Romney is hardly as moderate in his stance as he once was. Perhaps he has adopted a more conservative stance in order to obtain the nomination which he might otherwise not get due to his actual record?
Romney is decidedly Pro-life, Pro-Parental Notification on Birth Control for minors, and Anti-Stem-cell research. He supports the overturn of Roe v. Wade. That's hardly a moderate stance.
Romney is decidely Anti-Gay as well, supporting DOMA, opposing gays serving in the military, and opposing gays adopting children.
That's certainly not a moderate stance.
Romney is Pro-Capital Punishment, anti-Gun control, anti-drug legalization, anti-Obama-care.
Where's the moderate stance in any of this?
Only in his fiscal policy might he be said to be anything close to moderate, and certainly not liberal.
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