That's because Romney *is* basically a Democrat. He's just a Democrat who likes to give tax cuts to the rich and take away from the poor. But he's a social liberal under the skin and that's how he'll act in office. He brought socialized medicine to MA and hence to the nation as a whole. He'd prefer to ignore the abortion issue, but when push comes to shove he'll leave the status quo alone. If he's got an ounce of integrity (which I personally doubt), he'll leave same sex marriage up to the states to decide.
Romney and Obama are so closely aligned that you could just vote for Obamney and everyone wins. The big factor in this next election is still the makeup of the SC going forward. That, and a continued bad economy, will be the true legacy of either candidate.
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