romney is real, it will be powerless in office. You elect a Republican, you get the Republican agenda.