I only met him twice, back in the 90s. He's an older style me-too repulican. There was a very strong "anti-Jesus Freak" sentiment among many moderate Republicans then. He never came out and said it but that was the camp he was in.
That's interesting. I think he tries very hard to please everyone. He sees that as being unifying. But it isn't. You unify by being truthful, straightforward, bold but also PERSUASIVE! His way is to evade, not persuade. To me that's dishonesty and weakness.