Brent Budowsky, over at The Hill‘s Pundits Blog, tells it like it is:
“Let’s be clear. Boehner, McConnell, Cantor and Romney are not conviction politicians. The are power politicians with deep insider financial backing, and deep crony-capitalist relations with Wall Street and K Street. The people who run the party want the hostile takeover by Romney of the conservative movement to be done, over and complete.
“The Republicans…nominate the most insider candidates who do the best job of pretending to be conservative, just enough to humor and fend off the real conservatives.
“In the GOP, the insider, banking, Wall Street and K Street establishment is the boss. Period.
“This process of an insincere Romney pretending he is farther to the right than he is, to humor the right that he will ultimately betray, has given Obama a huge advantage.
“To the political center, Romney looks too far to the right; to the political right, he looks too insincere; and to everyone else, he’s simply too elitist.”
I encourage you to head over to thehill.com and read the whole thing.