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Romney Needs to Channel More Conservatism

By    |   Thursday, 02 February 2012 02:33 PM

Fresh off of a huge GOP primary win in Florida, Mitt Romney is feeling good. But exit polls revealed one key shortcoming that has dogged Romney thus far: Conservative voters — a key constituency, and the base of the Republican Party — are still not feeling good about his candidacy.

According to Politico, of those who said they wanted a “true conservative,” Newt Gingrich won with 45 percent, compared with 20 percent for Romney, who finished behind Rick Santorum (23 percent).

Then again, conservative apprehension of Romney is something we’ve known about for months. Some think he’s a flip-flopper; some think he’s really a British-style conservative who believes in welfare state lite, while others yet think he’s too weak or timid to win in a general election matchup against President Obama.

So what does he need to do to convince them he’s none of the above?

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