Romney is not pushing to enlarge his reach, he is pushing to replace the conservatives that he is trying to drive into irrelevance.
Anti-conservatism became his agenda early in his life, it was his parents crusade, and Mitt is bitter at the defeats and humiliations that his parents endured for their liberalism and lack of success in ousting the right from the GOP.
Reagan’s success was a bitter pill for the Romneys and Mitt formally left the Republican party in anti-Reagan disgust in 1979.
The bases are already decided. Romney has to go for indies to win, it’s that simple.
That said this welfare reform thing is a crock. Obama did not strip the work requirement. Reading is hard. And trust me my hate for Obama is quite real but this entire argument is b.s.
I don’t think the Romney ad promises bipartisanship. It says welfare reform was a bipartisan achievment which Obama is dismantling. The goal is to paint Obama as an ultra liberal.