Romney is buying the nomination. The Romney camp has obviously told him not to say anything because he is such a disastrous loss politically against obama. They are just hoping to wrap up the nomination before anyone notices that Romney is a complete fail. Romney can't hit obama hard enough to make any impact politically. But the elites or as you say "the affluent" i.e. the very rich who are the Romney machine do not seem to care that Romney will lose to Obama. It's sad to see Americans get the short end of the political stick in 2012. Romneys store bought persona will be a store bought loss for America.