Ace of Spades explains what Romney needs to do to win over conservatives:
He must stop acting as if it’s possible to win the well-wishes of the institutional left. Only a fool believes that, and only a man planning to govern from the center would plan for that.
Yeg-xactly. “Only a man planning to govern from the center”–i.e., maintain the status quo–would behave as Romney is behaving. That’s why he’s not appealing to people who want a radical change from business as usual.