This is an old canard. We've heard it before with Ford, Dole & McCain. They're moderates they will get the independents and the moderate Democrats. Can anyone tell me how well those Presidencies turned out? You can't because the moderate Democrats voted for the Democratic candidate not the Republican one. Who would have thought! By the way, they also didn't win the independent vote either. I have grave doubts that Romney can also garner the independent and moderate Democratic vote this time around. I'm afraid we have nominated another Dole/McCain again.