It's not the candidate, it's the ideology. Romney only stated what TOPer's like Napolitano believe, as Aiken only stated what TOPer's generally believe as well. Now that the candidates are speaking to an audience outside the 30% of the Nation on the far right, their comments are scrutinized to a greater degree, and they will get push back and rejection when the majority of the Nation will disagree with them. They have every right to express their views. The electorate will decide if the person holding such views will get their individual vote.