Romney is a Rockefeller Republican. More Liberal than Republican and no Ideological convictions for which he is willing to fight. He had obama on the ropes with the Rose Garden Statement and he backed off. He backed off because he was unsure and did not wish to appear ungentlemanly. If the roles were reversed obama would have stated, “Read the entire transcript.” obama would have beaten his opponent to a pulp by kicking him while he was down and stomping on his head and neck. There is no space in Rules for Radicals devoted to being a gentleman. Romney can proudly walk away to a comfortable life as a gentleman and we get to suffer the consequences.